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Pretziada’s homage to Sardinian minimalism

A creative duo capable of exporting historical Sardinian know-how to the world. A contemporary design able to reappraise the Italian island by combining craftsmanship, fashion, tourism and storytelling.

Fragiacomo between héritage and a contemporary spirit

In the discovery of an Italian luxury brand with a rich héritage and a future characterised by ongoing expansion: Federico Pozzi Chiesa, CEO of GC Holding, the brand’s owner, speaks to us of Fragiacomo’s values, future projects, and its FW 2018-19 collection. 

Daniele Ancarani, the style of feeling comfortable

Class and good taste without frills, and without sacrificing creativity and imagination. These are the key words of the designer from Bologna who plans to open new stores in Italy and abroad.

Turkish footwear: worldwide mission

Interview with the upper management of IDMIB on Turkish footwear and its goals

María Valcarce, Director of Sicur, presents the next edition of the fair

From 20 to 23rd February 2018, Sicur in Madrid is a complete safety fair on all fronts, serving as a bridge between South America and Spain

Pitillos: comfortable experience

Since 1981, Pitillos has been dressing the feet of the most demanding women and men, combining style with attention to comfort, thanks to skilled craft workmanship and state-of-the-art technology. We interviewed Silvia Hernández in order to retrace with her the most important milestones in the company’s growth, while also considering its future goals.

Snapfeet: the right fitting just a click away

The innovative Veneto start-up Trya has launched an application that promises to eliminate the problem of fitting associated with online shoe purchases: Snapfeet. Aimed at businesses, as well as consumers, it revolutionizes the e-tail industry, allowing shoes to virtually be tried on, thanks to the biometric scan (3D image) of the foot.

CEC: increasingly strong in Europe

With president Cleto Sagripanti we talk of European industry, education, bilateral agreements and duties.

Shows and Markets: Interview with Raffaello Napoleone

The Pitti Immagine shows, the role of accessories, markets of reference, and the role of digital technology: we speak of this and more in our interview with Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine.

Condor-Inblu: from the historic ‘Chips’ to the latest acquisitions

Interview with Silvia Fidanza, Head of Marketing and Communication at Inblu

The shoe: the bloggers’ point of view

Mothers and bloggers, with the desire to present the world of children through the filter of fashion, and that’s not […]

Fly: shoe lovers

Interview with Giorgio Lai from Fly, in order to discover the world of children’s and adult’s footwear licensing, yesterday and today.

USA: still one of the best markets for Italian products

With Salina Ferretti from Assocalzaturifici and Maurizio Forte from the ICE Agency, we take an in-depth look at the American market

An army of shoes

A look at the world of military footwear with some of its protagonists

Interview with Ulrike Kähler – Project Director of Gallery and Gallery Shoes

The next appointment with Gallery Shoes is from 11 to 13 March 2018.

Made in Italy returns and sets its sights on Russia and the CIS area

Italian exports return to a trend of growth in Russia and the CIS area: we speak of it with Arturo Venanzi and Marino Fabiani

A+A: More and more reference event for the industry

Interview with Birgit Horn, Director of A + A – Global Head Occupational Health

DIS: When tradition becomes digital

Interview with Andrea Carpineti

“Expo Riva Schuh, a showcase without equal”

Roberto Pellegrini, President of Riva del Garda Fiere e Congressi for the last 10 years

Omni-channel retailing and integration of distribution channels

The Expo Riva Schuh opening talk with Daniel Agis Branchi as the protagonist

Integration between online and offline moments and research on international markets

Carla Costa – Manager of the Fairs Unit of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi

Expo Riva Schuh exporting its brand around the world

Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi

Expo Riva Schuh: strategic information for business

Giovanni Laezza, Managing Director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi

Obuv: Italian footwear manufacturers provide insight into the latest edition

The latest edition of Obuv Mir Kozhi took place in Moscow from March 21st to 24th. Here is an array of impressions and comments offered up by Italian exhibitors at the fair.

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Apr 16, 2018

Vietnam: towards further development

The two days of the Vietnam Footwear Summit, held on 21 and 22 March in Ho Chi Min City, was the occasion for speaking of the Vietnamese footwear manufacturing industry’s role in a global context, while imaging future developments.

Apr 09, 2018

Nine West files for bankruptcy

In the end, Nine West filed for bankruptcy. Last week it filed for Chapter 11 protection with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, putting an end to rumours that had been circulating for the last few months.

Apr 09, 2018

A sneaker for the new Clergerie Paris website

An innovative and striking design, a handwoven two-tone raffia upper, with a high performance sole and dynamic shape, in both a low-cut and hi-cut version: extremely attractive, Clergerie unisex sneakers are exclusively sold on the new online website of the French luxury footwear brand.

Apr 09, 2018

Bloomingdale’s inaugurates the new “shoe floor”

Not just a simple new layout dedicated to luxury footwear, but a bona fide design temple for shoes where it is possible to find a little bit of everything: from luxury to contemporary footwear, and from established to emerging designers. The renovation of the new Bloomingdale’s shoe department follows the example set by Saks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges.

Apr 06, 2018

The Ebarrito sneaker-manifesto

Ebarrito, the Made in Italy brand of accessories that made recycled leathers and an exclusive spirit its very own trademark, proposes a new sneakers collection that is a bona fide manifesto of its philosophy “re-thinking fashion”.