MICAM 86 Milano 16th – 18th September, 2018  SHOE TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Trends for Spring/Summer 2019 are inspired by meditation and well-being, both physical and mental, with a colour palette that can positively affect your mood.

The fun and funky bohemian look abounds with retro detailing, conjuring up a feeling of summer and visions of faraway places.

Another big trend is the search for authenticity, taking the form of timeless accessories, prints and patterns representing the desire to take a stance and fight for one’s convictions.

Shapes are minimalist, classic or revisited; colours, on the other hand, are bright and vibrant.

 

IN TOUCH – WOMEN, KIDS

In Touch is the most introspective of the trends for Spring/Summer 2019. Well-being, especially with oneself, becomes a new source of inspiration. The design of accessories, jewellery and shoes in fact are inspired by meditation and colour therapy, according to which colours are selected and used in order to have a positive effect on the mood of those wearing them. Shoe shapes are minimalist, almost conceptual. The latest generation of footwear materials are particularly pleasing to touch, create a shimmery watered effect and combine with the warm tones of the palette to produce bold and unusual nuances.

 

IN TOUCH – MEN, KIDS

The theme of physical and mental well-being also inspires the In Touch trend for men, together with references to the world of technology. Classic forms and shapes, revisited, create a flexible and functional design. The wide colour palette uses tones and prints with a relaxing effect. Colours are light and bright, so as to create a greater contrast with the materials used for the finishing. The nuances reflect a sense of tranquillity and have been carefully selected to influence the mood of the wearer and induce a new sense of spiritual well-being. The brighter tones give an almost chromatic effect, while soft pastels intermix to create subtle delicate contrasts.

 

COMMOND GROUND – WOMEN, KIDS

Common Ground is the desire to return to one’s origins and reconnect with one’s roots and traditions.

 

COMMON GROUND – MEN, KIDS

Common Ground takes its inspiration from craftsmanship as the artistic and individualistic expression of man.

A romantic trip along the coast. A summery atmosphere conjures up visions of American landscapes with retro inspired motifs and patterns. Common Ground’s colour palette is reminiscent of a golden sunset over the ocean: from gold to red, and from yellow to the deep blue of the sea.

 

CREATIVE MANIFESTO, WOMAN, KIDS

In an increasingly politicized world, the Creative Manifesto trend celebrates the need to take a stance and make a difference. Designs reveal the will to emerge and fight for what you believe in: so products used to display slogans are becoming increasingly popular.

 

CREATIVE MANIFESTO – MAN, KIDS

This trend represents the search for authenticity, by breaking the rules and combatting global unrest and disorder through collaboration and creativity. The theme for accessories is youth, for shoes with a “timeless” style. The colour palette is dominated by a deep sense of optimism and action, combining military colours with vibrant primary shades and creating a transpersonal appeal.

 

A preview of trends will be presented at the 86th edition of MICAM, to be held at Fiera Milano (Rho) from 16 to 19 September 2018. Promosso da: Via Alberto Riva Villasanta, 3 I-20145 Milano Telefono +39 02 43829.1 Fax +39 02 48005833 stampa@assocalzaturifici.it www.themicam.com