Here are the top things to know in shoes this week (Aug. 1-7).
ACE Awards Honor Top Designers
The Accessories Council will host the annual ACE Awards in New York on Tuesday. The dinner and awards show honors the best in accessories design each year, and this time around, it will recognize Steve Vevers at Coach, Paul Andrew and Sarah Jessica Parker, among others.
Opening Ceremony For Rio Games
Despite scary headlines that continue to dampen expectations along with athlete withdrawals, the Rio Olympic Games are set to get underway on Friday. The opening ceremony kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. The games run through Aug. 21.
Retailers Start Spring ’17 Buys At FFANY
The August edition of the FFANY trade show takes place in New York, starting Tuesday and running through Thursday at the Hilton Hotel Midtown and in member showrooms.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
Outdoor Retailer begins in Salt Lake City this week. The show runs Wednesday through Saturday, with Demo Day on Tuesday. The market highlights the best outdoor and athletic product new for spring ’17.
Steve Madden, Crocs, Adidas Report Earnings
It’s another important week for earnings with Steve Madden, Crocs and Adidas queued up to report. Steve Madden reports Tuesday, Crocs on Wednesday and Adidas on Thursday. Inventory levels, currency rates and consumer spending are expected to be big talking points.
CFDA Sustainability Program
CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative will wrap up its sustainability program this week with a panel discussion from participating designers in New York. Brands included in the conversation include Tome, Prabal Gurung, Zero + Maria Cornejo and Brother Vellies. The designers will present key milestones and challenges, as well as next steps for their brands and progress so far.