World Footwear


Weak performance in China affects Tod’s first quarter turnover

May 28, 2024 / Italy
Ahead of the delisting, the Italian luxury group has reported a 6.7% year-on-year fall in turnover in the first quarter of the year, mainly due to a weak performance in the Chinese market

Expo Riva Schuh: latest shoe and bag trends to be showcased at Highlights area

May 28, 2024 / Italy
At the next edition of the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, which will be held from the 15th and the 18th of June, the Highlights area is set to consolidate its role as a benchmark for trends in the footwear and bag sectors

Global business platform Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags to return in June

May 24, 2024 / Italy
The next edition of the international Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags trade fair will take place from the 15th to the 18th of June in Riva del Garda, Italy, showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the industry

2023: a slow year for Italian footwear exports

May 22, 2024 / Italy
Footwear exports in 2023 faced a gradual decline, resulting in a year-end figure that was 0.6% lower in value as compared to the previous year. Negative import figures also suggest a lack of momentum in the market

Ferragamo posts revenue decline

May 15, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury group saw its revenue fall by 18% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year, mainly due to a weak Chinese market and a difficult wholesale environment

Miu Miu drives growth for Prada

May 2, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury group posted a strong performance in the first quarter of the year, with the Miu Miu brand standing out with a retail sales growth of 89% as compared to the same period in 2023

Golden Goose welcomes Bizzarri to the board at a time of strong momentum

Apr 26, 2024 / Italy
Former Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri joins the board of the Italian luxury sneaker company as sales continue to grow, driven by strong performance across all regions

Marco Gobbetti confirmed as CEO of Ferragamo

Apr 26, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury group has confirmed the appointment of Marco Gobbetti as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the luxury company until the end of 2026

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli dies at 83

Apr 17, 2024 / Italy
Roberto Cavalli has died aged 83, his company has announced. One of the biggest names in fashion, the Italian designer was known for his excess, particularly his animal-print designs

Golden Goose posts double-digit growth

Apr 15, 2024 / Italy
Ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), the Italian-based luxury brand, known for its Superstar sneakers and distressed styles, has posted an 18% year-on-year net sales growth in 2023

New deputy CEO for Gucci

Apr 12, 2024 / Italy
Kering, the French-based luxury group that owns Gucci, has appointed Stefano as deputy chief executive officer of the Italian house. The move comes amid efforts to revive Gucci

Martina Schiuma from The ID Factory: technology is key to accelerate change

Premium ContentApr 8, 2024 / Italy
We spoke to Martina Schiuma, head of sustainability at the platform The ID Factory, to find out more about their solution for fashion brands and retailers to improve supply chain transparency and traceability. In the end, we discussed where the fashion industry is on its journey towards a sustainable future

Simac Tanning Tech unveils new logo as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Apr 3, 2024 / Italy
The International Exhibition of Machinery and Technologies for the Footwear, Leather Goods and Tanning Industries has unveiled a new logo to mark the start of its 50th-anniversary celebrations

Alessandro Michele named creative director of Valentino

Apr 1, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based Maison has appointed Alessandro Michele as Creative Director, as of the 2nd of April. The news ends months of speculation as to where Michele would re-emerge after he left Gucci
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