Simplicity, comfort, and originality: this sums up the first 30 years of activity of SANT LUIS CALZATURE, the company based in Verona and founded by the Carradori family in March 1988, with the intention of cementing the centuries-old family tradition of footwear manufacturing.
Melissa continues to enrich the list of its exclusive collaborations, presenting a special capsule collection with ‘10 Corso Como’, the multi-purpose space in Milan conceived by the gallery manager and journalist Carla Sozzani in 1991 as the first concept store in the world, which today has branches in Seoul, Shanghai, Peking, and as of September 6th, also in New York at the Fulton Market Building – Seaport District.
The Florentine brand (located in Gambassi Terme), which has always made 100% Made in Italy production its own personal trademark, invited the most beautiful woman in Italy, Alice Rachele Arlanch (Miss Italia 2017), to be its special guest at the last edition of Expo Riva Schuh in Riva del Garda.
The German brand, with a turnover of 500 million euros annually, will present its first fashion show in Italy at Pitti Uomo no. 94, in what is its second international debut after its premiere worldwide showing on the Paris catwalk in the Jardin des Tuileries last June.
Tuesday 12 June from 11 to 16, Kevin Willis will be the Special Guest of Gianni Gallucci at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, where also the exclusive Limited Edition backpack for the team will be presented.
After ending 2018 with a turnover of 30 million euros (70% of which was generated in Italy), the Marches group specialised in the production of footwear sets itself the ambitious goal of increasing its turnover to 50 million euros.
After experiencing a growth trend of +10% for six consecutive years, along with a +17% rise in the profitability index over the last three years, Scarpa ends 2018 with 100 million euros in consolidated revenue and aims to arrive at an annual revenue of 150 million euros over the next five years.
Conquering Europe from Milan, the brand of stars and stripes gym shoes, Pony, which is an acronym for Product of New York, opens a store in the historic Brera neighbourhood in via Ponte Vetero 15.
In March, Luis Onofre took office as the new President of the CEC-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry.
Febos, the company from Asolo specialised in the production and distribution of footwear, ended 2018 with a 20-million-euro turnover and aims to arrive at 30 million euros by the end of 2021.