E ditor’s Letter
Shoes & Accessories has covered brands, retailers, manufacturers, start-ups and product news since 2009. The publication analyzes industry trends and technology developments as well as feature news about industry and markets. Our goal is to help you stay informed and make key decisions.
Shoes & Accessories completes our efforts, which began almost a decade ago, to provide you with a publication more visually interesting and easier to read and that puts the markets efforts into a broader context. As its name implies, S&A is about the next idea or the next trend affecting fashion, which we share thru this issue. It is also about the next step that will help brands create value and shape their future.
We kick off this issue with a feature story on a legacy brand HIDESIGN and how this notable brand has responded when they needed to refresh or reinvent their brand to remain relevant. It is advice we took to heart when we refocused our magazine.
Recently, the Indian retail landscape was witness to the entry of famous French fashion brand Guy Laroche through a partnership with high-end retailer INC5. This issue throws an insight on Guy Laroche and San Frissco and how they are shaping the market.
With the trade show season in full swing, the India International Leather Fair and Designers Fair continue into February. With over 600 exhibitors taking part, the exhibition is one of the world’s largest meeting places for footwear and leather accessories manufacturers and suppliers, and attracting visitors looking for new perspectives on the style.
We look forward to serving you in new ways with Shoes & Accessories, and we encourage your feedback and ideas for future issues.
AMITABH TANEJA Editor-in-chief