World Footwear


Ferragamo reports solid first half

Sep 12, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted revenue and profits growth in the first half of the year, as compared to the same period of last year, "despite the enduring impact of the pandemic in China"

Moncler launches new footwear line

Sep 8, 2022 / Italy
Seeking to accelerate the development of its footwear segment, the Milan-based luxury brand announced the launch of the Trailgrip collection, inspired by its mountaineer heritage

Ferragamo partners up with Farfetch to reach younger generations

Sep 5, 2022 / Italy
The Italian luxury group is partnering up with the online luxury retailer to boost its digital innovations capabilities and "engage in conversation" with Millennial and Gen Z shoppers

Tod's founding family launches bid to delist the company

Sep 2, 2022 / Italy
The Della Valle family said their holding company would pay 40 euros per share to delist the company from the Milan-based stock exchange. The goal is to strengthen the underperforming luxury group

Prada reports strong first half

Aug 5, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted a net sales of increase of 22% in the first semester, as compared to the same period of the prior year, and is on track to meet midterm targets

Giovanna Ceolini appointed acting Chair of Assocalzaturifici

Aug 4, 2022 / Italy
Currently serving the Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association as Vice Chair, Giovanna Ceolini will take on the role of acting Chair of Assocalzaturifici. This will be temporary while procedures for the election of a new Chair are completed

Siro Badon steps down as Assocalzaturifici Chair

Jul 28, 2022 / Italy
Siro Badon, who had been elected to the role of Chair of the organization in June 2019, submitted his resignation on the 26th of July, claiming both personal and professional reasons

Italy: being good at production alone no longer suffices

Jul 26, 2022 / Italy
Amid a challenging macro-environment, digitalization and sustainability emerged as priorities for the future of the footwear industry at the annual meeting of Assocalzaturifici held in Bologna

Gucci partners with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jul 15, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based fashion House announced that it became a strategic partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate its commitments towards a more circular economy

Recovery of the Italian footwear industry is at stake

Jul 7, 2022 / Italy
Footwear exports and household spending increased in the first quarter of 2022, but a slowdown is already expected from the start of the second quarter. War in Ukraine, rising energy costs and raw materials prices are clouding the horizon

Ferragamo opens NFT booth in Soho's concept store

Jul 4, 2022 / Italy
The space, conceived as a new retail experience and creative hub, includes a hologram sneaker customization tool and an immersive NFT boot that allows customers to create their digital artwork

ASSOMAC and UITIC join to organise 2023 Congress

Jun 30, 2022 / Italy
The partnership between the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (ASSOMAC) and the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) has been announced during a press conference in Milan

Italian footwear industry appeals for aid

Jun 21, 2022 / Italy
Italian manufacturers struggle with high levels of inventory as the war in Ukraine continues, hurting badly businesses. Assocalzaturifici renews appeal to the Italian Government for aid

More than 8 000 visitors at the latest edition of Expo Riva

Jun 20, 2022 / Italy
Under the umbrella of innovation and sustainability, the 97th edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags attracted more than 8 000 visitors from 103 countries and exhibitors from over 41 countries

Roberto Massardi is Prada's new Chief Business Development Officer

Jun 16, 2022 / Italy
The Italian luxury brand appointed Roberto Massardi as chief business development officer in May. Mr. Massardi will be responsible for the strategic development of the group
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