ON THE HUNT FOR THE LATEST TRENDS
What are the key trends that our fashion hunters spotted amongst the footwear on show at the 130th Canton Fair?
We are pleased to be able to offer you sneaky preview straight from the Spring/Summer 2022 samples on show for men, women and children.
The formal look, turned on its head by the new tele-working habits, do not compromise in terms of comfort at home, and fashion adapts by offering designs that emerge from a hybrid look, based on classic uppers and sporty soles, for a more relaxed business uniform.
One of the big, leisure ‘must haves’ is the moccasin, with new materiuals and patterns, with bubble driver or ultralight reinforced soles and precise detailing make sure the wearer doesn’t go unnoticed - from elegant knotted clamps to loops in contrasting colours and bright strokes of colour, these details will immediately liven up the summer.
Natural materials such as cotton and hemp canvas, rope details and recycled soles: the casual summer look is consciously reinvented by adopting a relaxed aesthetic, favouring the shapes of the slip-on and the apron toe shoe.
Innovation and nostalgia: an aesthetic that harks back to the nineties with the characteristic mix & match of materials and colour blocks, but with a silhouette updated by more voluminous, even if less exaggerated, soles than in previous seasons. The new, high-performance sneaker, beautiful to look at.
A walk around the city has become a serious matter. The concept of hiking makes itself at home, conquering metropolitan landscapes with models able to combine performance with fresh, new designs and innovative technical solutions.
Along with technical details borrowed from the world of sport, camo patterns, leather and canvas combinations, the most comfortable of all shoes, the slipper, gets a makeover and becomes the trump card for the warmer months.
After so many fears and restrictions, next summer expresses the general desire for freedom and 'hugs' with open sandals capable of offering maximum comfort with soft weaves and padding, combined with neutral and pastel colours that accentuate the sense of harmony.
Light blue, cream, lilac, pale pink, light green, canary yellow: soft and relaxing pastel colours characterise summer accessories, giving sandals, sneakers and leather goods a fresh and bon ton look that will be love at first sight.
The it.shoes of the season are a blast from the past with nineties-style square-toe sandals, perfect to combine with any look and with bold lines, pleasantly 'softened' by the much-loved neutral and pastel colours for summer 2022.
Neutral & natural
Neutral and all-purpose tones that cover the range of shades from brown to cream, perfect in combination with any model, from the most elegant to the most sporty, featuring soft leathers, brushed suede and calfskin, or with light-coloured details.
Omnipresent in our wardrobe, trainers, which have now risen to the rank of 'sneakers,' never cease to win our hearts. For next summer, the trendiest will be those of tennis derivation with a white rubber boxed bottom, offered in light and pastel colours.
Among the seasonal trends in terms of sneakers we find the rainbow effect, with models featuring a chunky, boxed rubber sole, characterised by hyper-coloured uppers and combinations of different shades and materials.
The military mood is still with us and will feature next summer with revisited summer combat boots with the typical, rubber, tank sole combined with canvas uppers in renewed neutral and pastel colours.
Colour blocks, the faded look, contrasts of fluorescent accents, eye-catching ton sur ton, glittery patches: sneakers for the little ones are fun and colourful, easy to put on and take off and ideal for a safe playtime.