MICAM, Milan,16th-19th February 2020 – PLAYERS DISTRICT: BACK IN PLAY FOR A BOOMING BUSINESS SECTOR In line with market trends and a growing demand on the part of buyers, the area dedicated to sports and outdoor shoes is back again

After its highly successful debut, the PLAYERS DISTRICT – the area specifically created inside MICAM Milano to provide the variegated world of outdoor and sports shoes with its own exclusive space – will be back at the forthcoming edition of the international trade show, to be held at the Fiera Milano from 16 to 19 […]


Festival of Fashion, Pure London closed its doors today after a successful three days of business and inspiration welcoming visitors from over 80 countries. Despite hurricane Ciara, buyers from stores including Selfridges, Debenhams, Next, Galeries Lafayette, Pamela Shiffer, Sunday Best, Asos, New Look, The Dressing Room, and Jules B flocked to Olympia for the AW20/21 […]


Hotter has appointed Giles Coulson as its first Head of Product Development and Research with the remit of revolutionising the brand’s comfort DNA. “Giles is a key appointment to our product team, his exceptional international shoe making experience is integral to our plan to move products forward at speed,” commented Ian Watson, Hotter CEO. “Giles […]

Review: Success for Harrogate Fashion Week

Harrogate Fashion Week, the first show of the season, held on Sunday 26th & Monday 2 th January was pronounced a great success by both exhibiting brands and visitors alike. It’s biggest edition to date, the show hosted over 100 brands, making the show 65% bigger than its first edition in July 2018. Commenting on […]

PAUL SMITH CONFIRMS KANGAROO SKIN BAN Luxury Brand Has Banned All Exotic Skins Following PETA Appeals

London – Following appeals from PETA, iconic British fashion label Paul Smith has announced a ban on exotic skins in all its future collections. The brand also affirmed the ban includes “K-leather”, stating that “our new policy, which has very recently been uploaded to our website… does also include [kangaroo] as well as exotic skins.” “Behind every accessory made with […]

NHET and Ana Ortuondo, the new winners of MOMAD Talents by ISEM

The firms will get the opportunity to exhibit their designs at the upcoming edition of MOMAD, from 6 to 8 February at the IFEMA Exhibition Centre The finalists in the contest were BOUSIINNE and MAPY DEL RIO Barcelona. This MOMAD initiative is organised in collaboration with ISEMMadrid, 23 January 2020.- ANHET and Ana Ortuondo are the winning firms in the 5th […]

BFA Update – Have your Say! Help us to help you

As the voice of the British footwear sector, the BFA is preparing a white paper to submit to Government which takes YOUR views directly to the policy makers. We are extremely keen to hear from any you to help understand how GB-Northern Ireland (NI) movement of goods and services features in your supply chains. We’d […]

Q&A – Susannah Davda, Director of The Shoe Consultant Ltd

When did your love for shoes begin? I got the shoe bug when I started working in shoe shops as a teenager. First Stead & Simpson, then Jones Bootmaker. I was already obsessed with fashion, but when I realised that people design shoes for a living, I became hooked on footwear.   Did you intend […]

The MOMAD Buyers Programme will encourage the promotion and internationalisation of exhibiting companies

  It will focus mainly on the European market, with the participation of multi-brand stores, department stores and agents from multiple countries   It will have representatives from Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Russia, as well as other destinations like Canada and Mexico   Madrid, 22 January […]

MODA “Newness Is Integral to Success”

 Moda, the heart of the UK’s fashion industry, will showcase a ream of new and returning footwear brands that have signed up for the AW20 show which takes place on the 23rd – 25th February 2020 in Halls 6, 7, and 8 at the NEC Birmingham. Visit www.moda-uk.co.uk for further information.   Following a change […]