Portuguese fashion arrives in the United States with a stunning new facility showcasing some of its contemporary brands, craftsmanship and most innovative manufacturing.
APICCAPS, a Portuguese footwear association, and Anivec, a clothing trade association, demonstrate the power of the country’s footwear and clothing categories in a new âMade in Portugalâ initiative.
“With all the talk about pricing, maybe now is the time for retailers and brands to look to Portugal for production and product,” said Leslie Gallin, president of footwear at UBM Fashion.
At the shoe trade event, Project Sole in New York City, which takes place July 22-24 at the Jacob Javits Center, the associations are giving retailers and buyers the chance to see these Portuguese creations firsthand. Brusque, Felmini, and Carlos Santos are just a few of the many shoe brands included in the installation, with clothing from Daily Day, Frenken, and Westmister, among others.
After Project Sole, the storefront moved to Las Vegas on the FN platform as part of the Magic Las Vegas commercial event; guests will see the new spring ’19 collections from many Portuguese houses.
According to LuÃs Onofre, designer and president of APICCAPS, footwear exports from Portugal to the United States reached up to 70 million euros in 2017 and he believes that number may “double in the years to come”.