This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
MODA REVIEW


A looks ahead following season of success


lthough some visitors commented that the isles at the recent Autumn/Winter 2014 Moda Footwear Show at NEC Birmingham seemed quieter than usual over the


three days, the organisers reported a 5% increase in visitors compared with last February’s event.


On the stands a number of the footwear manufacturers


were clearly taking orders on the days that I attended the Moda Show however, and many have reported a good response from buyers.


As for product, the retailers I spoke to felt that Rieker,


Josef Seibel and Tamaris had excellent collections, well priced and plenty of new ideas. In the more contemporary brands Fly London, Mjus and Airstep (now renamed AS98), had some superb new ladies boot designs, which are bang on trend.


16 • FOOTWEAR TODAY • APRIL 2014 Steptronic ticked all the boxes for the men’s retailers that I


met up with during the show. Another busy stand was Superfit Legero, which had an excellent range of men’s, ladies and children’s styles. Coming second in the Best Children’s Brand’ at the Footwear Awards, paid dividends for Garvalin, as retailers flocked to their stand on Monday morning. Platinum Shoe Award winner, Matt Wright, of Pediped also had a good show, as did Ricosta.


For a 100% waterproof ladies boot made from premium


leather for a reasonable price, my hot tip is Chatham, winner of the Outdoor Footwear Brand Of The Year Award 2014, which also has an excellent men’s range.


Cheryl Taylor, Editor, Footwear Today Magazine.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60