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Stonefly, when the style embraces comfort technology

Stonefly once again presents a striking collection with an urban look at MICAM, proposing a line of models that renews the successful duo of style and comfort.

Giovanni Fabiani on the move!

“Feeling the movement” is the dictate set down by Giovanni Fabiani for women in the coming FW19-20 season. For a woman who is always on the move, a style that embraces sportswear, street philosophy, and active daywear with mountain contaminations.

XTI: love at first sight!

The Spanish brand of youthful footwear presents its new proposals for winter.

Elvio Zanon, when the shape becomes fashionable

New silhouettes, new geometries, for a new femininity: this is what the Elvio Zanon winter collection proposes

Beyond: a style that is out of the ordinary

Sophisticated design and mixes of materials for the FW19-20 collection by Beyond, which takes its inspiration from chunky fashion.

CLE has a new President, Aqeel Panaruna

Aqeel Panaruna is the new President of CLE, the Council of Leather Exports, the body responsible for promoting Indian leather and accessory (footwear, leather goods, leather items) exports, with support provided by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The nomination, which took place this past January 2019, sees Aqeel Panaruna take over from former President Rafeeq Ahmed.

Luis Onofre is the new CEC President

Cleto Sagripanti stands down as President and is succeeded by Luis Onofre. Already the President of Appicaps (since May 2017), Luis Onofre will take over at the head of the CEC-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry, with his term officially commencing in March in Porto.

MICAM, a turnout of over 43 thousand visitors

An increase in Italian visitors and decrease in foreign numbers: the 87th edition of MICAM ends with over 43 thousands visitors, for results in line with the February 2018 edition.

Primato, the evolution of the work shoe

Dike, the workwear brand of shoes and apparel that designs, develops, and produces entirely in Italy, presents PRIMATO, its new line of work footwear characterised by the innovative DTRS® (Dike Total Resilience System).

Sneakers: 100% PLUG-Mi

In 2017, in Italy, sneaker sales – equal to 26.9 million pairs for a total value of 1.245,4 billion euros – are what motivated the leading Milanese producer and organiser of major events, Campus Fandango Club, to create “PLUG-Mi The Sneakers Culture Experience”.

Italian footwear, more in Hell than in Paradise

On the occasion of the Micam videoconference press event, Assocalzaturifici Director Tommaso Cancellara presented a preliminary sector report on the less than thrilling results for 2018 based on a survey conducted by the Confindustria Moda Research Centre for Assocalzaturifici. In keeping in line with the metaphor of the Divine Comedy – the theme of the fair’s advertising campaign – you could say that more than Paradise, we’re starting backslide towards Hell.

Birkenstock, 1-billion-euro goal

This is the figure that CEO Oliver Reichert confirmed he is intent on achieving with the sales of the brand in his interview with the Sole 24 Ore newspaper.

Ellesse, the relaunching

For the fifth year in a row, Nice Footwear confirms the license of the Ellesse brand and intends to relaunch it with the development of a footwear collection destined for the top retailers of apparel and footwear.

Kammi goes to Sanremo

Brand endorsers for Kammi at Sanremo are DJ Paoletta and the winners of the “Kamminando verso Sanremo” contest.

Gigi Hadid stylist for Reebok

The model Gigi Hadid has designed a new line of apparel and footwear for Reebok, with a Nineties look and the use of colour block themes.

Tu & Io by Naturino will dress children and their mothers

Brand extension for the Tu & Io label launched for SS 2019 with a project of customisable sneakers on a neutral base for mothers and their children.

The shoe flies online in the USA

The American NPD group presents the shoe as the leader in e-commerce sales: accounting for 50% of online sales in the USA.

Dior at the VAM: The New Look, the influence and a love for the UK

To Christian Dior “The Stylist of Dreams”, the V&A Museum (VAM) in London dedicates an exhibition that retraces the history and impact of one of the most important courtiers of the 20th century from 1947 to present-day times, while also underlining his close ties with the UK, his second home.

Milan and Rome celebrate the Year of the Pig

The Montenapoleone District celebrates Chinese New Year with a series of events, an exhibition, and a forum that gets ready to intercept China’s ‘shopping addicted’, alongside a repeat of the event in Rome.

KS-Safety Shoes: will make you feel safe

The mission of the Serbian company is that of safety and guaranteeing international clientele a product to wear for on-the-job protection, with a focus not only on PPE but also on the health and comfort of the worker.

Cauchos Arnedo, safety and colour

Founded in 1981 in La Rioja, Spain, Cauchos Arnedo soon earned itself an international reputation as a producer of multicolour rubber soles for the fashion and safety industries.

Defentex Cut Ultra Light 18GG – Safety and comfort at your fingertips

For over 25 years, Filtes International has been state-of-the-art in the production of technical yarns for the personal safety sector.

On the eve of the 87th edition of MICAM, Asso announces the acquisition of KEYS

The company from Fermo extends its portfolio of brands, which alongside the directly owned brands of ASSO and Balducci, also includes the license for Laura Biagiotti Dolls and those recently acquired for Gaëlle Paris and Caénoir Kids.

Dirk Bikkembergs, new development with Gbg

The Dirk Bikkembergs footwear license passes from Zeis Excelsa – historic owner of the brand – to Global Brand Group, a reality with its headquarters in Hong Kong, which is controlled by Levitas.

A+A expands in Hall 1, increasing its offering

The most important trade fair for safety, security and health at work, A+A 2019, is getting ready to embark on a new adventure with its next edition scheduled from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Düsseldorf, hosting a selection of more than 2,000 exhibitors.

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May 22, 2019

Zanotti launches Blabber

Giuseppe Zanotti presents Blabber, the new sneaker capsule collection created from the collaboration with the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

May 22, 2019

Pretty Ballerinas, timeless chic

Olympia di Grecia, after having lent her face and name to a Pretty Ballerinas collection, today becomes a stylist and designs two bon-ton models.

May 22, 2019

JD Stores grow in Italy

The multinational British group JD Sports continues with its plans for expansion in Italy with the inauguration on 11 May of a new store in Nola (NA) at the Vulcano Buono shopping mall.

May 22, 2019

Possession: all ways equal

For its fortieth anniversary, Melissa revamps Melissa Possession with new colours, entrusting its promotion to young talents in NY, through an ad campaign rife with the atmosphere of the Nineties.

May 21, 2019

X-Swift, the future of athleisure

BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi collaborated to create X-Swift, an athleisure shoe for the mass market that features four innovative and advanced BASF materials with the latest automation technology for footwear.