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The group that is parent company to Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo has signed a definitive agreement that will see it take over the Pistoia-based atelier and shoe manufacturer. The deal is expected to close in the first three fiscal months of 2020.
Lyst draws up the classification of the most highly desired shoes of the last decade.
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.
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.
The signing of the trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur on 28 June wraps up years of negotiations, opening up important business opportunities for many sectors, including that of footwear.
FICE – the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries is in charge of coordinating the participation of 53 companies representing 75 brands at the next edition of the Riva del Garda fair, which represents a fundamental occasion for presenting the quality and design of ‘Made in Spain’, while also allowing productive partnerships to be started up with international brands.
According to Euromonitor International’s data, by 2020 the segment of items created for sport and leisure time will beat even the luxury goods segment
The shareholders’ meeting of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, which for the first time sees the addition of two new shareholders from the world of financing, approves the financial statement, nominating the new Board of Directors, and reconfirming Roberto Pellegrini as the President.
Acceleration in foreign sales at the end of 2018: the key role played by the high-end range and subcontractors in exports and the leading regions. Exports on the rise from Lombardy, while Veneto and Tuscany reinforce their positions.
During the press conference dedicated to the presentation of Pitti Uomo 86, Claudio Marenzi, President of Confindustria Moda, spoke on the sector’s latest data, outlining positive results for non-EU countries and a slowdown in Europe.
Fashion Access returns to enliven the Hong Kong Exhibition Center in conjunction with APLF, from 13 to 15 March 2019, while highlighting the very best in fashion accessories and the world of cashmere.
For the fourth time in a row, Gallery Shoes gets ready to kick off its spring edition, from 10 to 12 March 2019 at the Areal Böler in Düsseldorf, with all spaces fully booked and a greater number of Italian brands.
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.
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.