World Footwear

Design

Gladz: obsession for clean design and passion for details

Sep 11, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know a Portuguese brand inspired by women and their history, in particular the feminist movement

Christian Louboutin exhibits in Paris

Sep 6, 2019 / France
From the 25th of February 2020 onwards, the Palais de la Porte Dorée will present a major exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, the internationally renowned footwear designer

Vapesol promotes design competition

May 29, 2019 / Portugal
The soles manufacturer based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal and at the heart of the footwear industry Cluster, is giving design students an opportunity to develop a prototype which will be at exhibition at Lineapelle

Christian Louboutin inspired by Portugal

May 20, 2019 / Portugal
Portugaba is a bag manufactured with Portuguese handcrafted techniques and aims to pay tribute to the country that welcomed the designer

Louis Vuitton and Belle involved in design infringement's battle

May 14, 2019 / France
French luxury brand Louis Vuitton is taking legal action against Hong Kong-based group Belle International, claiming one of its sneaker designs was copied

Alber Elbaz teams up with Tod's

Apr 5, 2019 / Italy
The famous fashion designer will work on a new collaboration with the Italian brand of luxury footwear Tod’s. Alber Elbaz was chosen by Diego Della Valle

World Footwear Congress discusses sustainability

Mar 26, 2019 / CEC
The next edition of the World Footwear Congress is taking place in Naples from the 3rd to the 5th of April. The full program with speakers is now available

Tom Ford will head the CFDA

Mar 22, 2019 / United States
The CFDA Board ratified Tom Ford as their Chairman. The award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer will succeed current Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg effective from the 1st of June

Registration for the World Footwear Congress is open

Mar 1, 2019 / CEC
Registration for the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

In the words of Walter Rodrigues

Feb 12, 2019 / Brazil
We have visited Inspiramais in São Paulo last January and we talked to Walter Rodrigues, who coordinates the Design and Research Center of the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal)

New footwear design center opens in India

Jul 18, 2018 / India
The country's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, inaugurated a new footwear design and development institute (FDDI) in Hyderabad

Talent Shoe 2018: The final Award ceremony

Jun 29, 2018 / CEC
Over 60 young students of footwear design and manufacturing from schools in Europe gathered at Confindustria Moda in Milan for the Talent Shoe 2018, the award ceremony of the European design contest organised under an EU Social Dialogue project

Louboutin wins trademark battle in India

Dec 22, 2017 / India
The French luxury footwear and fashion designer was awarded a compensation of 156 078 US dollars in damages and a permanent injunction against two shoe dealers for the infringement of its red sole trademark

Portugal wins best footwear design

Dec 13, 2017 / Portugal
For three days, Porto was the host of the Fashion Design Competition, an initiative aimed at young footwear and clothing designers of some of the most important European fashion schools

Tony Miranda, the art of perfection

Sep 5, 2017 / Portugal
Tony Miranda is the first Portuguese designer of haute couture. Footwear is the new bet of the designer
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