Twelve emerging designers presented their footwear for S/S 2022 at Micam Milano
Culture, background, and training are inevitable components that shape not only creatives themselves, but also their collections. Today, such components are joined by values related to the environment and inclusiveness, topics to which young people are particularly sensitive. It is only natural, then, that this melting pot of experiences and stylistic identities is also reflected in the footwear collections for spring/summer 2022 of the 12 emerging designers who participated in the Milanese trade fair and which, having aroused the interest of buyers, will be in shops as of next season. Their proposals alternate between, respectively, ethnic ideas linked to the country of origin and evident in the rediscovery of manual traditions, influences from art and design, concrete applications of sustainability values through green or recycled materials. The result? Sneakers, sandals, pumps, ballet flats poised between classic canons of femininity and the search for new genderless and seasonless stylistic solutions, where the beating heart of the collections is the passion that each young designer has for footwear.