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Milan’s sole attraction

Step into spring 15 with our selection of the finest men’s and women’s brands from last week’s edition of Milanese trade show Micam.

Norberto Costa

Espadrilles with a twist were the bestselling style at Portuguese women’s brand Norberto Costa. Floral and metallic snakeskin prints on a chunky espadrille sole stood out from the crowd, while cut-out brogues and peep-toe boots in pastel shades were also popular with buyers. Printed ankle-strap sandals and textured gold Chelsea boots tick the key spring 15 trends.

Wholesale prices range from €13 (£10.28) for basic espadrilles to €45 (£35.57) for boots.


Maruti

Simplicity in design and strong prints are core for Danish label Maruti, which showed for the first time at Micam. The brand produces its own pony skin on which it puts a variety of animal-inspired prints including cow, leopard and zebra patterns. Key styles in the 60-piece range include slip-on loafers - a must-have for spring 15 - lace-up boots, ankle boots and trainers.

Wholesale prices range from £33 for loafers to £41 for boots.


Candrani

A Romanian supplier with a factory in Bucharest, Candrani has created its first own label for spring 15 after previously only producing private-label footwear. Bright hues, including purple loafers and red desert boots, add a pop of colour to the 90-piece men’s collection, while more classic styles, such as tan brogues and black patent loafers were popular at Micam. Marble-effect Chelsea boots and burgundy lace-up loafers add an extra dimension to the offer.

Wholesale prices start at €24 (£19) for suede loafers and go up to €42 (£33.20) for leather loafers.

Anthony Miles

This UK men’s footwear label has added a women’s range for spring 15, and the 10-piece collection was shown for the first time at Micam. In response to demand from US buyers, Anthony Miles has created women’s versions of the most popular styles in its men’s range, including mineral-coloured brogues with navy and white soles and white brogues with coloured camouflage soles.

Wholesale prices are the same as the men’s range, from £39 for loafers to £43 for brogues.

Enrico Boaretto

Classic leather loafers are given a modern edge by Brazilian men’s brand Enrico Boaretto through the use of contrasting textures and unusual construction techniques. Leather is woven across the front of the shoe to create a square checker effect on loafers, while a mix of materials including cork and leather provide an interesting contrast on lace-up formal shoes.

Wholesale prices range from €50 (£39.52) for loafers to €60 (£47.43) for boots.

Old Port

Women’s ankle boot brand Old Port aims to fit the bill for those buyers looking for transitional pieces. Bright colours as well as zip and buckle detailing are key features across the Portuguese brand’s 295-piece range for spring 15. Textures are also strong with snakeskin, suede and distressed leather - as seen on the Chelsea boots pictured - among the top sellers.

Wholesale prices range from €25 (£19.77) for suede styles to €42 (£33.21) for leather boots.

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National Standard

This premium French trainer brand is on the lookout for new stockists to sit alongside its small account base in the UK, which includes London mini-chain Question Air’s stores in Barnes, Clapham, Hampstead and Wimbledon. Showing for the first time at Micam, the label’s minimalist style was a hit with Japanese buyers, who have bought into the black suede hi-tops with white soles, and the retro-inspired trainers that come in grey and cream. The navy and white digital print loafers are also a highlight.

Wholesale prices start at €75 (£59.28) for slip-on loafers, rising to €100 (£79.04) for leather hi-tops.

Cocorose London

Boots, sneakers and loafers have been added to the offer at ballet flats specialist Cocorose London. The new categories still have the flexibility the women’s brand is known for, as they can be folded into small pouches. Metallic andsnakeskin finishes add texture and a touch of glamour to the new styles. Cocorose has also created a five-piece Made in Italy range, featuring its bestselling foldable sole and bright pink, orange and red ballet pumps.

Wholesale prices range from £44 to £48 for the Made in Italy collection, and for the full range start at £31 for basic flats, rising to £45 for boots.

Van Dal

British women’s brand Van Dal has added contemporary colours and styles to its 12-piece Made in England range for spring 15. Metallic hues, pastel pink suede and bow details are all going down well with buyers, as are the matching clutch bags. Neutrals are still selling well. Metallic wedge heels and gold detailing on block-heel sandals add an evening look to the 70-piece mainline.

Wholesale prices for the Made in England range start at £35 for sandals and rise to £39 for embellished court shoes. In the mainline, prices range from £20 for pumps to £28 for courts.

Cecconello

This Brazilian women’s sandal brand is backing high glamour and even higher heels for spring 15. Bestsellers at Cecconello, which is looking to secure its first UK stockists this season, include a black and gold strappy sandal, pink sandals with a cut-out detail in the shape of a butterfly and barely there ankle-strap sandals with a snakeskin finish. Gold metalwork can be found across most styles in the 200-piece collection on buckles, tassels and trims around heels.

Wholesale prices range from $25 (£15) for court shoes to $50 (£30) for embellished sandals.

Schmoove

This mid-market French brand ticks off many of the key trends with its 70-piece men’s collection. Lace-up loafers with contrast-colour soles are a highlight, as are the suede perforated trainers. Neon laces and piping add interest to desert boots, and snakeskin-textured suede is used in several colours, including navy and terracotta. This season Schmoove has increased the proportion of the range produced in Portugal from 25% to 90% to improve quality. It also manufactures in China and Thailand.

Wholesale prices start at €50 (£39.52) for trainers and go up to €60 (£47.43) for boots.

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