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After the first six months of 2019, which saw footwear exports characterised by a dynamic positive trend in value and a favourable trade balance with double-digit growth, an alarming drop-off in volumes occurred, with a growing gap between leading designer labels and SMEs, and a domestic market in difficulty.
Notwithstanding the leading market value of the Russian market, Obuv mir Kozi – in Moscow from 21 to 24 October 2019 – did not manage to overcome the negative predictions made on the eve of the event, with clientele prey to the uncertainties surrounding the new system of mandatory marking, and the constant search for the best price.
From one end, the weak banking system and devalued currency in Kazakhstan, and from the other end, the political-economic crises of the Ukraine, influenced the outcome of the last editions of Moda Made in Italy @Almaty and Moda Made in Italy @Kiev organised by Assocalzaturifici with Ente Moda Italia. Despite this, a number of business opportunities still presented themselves.
It’s Moon Star Shoes that are the most expensive shoes in the world and they were created by an Italian designer, Antonio Vietri.
Young, but with very clear ideas, in an exclusive interview with Fotoshoe, the new President of the Assocalzaturifici Youth Group speaks of her special formula meant to stimulate growth in SMEs and support young entrepreneurs.
An award for job dedication, but also a great celebration for workers in the industry: the 39th edition of the “Devotion to Work – Celebrating Mankind” Awards, organized by the Saint Crispino and Crispiniano Consortium in Vigevano saw the passing of the baton from Mario Martinoli to Giovanni Torielli.
The fiftieth anniversary of MICAM ends on a successful note, recording a slight rise in visitors (+0.94%) of a decidedly international scope.
Elected by the Assocalzaturifici Youth Group during the 34th National Conference of Confindustria Youths in Capri, she will hold office for the four-year period from 2019-2023.
The fair dedicated to womenswear, White, which will once again open its doors from 20 to 23 February 2020, expects to repeat the success of this past September’s edition
The event organised by IFEMA, which is increasingly a fashion fair of reference on the Iberian Peninsula, was visited by over 15 thousand professional visitors and 800 exhibiting brands coming from 37 different countries.
At the Museum of Costume and Fashion, for the very first time, an exhibition explores the history, symbolic role and economic value of footwear, from classical times to the modern era.
A survey conducted by SEMrush among millions of web users identified the most popular trends and preferences in terms of sports footwear, confirming the appeal of Made in Italy and the leadership of Superga as one of the most clicked on brands.
More than 10 thousand products displayed by over 500 world-renowned brands received the thumbs up from industry professionals at the AYMOD sector fair.
The Madrid event, organized by IFEMA and dedicated to the previews of shoes and accessories for Spring-Summer 2020, has attracted almost 3 thousand professional visitors, with a slight growth (+2%) in comparison with the previous edition.
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