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For 70 years, Arsutoria has been a leader in information and training for footwear and leather goods. From the desire to make our readers' training experience more complete, we decided to merge our business-to-business content and renew our proposal. Articles, news, industry interviews, sustainability, safety, trendsRead the newest content
The research project and perfect combination of design, materials and functionality of the brand founded in 2005 continues, launching a new model in 'Gorpcore' style.Read
Created by the Cremasque entrepreneur Federico Biondini, the brand presented at Pitti Uomo its collection of handmade shoes, traditionalist in their workmanship, but nonconformist in their queer concept.Read
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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.
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.
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.
Arsutoria School has been in existence since 1947. It does not remember this as mere show-off, but rather uses its deep knowledge of the trade and the industry to train professionals who can approach the world of footwear and leather goods design and production with a very high, and now rare, level of expertise.
Yes, agreed, next Spring Summer 2024 will still see many footwear proposals that will feature soles with very important volumes, quite taxed and aggressive in look. A rule that will also apply to sandals and slippers. For sure we will have an overabundance of colors, even very bright, tending to fluorescent.
Winter is the season of boots, and the coming cold season is no exception: fashion is pointing to chelsea boots, as well as amphibians and combat boots, often customized with metallic accessories or fur inserts.
Not too far away is the sound of revolver shots announcing the return of Texans, featuring metallic and jeweled accessories, animal leathers and metallic inserts.
As always, Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags got things going for the coming winter, presenting new collections from international manufacturers and brands. A varied landscape, in which ankle boot models were again the winners. Those who thought that we would go for a longer style proved to be mistaken, as the preference remains for a style that goes just above the ankle.
Masculine Future is the name of one of the areas that Pitti Uomo dedicated to men’s fashion during the last event. A future that is not easy to intercept, as it crosses many areas of taste, creativity and style.
On the one hand, aesthetic research is more than ever linked to craftsmanship processes, with textural textures, functional details and multifaceted materials. On the other hand, the re-established contact with nature inspires light and resistant accessories and footwear, which indulges movement in day-to-day comfort. Attention to the environmental impact associated with innovative designs is intensified, even on eco-materials.
Shoe enthusiasts, more creative designers, aspiring entrepreneurs or production technicians ask themselves all the time: what will be the right place to acquire the skills that can help me enter or grow in such a fascinating but very complex industry as fashion accessories? In the next few pages they will find the point of view of someone who has been training shoe fanatics for over seventy years.
By now it is clear and obvious, the world of footwear structures can no longer ignore the issues of sustainability, the constant and incremental search for new materials, whether they are of organic or recycled origin. Almost all of the innovative designs proposed for the upcoming fall winter 2023/24 have emphasized environmental friendliness.
If we look at the aesthetic themes emphasized, thick and important bottoms designed specially to accompany the new wave of boots that will undoubtedly invade future winter storefronts jump out at us.
But the theme of the height of the bottoms and their solid and massive appearance remains well anchored even in the low models, whether sneakers or loafers. Colors and graphics, a theme usually unaccustomed for the cold months, are instead making their way into the 2023s.
Beware the graphics are also going to invade the territories of elegance, which is unlikely to be expressed in minimalist tones.
Simac Tanning Tech: Innovations and research are the development directions seen at the September 2022 edition
In this issue of Arsutoria we have tried to measure the type of technological innovations, for the footwear and leather goods worlds, proposed and introduced by industry players during Simac Tanning Tech 2022, the most important international event dedicated to the topic.
Gathered under the hashtag #finallytogether, the trade fairs returned – literally – to colour Rho Fieramilano. Amidst 70s atmospheres, pronounced soles and a return to elegant models, colour was indeed the real protagonist of the footwear collections presented at Micam Milano.
The outdoor world has recorded positive growth during 2021, especially in apparel and footwear sectors, and for next Spring Summer 2023 is focusing on materials, technologies and models characterised by a functional and sustainable approach.
Attention to detail seems to characterise most of the proposals seen at Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags for next spring summer 2023.
Pitti Uomo and the return to normality: summer 2023 will be colourful and technical-performance and fashion will go hand in hand
The Pitti Uomo summer edition has the taste of a return to normality. The trends for spring-summer 2023 seen among the stands speak of freedom and desire for fun, of rediscovered classic proposals and a lot of innovation!
Simac Tanning Tech has always been committed to innovation and is a leader in technological innovation for the sector, not only with its usual trade fair but also, and above all, through the many initiatives it has undertaken.
Whether the reign of the sneakers is eternal or not we can not know. What is certain is that these shoes are living a golden age. Comfortable and versatile, they are loved by children and young people and not only! But what will they look like for next autumn/winter 2022/23?
Footwear and leather goods sector: the importance of handing down the know-how to future generations
What role do schools play in training professional figures for the world of footwear and leather goods? Why hand down the know-how to future generations is so important? We discuss these themes in the special issue dedicated to the world of education, with a focus on Arsutoria School.
Among ‘protective looks’, warm and soft materials and a barely visible elegance, the Autumn-Winter 2022/23 collections presented at Micam Milano also confirm the ankle boot as the real winner of the season.
There is definitely no story, the proposals admired at the January appointment in Riva del Garda speak of high shoes to cover the ankle, aggressive-looking soles and, of course, still many, many sneakers.