MOST POPULAR ITALIAN SHOES BRANDS
In matter of shoes, and more in general of fashion design, the Italian style dictates the rules and establishes the standards of high quality craftsmanship at an international level. The Made in Italy production represents a guarantor of elegance, refinement and attention to details and impeccable artisanal technique. TheItalian style combines quality with fashion trends and originality.
The concept of the Italian design and the quality of the Made in Italy begins with the careful selection of raw materials, where the leather and fabrics are selected with strict qualitative criteria. A Made in Italy product honours centenarian traditions of fine artisan craftsmen. Over the generations,they have improved their skills with an innate taste for style, high quality craftsmanship and materials, and above all with a great love for their work demonstrating the exceptional quality of the genuine Italian product. The years of traditional workmanship provide a solid foundation. However, the Italian style is also known for its innovative touch that continuously proposes new trends and cutting-edge technologies to create unique luxury products.
In the shoe industry we can recognise the touch and taste of the unmistakable Italian style. The shoe manufacturing in Italy is based on a tradition rich in charm, prestige and quality, able to confer to the product an unmistakable association of values which are expression of the Made in Italy.
The Italian shoes’ craftsmanship involves several hours of work that takes care of the details and aesthetic research which is then reflected in the perfectionism of the shoe processing. The art of producing Italian shoes emphasizes the amazing faculty of creating a material reality starting from nothing. The Made in Italy productshonour this handmade landscape that is so acclaimed and demanded from all over the world.
The use of quality raw materials, the accurate craftsmanship and the passion of the artisans make the Italian style and refinement a highly recognizable and unique value.
Let’s then see which are the Top 5 Most Popular Italian Shoes Brands.
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Italian shoes brands: Fausto Ripani
Fausto Ripani decided to start his own business in 1978 in Montegranaro (Marche) relying on his strong experience as an apprentice, which he started at the age of 14 years in the shops of the old cobblers in the heart of Montegranaro.
Fausto Ripani produces handmade shoes, using quality materials in terms of leather and accessories and meticulous attention to detail, so as to always obtain high quality products.
The authenticity of the materials is guaranteed and certified from the earliest stages of the tanning processing. This feature guaranteesthe perfect transpiration of the foot, which feels constantly dry, and improves the comfort of the footwear itself. In his workroom, Fausto Ripani creates products of two different styles: classic models on the one hand and more casual, sporty, almost sneaker on the other.
Fausto Ripani also gives the possibility to those who want to customize their own pair of shoes, to create the shoes to their own liking, choosing from a wide range of leathers, rubbers and colors.
Fausto Ripani manufactures footwear through 4 main processes: BLAKE / RAPID; original MOCCASIN; GOODYEAR assembled and hand-sewn and NORVEGIAN. In all four different processes the quality of the products is guaranteed by the accuracy of the chosen materials and the meticulous production stages.
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Italian shoes brands: Gucci
Florence, Italy’s traditional shoe-making home, hosts one of the shoes’ production sites of the prestigious Gucci brand. Inside one can find the perfect marriage of technology and traditional craft with a seasoned group of shoemakers, sewers and cutters all under one roof.
The nexus of old and new world is best exemplified in the attire of the workers themselves who wear white lab coats with tanned leather aprons. Even the tools have their own Gucci embossed leather kit to keep all necessary instruments organized and at hand.
Such facility is characteristic for producing especially the Gucci loafer, one of the most iconic Italian shoes.
In the production process, after the moccasin uppers are sewn together by hand and lasted, they move down the line to a team who begins the coloring process of staining the leather. This hand staining involves several stain and dry repetitions which eventually result in a beautifully tonal rich leather coloring. Eventually, the loafers make their way around the room to the welting step and through layers and layers of finishing. This finishing process includes polishing, more hand staining, drying and finally the craftsman who attaches the classic Gucci “Horsebit” hardware. The finished shoes are then packed up ready for the final delivery to the Gucci store or to the customer.
The process of making leather shoes is a traditional onefor the Gucci brand always characterised by exceptional accuracy and high quality. The craftspeople involved in this process are the unique combination of experience, technology and a historical skill set that has developed over generations and which represent the trademark of the brand’s prestige..
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Italian shoes brands: Dolce & Gabbana
In the shoes production field, as in the broader fashion field, Dolce & Gabbana always stands out for its luxurious, authentic and unconventional style. The brand always proposes new forms of elegance, presenting itself as a modern classicism, based on superior sartorial content and creativity.
The strong identity of the Dolce & Gabbana brand is present in every shoes’ collection, especially in the summer ones, where the colours and ornaments of the products recall the traditional Sicilian, and in general southern Italian, style. The stylists’ ability has been to combine innovation with the Mediterranean flavour of their mother land.
Dolce & Gabbana is a brand known for its distinctive identity; its products are characterised by the traditional and unique classical style and the constant search for new trends and inspirations while preserving what is the unmistakable Mediterranean style. The Maison, renowned at the international level, is mostly appreciated for its elegance, sensuality and versatility and especially for the Mediterranean print that their style keeps. Gold, black and pink get mixed up with tradition and innovation, classical materials and religious elements linked to the tradition of their lands and the featuresof the most modern trends. The result is an original, modern and typical product.
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Italian shoes brands: Prada
The continued success of the Prada brand is determined by the consistently high level of quality and innovation and the ability to operate an integrated value chain.
In the production of shoes, the brand’s design competence and industrial capability allow to translate the most innovative fashion concepts into viable commercial production while maintaining control over the technical know-how and quality standards. The first step of the shoes’ production process is the design and creation of new collections whose core features always reflects the brand’s identity. As well, crucial to the brand’s ethic is to achieve excellence in quality of the product, efficiency and delivery on time.The entire shoes’ production cycle is rigorously monitored, in order to always ensure the respectof the brand’s quality standards. Internal and external specialists are employed for the quality control of the raw materials and of the finished products.
The Prada group owns 13 in-house production sites, eleven in Italy, one in the United Kingdom and one in France. The in-house production sitehelps the producers to retain and upgrade their technical know-how and at the same time it provides them with more control over quality, production costs and timing.
The next 2018 shoes’ collection is inspired on virtual reality whose aim is to immerse us in an incessant flow of stories and information. The illustrations of comics provide fragments of stories, just like virtual reality but with a much more human connotation. The pencil stretch, the dynamic with which they are created are the exact opposite of virtual and the collection reflects a deeply human character.
The designer speaks of lightness and fun, but at the same time the air is dull and strained: for the next summer, there will be a widespread seriousness made of matching opposites, another constant feature of this brand.
Italian shoes brands: Antonio Raggini
Antonio Raggini is specialised in the production of handmade quality shoes such as women’s sandal often decorated with stones and brass bracelets.
Behind the jewelled sandals there is a handcrafted work, curated in every detail and specially designed to produce a unique and high quality footwear.
A sophisticated design and a perfect fit are the basis of Antonio Raggini designs and models.
Great tradition, commitment and passion are joined to create appealing and always trendy women sandals. The stones and accessories incorporated to the shoe give colour and personality to jewelled sandals.
Each stage of processing takes place in accordance with the craftsmanship techniques, assisted by the use of precision machinery.
Extreme care in the finishing touches and the use of high-quality materials show the attention that Antonio Raggini pays for the female look.
With great care, accuracy and sense of proportion, the more traditional footwear is transformed into a unique women sandal.
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