Members of Assocalzaturifici, the Italian shoe industry association, backed last Friday a proposal made by the Italian government to start working together with other trade associations involved in women's wear, textiles, eyewear and jewelry by organizing a collective showcase of Italian design in Milan. The initiative is set to start on Sept. 17, 2017 in connection with the new dates of TheMicam and Mipel. The details have yet to be worked out and defined.