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Micam… after Vanity, there’s Envy

While feverish preparations are underway for the 86th edition of Micam, the platform of reference for mid to high-end and fashion footwear to be held in Milan from 16 to 19 September 2018, we met up with Annarita Pilotti, President of Assocalzaturifici, the association responsible for organising the event, for a preview of some of its new features and to see how things are going with one of the most important events on the worldwide calendar of footwear.

Talent Shoe 2018: the creativity of new generations

Attracting young qualified workers who can be inserted on the production line, in answer to the generational turnover occurring in […]

Chicco celebrates its 60th anniversary at Pitti Bimbo

From the anti-hiccup rubber teat to the bumble bee mobile, from the first line of children’s footwear to the collapsible […]

Welcome to the Pepe Jeans London Club!

At the next Micam (16-19 September) in Hall 6 C02 C04 D01 D03

Luxury on the rise with momentum provided by China and the Millennials

Luxury footwear will experience 7% growth in 2018: this is what emerges from the Fondazione Altagamma’s Personal Luxury Goods Study elaborated in collaboration with Bain & Company.

Zalando: second hub in Italy

Zalando doubles its presence in Italy. After its historic logistics centre in Stradella, it gets ready to open up a second hub in Italy in Nogarole Rocca, in the province of Verona.

Fanghina arrives

After the successful debut at the January 2018 edition of Pitti Uomo, the collaboration between Fanga and Alessandro Squarzi is also reconfirmed for the Summer 2019 season.

With LA_B, fashion and outdoor meet up at Pitti

Barena, in collaboration with La Sportiva, present an exclusive worldwide preview of their new limited edition sneaker at Pitti Uomo in Florence, which this year is guided by an outdoor theme.

Vuitton amazes with its 2019 Cruise Collection

The French maison revamps the Archlight architectural sole for the footwear belonging to its 2019 Cruise Collection.

Sambarose: contemporary appeal for a classic style

Adidas revamps and updates the Samba, the iconic sneaker first launched in the 50’s for indoor soccer.

Running as the protagonist

Italia Runnics , the Spanish marketplace dedicated to runners with an offering of over 50 thousand items of apparel and running shoes, arrives in Italy.

Expo Riva Schuh focuses on Portugal

An agreement for bringing more Portuguese exhibitors to Riva del Garda.

Sonia Rykiel opens its first boutique in Madrid

For its debut in Spain, the Sonia Rykiel maison has chosen Madrid: a 165-sqm boutique among the Coello palaces, which is the privileged luxury destination for shopping with its leading Spanish and international names in fashion.

A declaration for free and fair trade

Representatives from various national footwear associations together with chambers of commerce from five continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair footwear trade during the third International Footwear Forum held in Porto, Portugal, on May 16.

Chicco celebrates 60 years

Sixty years of passion and care for children has established the Chicco brand as an icon in the sector of […]

Pitti Bimbo: an increasing focus on research and lifestyles

Platform of reference for children’s fashions and lifestyles, the 87th edition of Pitti Bimbo will feature 557 brands, of which 347 hailing from abroad, with a forecasted turnout of more than 10 thousand visitors in Florence.

Fabi presents “Lamaxi”

A women’s sneaker that goes back in time to the Nineties, for the brand new distribution strategies of the label.

Artioli opens a new showroom in Milan

A prestigious headquarters in the heart of the Milan Fashion District.

One Star, all-around glamour

Fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni revamps the Converse One Star in a glam key, with a cascade of glitter.

Asics: in the spirit of sunflowers

Asics Corporation celebrates the 100th birthday of its founder with a special collection inspired by the joy and colours of sunflowers: KO100.

Ugg, a limited edition for the launching of “Solo”

For the upcoming release of “Solo: a Star Wars Story” on 25 May, UGG launches its fourth project of collaboration with Star Wars.

ARSUTORIA and FDRA: a memorandum of understanding for training

The Italian ARSUTORIA school will make available to US brands its many years of experience in teaching style and product engineering.

The Alcedo private equity firm enters in Atlantic Star

Strong from the successes achieved in just five years of activity, Atlantic Star cements a deal with the investor Alcedo SGR in order to put the pedal to the metal on internationalisation.

Scooter sets its sights on Europe

The brand, a leader in Turkey for its production of boots and Watertight outdoor footwear, will be present at the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh, in Hall B5, Stand A30.

The new home of Confindustria Moda

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Confindustria Moda headquarters took place yesterday, 15 May, in Milan with Vincenzo Boccia and Claudio Marenzi in attendance: the building that was previously the home-laboratory to Nicky Chini brings together under one roof all of the sector’s associations ((Aimpes, Aip, Anfao, Assocalzaturifici and Federorafi, with the only exception being Unic), the respective service providers and connected fairs, as well as the offices of the Federation itself.

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