Travel certainly broadens the mind. On the train to the Micam footwear fair in Milan this week I fell into conversation with a buyer from Nigeria.
Milanese footwear trade show Micam is revamping its layout to make it easier for buyers to navigate.
Brands and buyers give Micam thumbs upSubscription
Brands have reported a quiet but businesslike autumn 14 edition of Micam, with both international and domestic buyers placing orders at the Milan tradeshow.
Brands optimistic despite slow start at MicamSubscription
Footwear brands are optimistic that Micam will be a good order-writing show despite a quiet start to the autumn 14 event
Portuguese brand Overstate showed its debut collection at Micam, catching the eye with its bold range of colours and wide variety of styles.
Zespà specialises in women’s shoes with a natural jute espadrille sole and lambskin uppers.
Micam: Butterfly TwistSubscription
The label renowned for its folding footwear has expanded into Wellington boots, wholesaling at £20 for spring 14.
Micam: Ted BakerSubscription
Spring 14 sees new developments in the men’s range at Ted Baker, with thicker soles in contrast colours on the formal side and a greater emphasis on colour across casual.
Micam: Claudia CiutISubscription
This Italian label is based in New York, although all of the shoes are made in Tuscany.
Micam: Vanilla MoonSubscription
Block heels and metallic details are the key themes for the spring 14 collection from Vanilla Moon, with gold a favourite.