Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Micam Shoevent

Ruth Faulkner

A deluge of popular styles from seasons past meant new footwear trends were in short supply in Milan.

Footwear brands at Micam failed to serve up much in the way of new trends for autumn 12, with hiking details, snakeskin and block heels continuing to dominate.

When the trends were striking, they tended to come from the women’s offer rather than the men’s, with embellishment a popular choice on women’s footwear in the form of glitter, sequins, studs or diamantés on both heels and uppers.

Barring a couple of exceptions, it was notable that a lot of the key looks were seen on both men’s and women’s styles.

Hiking boot details were unavoidable, worked into men’s and women’s boots, as was the ever-present brogue, which featured in different shoe and boot styles across almost all brands.

Colour pops of purple and blue were also key on men’s and women’s styles.

The show continued to live up to its reputation as the leading footwear event in the show calendar for international buyers, with most UK brands telling Drapers they were solely there to pick up international business.

“We’ve seen quite a lot of international buyers, particularly from the Far East,” said Neil White, sales executive for women’s young fashion footwear brand Babycham.

UK retailers at the four-day event at Milan’s Fiera Milano venue included New Look, Shop Direct, Kurt Geiger, Office, Asos and Sole Trader, as well as buyers from private Sale sites including BrandAlley and Secret Sales.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.