World Footwear

Italy

Gucci unveils artlab for leather goods and footwear

Jun 18, 2018 / Italy
Gucci has officially unveiled the Gucci ArtLab, a 37 000-square-meter hub for excellence and innovation. This “laboratory of creativity” is located in Scandicci, near Florence and the historical HQ of the brand in Casellina

Richemont sells Lancel to Piquadro

Jun 13, 2018 / Switzerland
Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA confirmed it has sold its French leather-goods subsidiary Lancel to Italian-based company Piquadro SpA

Positive year for Italian exports

Jun 12, 2018 / Italy
Exports of the Italian footwear sector increased in 2017. The industry closed the year with growth of 3.4% in external sales (after a 2.6% increase reported in the previous year)

Gucci sets ambitious target

Jun 7, 2018 / Italy
Kering's flagship brand, has set a bold goal for next year as it is expecting to cross the 10 billion euros threshold for its revenue

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

Ferragamo with declining revenue

Apr 6, 2018 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury group announced its preliminary 2017 financial results. Revenue for the year totaled 1.393 billion euros, declining by 3.1% from the previous year 

Tod's project aimed at fast-moving fashion

Mar 2, 2018 / Italy
The Italian luxury group will use multiple collections throughout the year to engage better with customers, following many fashion brands which are already adapting their strategies to the fast-moving market

Stable turnover at Geox

Feb 28, 2018 / Italy
Sales amounted to 884.5 million euros in 2017, in line with the previous year. This performance was mainly driven by the growth in the wholesale channel

MIPEL: number of visitors up by 5.6%

Feb 21, 2018 / Italy
Comparing to the 2016 February edition, the Milan-based leather goods and accessories trade fair grew in visits and exhibitors

Micam claims its international prominence

Feb 19, 2018 / Italy
The latest edition of MICAM Milano took place from the 11th to the 14th of February. The organisation congratulated for another sucessful event with 60% of visitors coming from abroad

Matteo Mascazzini appointed Geox CEO

Feb 5, 2018 / Italy
During the Geox Board of Directors meeting Matteo Mascazzini was accepted as a member of the Board of Directors and subsequently appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee member

Revenue down at Ferragamo

Feb 5, 2018 / Italy
Salvatore Ferragamo group, one of the global leaders in the luxury sector, announced preliminary consolidated revenues for 2017 amounting to 1.393 billion euros, down by 3.1% at current exchange rates

Tod's annual sales down

Jan 26, 2018 / Italy
Consolidated sales for the Italy-based group totaled 963.3 million euros in 2017, down by 4.1% from the previous year. Despite the negative trend in the last quarter, performance was better than in the first nine months of the year

Lively atmosphere and positive balance at Pitti Uomo

Jan 19, 2018 / Italy
The latest edition of the Italian trade fair received 36 000 visitors and closed the program with a positive balance and strong satisfaction with the atmosphere
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