MICAM Milano trends: simplicity, nature, emotions

MICAM Milano International Shoe Fair talks about the trends of the autumn-winter 2022/23 season

The MICAM Milano shoe show, which will take place from 13 to 15 March 2022 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, and the WGSN agency have identified key trends that will inspire industry professionals in the fall-winter 2022/23 season. It will focus on design and technology that broadens our horizons, unleashes our imagination and enhances, not diminishes, our humanity.

Overloaded simplicity

This trend is based on value-oriented approach, making everyday life better with materials, colors, modular designs and durable products. It supports democratic planning with careful and resilient offerings designed to improve our lives. Comfort and quality go hand in hand and the products become new classics.

As the home continues to function as a hub for work, wellness and entertainment, consumers are becoming more aware of the products around them. Everything from fashion to food to beauty and interiors will be judged on how it can be integrated and add value to a more dynamic and connected lifestyle.

The products will be modular, multifunctional and custom made. will provide flexibility and adaptability and celebrate the joy and ingenuity of DIY design. Colors and materials will also play a big role as designers use them to ensure continuity between seasons and collections.

Simply put, this optimistic macro builds on a solid foundation that adds a touch of personality and enjoyment to everyday life. It celebrates the warmth of design products that are sure to be appreciated in the long run and the lightness that comes from simplicity in everything.

Restored nature

The trend celebrates the countryside lifestyle, location and respect for the environment. Versatile design, sustainable materials and handmade details are key features that add value to the final product.

This macro is an affirmation of the values ​​that unite us – nature, heritage, crafts and society – and an exploration of how they can guide us even in an age when new paths seem to separate us.

Nature has become a great unifier and healer in this time of turmoil, and this trend is exploring our symbiotic relationship with it. Nature is something that must be protected through sustainable regenerative processes and something that must be protected through design and comfort. Something that must be freely explored and included in our spaces and products. That shapes the design through the practical use of raw materials and inspires, focusing on patterns, fabrics and natural colors, redesigned in a romantic way.

As we explore new areas and make new connections in the years to come, the values ​​of nature, heritage, crafts and community will form the basis of renewal and support.


The trend combines digital themes and ancient practices to bring unique properties to accessories, shoes and jewelry, in which surreal, luxurious designs cross the line between natural and virtual reality.

Technology has reduced the world to the size of a screen, but has it reduced our humanity? The Awestruck trend celebrates a balanced world where technology is amazing and science is emotional.

The destructive power of the pandemic has accelerated the development of technology as a necessity and as a means of escape, but it also gave us an idea of ​​how far digital progress. As designers are forced to think digitally, new creativity emerges that transcends physical boundaries and further blurs the distinction between real and virtual, between ancient and future. This is a new frontier that includes the imagination, science and magic of the post-universe.

Personal identity moves towards more experimental, more extreme forms of expression, drawing inspiration from cyborg aesthetics and surreal style. User friendly Technology is playing an increasingly important role, extending everything from useful robots and AI assistants in increasingly intuitive touch screen devices. Bright colors, luxurious materials, smooth, silky surfaces and shapes will become a must in all product categories.

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