The footwear hall at Moda showed that classic styles are still going strong for most mainstream brands, with key pieces tending to be updated versions of the staple brogues, Chelsea boots or desert boots, often for both men and women.
Colour is a strong theme for autumn, with reds, greens and tan standing out.
Classic styles including brogues, brogue boots and Chelsea boots have been the best-selling pieces for Northamptonshire-based NPS’s made-to-order range, which has accounts including Marks & Spencer and Jack Wills. For the company’s own range, Solovair, which wholesales from £60 to £70 for leather styles and £40 to £50 for PVC styles, chunky boots have sold well in the UK this season, while creepers have been proving popular in Europe.
01933 664297 www.nps-solovair.co.uk
Bugatti launched its women’s footwear range into the UK at Moda, the first time the collection has been shown to the market over here. Ankle boots and court shoes are expected to be the bestsellers for the German brand. Wholesale prices range from £20 for court shoes to £50 for knee-high boots. For the men’s range, desert boots and chunky-soled brogues have been the top sellers, with wholesale prices ranging from £30 to £45.
01604 686800 www.bugatti-shoes.com
Jacobson Group brand Dolcis continued to drive forward its fashion credentials, offering some of the brightest and most on-trend items at Moda. It has evolved the grunge look, with cut-out boots (wholesaling at £12.99) and thick-soled, 1990s-inspired patent boots (£15.99) as well as updates of long-running looks such as ballerinas and buckled brogues (£9.99).
07973 641112 www.jacobsongroup.co.uk
On its busy stand, Geox showed off a trend-led range, with its continuing collaboration with fashion designer Patrick Cox a particular draw. Key men’s shoes include suede-to-patent styles (wholesaling at £59.30), while a selection of brogues (£51.90 to £55.60) stand out for women. The brand has introduced flourishes such as lace and flashes of red and gold
to its sneakers range to tap into the trend for statement trainers (£40.85 to £42.90).
07843 267219 www.geox.com