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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 […]

DB Shoes 100 not out!

DB Shoes 100 not out!

In 1918, two war-weary young soldiers and former POW’s returned to Britain at the end of the First World War. Identical twins, Jack and Bill Denton had come back to their Northamptonshire roots, having survived the tumult of a war-ravaged Europe. They were keen cricketers and opened for Northamptonshire, but as Jack said “there was […]

Waldlaufer 60th anniversary

Waldlaufer 60th anniversary

Lugina Schuhfabrik GmbH was founded in 1960. The name was inspired by Lake Lugano in southern Switzerland. 1966 saw the launch of the Waldläufer brand – inspired by the popular Gabriel Ferry story set in Canada and translated as Der Waldläufer in German. The image of a North American trapper adorned every Waldläufer shoe from this […]

BUSINESS AS USUAL AT PURE LONDON DEMONSTRATING TRUE RESILIENCE IN THE MARKET

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 […]

BREXIT UPDATE from BFA

Controls at the Border  The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has delivered a speech in which he confirmed the Government’s plans to introduce full import controls for goods moving into and out of the EU to Great Britain after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020. This will mean that all goods entering the UK from the EU will […]

MODA ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST FOR ‘HISTORY IN THE MAKING’ FOOTWEAR DESIGN COMPETITION WITH DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

The heart of UK fashion and leading fashion trade show, Moda, is delighted to announce its continued collaboration with De Montfort University Footwear Design BA (Hons) course and the shortlisted entries to its History in the Making Footwear Design Competition. This exciting initiative showcases incredible young talent and the future of footwear design. In response […]

UK / EU relations:Written statement – HCWS86

BFA Update: UK / EU relations:Written statement – HCWS86 Prime Minister Made on: 03 February 2020 Made by: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) HCWS86 UK / EU relations This statement sets out the Government’s proposed approach to the negotiations with the EU about our future relationship. Further details on this and other trade negotiations will be made available to […]

HOTTER R&D APPOINTMENT SET TO REVOLUTIONISE BRAND’S COMFORT DNA

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 […]