Sofia Sizzi couldn’t contain herself backstage before Giulietta’s Spring runway show. The designer recently embarked on a more formal partnership with Cieffe Srl, the esteemed Italian factory where the Giulietta collection—alongside many big-name brands—is produced. Along with additional international sales support, Cieffe’s investment means that the New York-based Sizzi will be able to expand her product offering. First up, shoes—a category that Sizzi, during her 15 years working as a designer in New York, has conceived many times for other brands. Now’s her chance to put her own label on the innersole. “We’re going to be able to do so much more,” she said, sounding thrilled. It was a lovely thing to see, a designer with such hope and determination to get things done.