Once again, the exciting work of 12 emerging designers will be spotlighted in the Emerging Designers area, a designated space within the ambit of MICAM Milano: the International Footwear Fair. Now in its 96th edition, the show will take place at the Fiera Milano Rho on 17-20 September 2023.

Research is the theme bringing together the creations of these young up-and-coming designers who, after going through the usual selection process by a panel of experts, are keen to present themselves to international buyers at MICAM.

Sustainability and originality are the key words of the collections presented: recycled or recyclable materials, attention to the production chain, Made-in, are just some of the distinguishing features of the footwear presented by the emerging designers.

This year again, the versatility displayed by these young designers is surprising, acquired in the course of numerous work and training experiences that has given them a foothold in the world of fashion and entrepreneurship. They are not simply creative, but also entrepreneurs and founders of brilliant, independent start-ups, ready to conquer the fashion and footwear world!

Marketing and social media as well as design and fashion: these are some of the skills that these young designers have exploited in order to emerge and get noticed. They can make their entry into the world of international high-quality footwear thanks to the exclusive showcase provided by the Emerging Designers area which, now with an entirely new layout, will allow them to present their idea of fashion and style to the public.

From Italy to Argentina, and from Switzerland to Japan, the ‘fashion map’ that these emerging young designers represent is wide-ranging and brimming with evocative fashion ideas. Classic shoes and sneakers, boots and sandals, there are no bounds to their creativity: their work is poised to rewrite the history of footwear thanks to their innovative shapes and obsessive attention to detail.

The 12 Emerging Designers for this year are: Belledonne Paris (France), with the Sporty Chic created; Bonamaso’ (Spain) with the Save the planet collection; Caplait (Pakistan) with the Folkart collection; Daniela Uribe (USA) with the Heartbreak collection; Judy Mazzotti (Italy) with the Squid game collection; Minacapilli (Switzerland) with the Sex and the City collection; Mosca Shoes (Argentina) with the Cowgirl collection; Pierini Calzature (Italy) with the Elite collection; Room (Brazil) with the Bauhaus collection; Soque (France) with the Come together collection; Tachino Chie (Japan) with the Savile Row collection; and Ubac (France) with the Jump collection.

Pictured is a small selection of the iconic shoes from some of this year’s designers.