World Footwear


Assopellettieri names a new President

Jul 28, 2023 / Italy
Claudia Sequi, Vice President of the Firenze-based Pelleterie Claudia, is the new President of the Italian Leather Goods Association for the 23/23 period. She succeeds Fabio Gabbrielli

Programme for the next UITIC Congress is already available

Jul 24, 2023 / UITIC
The programme for the 21st edition of the International Congress of Technical Footwear, which will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2023 in Milan and Vigevano, is now fully available

Tod's Creative Director to step down

Jul 14, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced that Walter Chiapponi is stepping down from his role as Creative Director by mutual agreement. Search for a successor is now underway

Italian footwear exports grow in value but decline in volume

Jul 13, 2023 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2023, Italian footwear exports increased by 16.1% in value, but declined by 2% in volume, as compared to the same period of 2022, says Assocalzaturifici

Preparations for the next UITIC Congress steam ahead

Jun 30, 2023 / Italy
The organization of the 21st edition of the International Technical Footwear Congress, which will be held next September, received 106 abstracts on the themes of sustainability and innovation

Bottega Veneta opens a new footwear factory

Jun 29, 2023 / Italy
The Italian label, owned by the luxury group Kering, has opened a new footwear atelier in Vigonza, in the footwear district of Riviera del Brenta, located in the Veneto region

Assocalzaturifici names a new President for the Young Entrepreneurs division

Jun 28, 2023 / Italy
Federica de Pascale, who works in her family's business, Calpierre, has been named the new President of the Young Entrepreneurs of the Italian Footwear Manufacturers Association

Pitti Uomo with a positive turnout

Jun 26, 2023 / Italy
The Florence trade show focused on men's fashion proposals closed with positive turnout figures. Out of the 11 900 buyers who attended Pitti, 43% were foreign, with a strong return of Asia

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags closes with a 9 000 attendance

Jun 23, 2023 / Italy
The last edition of the Italian trade fair attracted 9 000 visitors, up by 12.% from June's 2022 edition. As anticipated, the exhibition saw the return of a large number of Chinese exhibitors

Golden Goose delivers revenue growth

Jun 14, 2023 / Italy
The luxury sneakers brand saw its revenue grow by 20% in the first quarter of the year, as compared to the same period of 2022, due to “continued investment in and expansion of the retail channel”

China to return in force in the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

Jun 12, 2023 / Italy
Participation in the 99th edition of the trade fair is expected to exceed the figures of January's edition, but the highlight goes to the number of Chinese exhibitors, as their registrations have already doubled

LVMH Métiers d’Art acquires majority stake in Italian tannery Nuti Ivo

Jun 7, 2023 / France
LVMH's division aimed at preserving the French-based group's expertise in luxury raw materials and craftsmanship is now a majority partner of the Italian tannery Nuti Ivo SpA Group

Permira to acquire majority stake in Gruppo Florence

May 31, 2023 / Italy
Funds advised by the global private equity firm Permira have agreed to acquire a majority stake in luxury goods manufacturer Gruppo Florence

Kering unveils new Italian headquarters in the centre of Milan

May 30, 2023 / Italy
The luxury group will be the sole occupant of the six-floor Palazzo Pertusati, located in the central Via Senato, with views towards the quadrilatero della moda on one side, and the Giardini di Porta Venezia on the other

GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags: we are confident it will return to its peak levels by next year

Premium ContentMay 22, 2023 / Italy
With the footwear and accessories goods market on the upswing, expectations are high for the next edition of the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags. We spoke to GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager, to get an overview of what to find from the 17th to the 20th of June in Garda
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