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The Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, explained very well the challenges facing the fashion world with respect to the issue of sustainability: "We are facing a polarized market."
For Arsutoria, the workshop School, openness and permeability with respect to the industrial world, and not only, of footwear and handbags has always been a given, as the next pages show: participation in international workshops, competitions, fashion shows, visits to important names in fashion, such as Hugo Boss, in-depth classroom seminars held by renowned brands. These are all opportunities for openness and growth for the students, who thus have the chance to add a set of experiences of incalculable value to their already rich course of study.
With Maria Vittoria Brustia, president of Assomac and the Simac Tanning Tech event, we assess the challenges facing the industry, sometimes with urgency. Also in this special, le il report technological innovations proposed by exhibiting companies at Simac Tanning Tech.
The trade fair for sustainable sourcing of functional fabrics and accessories concluded its winter edition last 5 October in Munich with good results, introducing a new area dedicated to footwear and integrated into the Footwear Forum.
If one moves and operates in the fashion sphere, one can never overlook aspects related to design, trends, and new proposals for future seasons. And so it is, in fact, also for the coming autumn winter 2024-25, in which many soles and structures and heels pur- sue their search for aesthetically innovative solutions by still work- ing on large volumes and aggressive designs. But in all sincerity, much more interesting and fascinating are the projects that many companies are developing that are directed to revolutionize the world of shoe soles in some way.
Lineapelle answers with the elaboration of trends for the coming cold season. A season characterized by going beyond to redefine one's nature and transform oneself. These are the key words launched for Winter 2024-25. In this issue we showcase a selection of the upcoming materials and trends seen in the last edition of Lineapelle.
Mariacristina Rossi guides us in analyzing the trends we saw on the women's catwalks for Spring/Summer 2024.
Every season the Fashion Brands compete to organize the most spectacular fashion show. There is more and more talk of the event as a privileged expedient to excite and promote a cultural dialogue. Indeed, fashion has always acted as a very sensitive thermometer of the present, and even in this effervescent Spring Summer 2024 season, it has proved more than ever to be a powerful communication tool. Emotions made of color, movement and music pervaded the cities.... NY, London, Milan and Paris were invaded by parades of VIPs and Stars wearing looks created for them by the Brands. We come from a market time when opulence worked: lots of prints, embellishments and embroidery; a time when people bought clothes to get noticed on the street or on social media. But now designers are focusing on timeless fashion. World fashion offers everyday looks, an elegance that stays away from excess, made up of garments in neutral tones, easy to match with each other, but curated, sophisticated and masterfully made. Special attention is paid to gold tones and transparencies. The former is flaunted as a glamorous color to be worn from morning to evening. The second theme casts itself in search of lightness as the secret formula for rediscovering freedom.
It is said that with a retro touch you can never go wrong. More risky is daring to venture designs with wondrous and funambulistic shapes. If you really want to be sure to get in tune with the hot summer season then you should go for elements that lead back to naturalness. These are the main themes that characterize the coming hot season; themes that somehow recall very current trends and style ideas and that will certainly ensure good sales for an industry that better than others has ridden the post-pandemic rebounds. Note the tendency to remain a little under the radar, to not shout glamour but whisper it with pastel shades that are not at all excessive. Or to not flaunt, but rather choose few accessories or flashy buckles. A mood undoubtedly directed at rediscovering that simple elegance that survives the gusts of trends.
The timeless elegance proposed by many major brands on the international catwalks is also reflected in many of the footwear collections presented for next spring summer 2024. An elegance capable of being refined, but also original, with touches of true and innovative design, in which the accessory, be it heel or decoration on the upper, takes center stage. Much space is also given to natural materials that go to compose relaxed collections very much in line with a beach-chic taste. Also worth mentioning are the super-colorful sneakers, the desire for white and playfulness, denim models and ankle boots with clear Tex-Mex references. The man travels like an indecisive pilgrim between the temple of elegance and the sacred places (these days) of the informal. Some solutions to 'lighten' the models of men's tradition are truly original in design and sophistication.
Those in the footwear and leather goods sector know the challenges the industry has been facing for several years. Innovation, shortage of trained professionals and sustainability. These are the issues nagging the manufacturing world and the entire shoe and bag supply chain.
As always we open our section dedicated to the Outdoor world by referring to the figures and statistics collected by the European Outdoor Group. The EOG State of Trade report covers products sold by over 100 outdoor companies in Europe in the apparel, footwear and hard- ware markets, and also includes outdoor sell-in figures from multisport/lifestyle brands.
Cents, the startup that won the contest sponsored by Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags in June 2023, is a platform with a high digital coefficient and considerable social impact that combines the charitable experience with the shopping experience.
Lots of positive insights from the Men's fashion shows for Spring Summer 2024 that, as trends, largely reconfirm those already recounted a few months ago: a 'relaxed' fashion made up of pieces that propose considerable care for materials and details. The concept of tailoring as a new classic capable of taking a minimum distance from sporty taste is reaffirmed. A fluid fashion rich in accessories that returns to the pleasure of dressing the great classics of menswear, but with a more casual and easier attitude, so much so, at times, that it trespasses towards feminine stylistic canons.
It's almost refreshing to have had to juggle between those rushing to perfect new purchases, those showing off new collections in the courtyard of Florence's Castle and the many photographers who kept snapping nonstop. After difficult years for everyone, finding Pitti Uomo in great shape allows us to hope for a real recovery not only of men's fashion, but of the entire industry.
Apple recently unveiled its visors capable of moving from immersive reality to virtual reality and then through augmented reality. A new device that generates the unprecedented concept of Space Computing.
Retail Footwear Market forecasts speak of the global footwear market growing from $385.1 billion, recorded in 2021, to $575.7 billion by 2030, with an annual growth rate of 5.5 percent.
SIMAC TANNING TECH 2023 in September remains the internationally recognized fair as a unique opportunity where technology and innovation, especially Italian, play an important role in the manufacturing landscape of the footwear, leather goods, tannery, automotive and furniture sectors. The 21st UITIC 2023 congress is the historically most important international event for the industry. Technical figures from the entire manufacturing system have an opportunity to grasp new solutions to be implemented in processes.
Don't be fooled by the title, which echoes the monarchical mood of coronations. Sneakers are far from abdicating their role as market dominators. If the contraction of consumption has curtailed its irrepressible expansion, it does not mean that the sneaker does not still have many edicts to offer its affectionate consumers.
Inside Arsutoria Magazine you will find the latest industry news, photo galleries with shoe, bag and material trends, and interviews with professionals and experts in the world of footwear and leather goods.