AGL, Gia Couture and more – Footwear News
Synonymous with quality and design, shoes made in Italy are a must for any shoe lover. And to help nurture these up-and-coming designers in the US, online retailer Yoox has teamed up with Italian trade agency to carefully curate a comprehensive style guide for consumers with over 100 Italian designers under the radar.
These brands are making waves in Italy and beyond. Stay in the loop with our top picks below, all available at Yoox.com.
The brand was founded in 1956 by Romualdo Dori. Now he is making a major inroads into the US market with his bag and shoe collections.
Coliac by Martina Grasselli
One of FN’s 2017 Emerging Talent selections, Martina Grasselli’s Coliac debuted in 2009, and the brand has since expanded into apparel and bags. The designer has already work for Christian Louboutin, Jandan-Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney.
The Red Danger
Based in Turin, the shoe brand is known for its signature chain detailing on styles including boots, slides, heels and trainers.
Launched in 2016 by Cecilia Federico and Rosita Giammarino, the brand offers a wide range of categories including ready-to-wear, outerwear jewelry and footwear.
This new label, which debuted in 2016, was launched by Florentine designer Barbara Borghini. The shoes are handmade by Italian artisans and feature details such as embroidery, velvet bows and laces, color-blocked heels and embellishments. Borghini has collaborated with other Italian brands, including Chiara Ferragni’s The Blonde Salad on a capsule collection.
With quality at the forefront, designer Roberto Festa launched his brand in 2008. He is known for creating shoes with unique lines and textures.
The family business was started in 1958 and is currently in the hands of the Giusti sisters, Sara, Vera and Marianna, who have continued the legacy by designing handcrafted Italian shoes. And celebrities have taken notice. Fans of the brand include Saoirse Ronan, Gigi Hadid, Amy Adams and Elizabeth Olsen.
With seven stores scattered across Italy, Mia Moltrasio has built a successful shoe business on flats. The brand, founded by two sisters, is known for its ballet flats, which come in velvet, satin or jacquard fabric with a signature shimmering insert on the heel counter.
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