Held twice a year, in February and in September, in the Fiera Milano trade fair district, MICAM is the footwear’s leading international exhibition promoted by Assocalzaturifici Italiani. It closed its 86th edition last Wednesday with 45,424 visitors, among which 60% from abroad and 40% from Italy, confirming the international DNA of the fair. The footwear collections at each edition are over 2.000 showcasing women’s, men’s and children’s’ lines for the following season.
Most of the kids’ collections are showcased in iKids square, an entertaining area at MICAM with snacks and refreshments, a huge yellow seesaw and a swinging tyre seat, a lady making giant bubbles, and Christophe Guinet, aka Monsieur Plant, with its floral shoe masterpieces.
But, which are the kids’ footwear trends for SS19?
Footwear trends for spring summer 2019 season, kids’ footwear included, are drawing inspiration from meditation, both physical and mental well-being, and feeling good with oneself and the others, with a colour palette that can positively affect everyone’s mood.
Comfort and functionalities are key, and kids’ footwear shapes are minimalist, classic or revisited. Sandals, in particular, carry on growing, with fisherman sandals being a must have for next season together with summer pop slides.
Materials, on the other hand, are soft and pleasant to the touch. This is particularly true for high-cut loafer silhouettes that come in soft leather or cotton.
Below is our selection from some of the best Italian labels that presented the kids footwear trends for SS19 from MICAM Milan.
Asso‘s SS19 collection renew its sporty footprint with a wide range of easy-to-wear sneakers thanks to the softness of the materials. Some of the prints are available for babies as well as girls/moms.
Balducci‘s spring summer 2019 collection 100% made in Italy. We loved these sandals with and elegant and retro touch.
Falcotto focuses on the first steps of your child and it includes shoes from 9 months to three year only. You can see below next season’s must have fisherman sandal.
Missouri‘s SS19 encompasses a selection of shoes for girls, all beautifully made in Italy and finished with bold details. Logo shoes, and slides, in particular, will be very big next season!
Naturino‘s SS19 is created to offer super-trendy and top-quality products for our girls and boys. Loved this silver sneaker with a sophisticated flower embroidery!
Lots of glitters and metals also for Primigi and a vast assortment of sandals. We loved their lemon print since it recalled Sicily so much!
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