New dates and a record number of exhibitors for September’s Milan-based event, Lineapelle, which concentrates on the Trend Area to give more prominence to the brands
The major Italian fashion events resume after the summer break. All eyes are on Milan, which will host LineaPelle on 20-22 September to outline the stylistic trends for the 2017/2018 autumn/winter season. In an economic climate that requires maximum attention in the management of exhibition and production times, the dates of the fair have been postponed by two weeks to meet the needs of exhibitors and visitors. A solution that also intercepts the first shows of Milano Moda Donna, the Fashion Week (which will continue until 27 September).
LineaPelle is an eagerly-awaited event as demonstrated by the fact that 1,214 exhibitors (tanneries, accessories and components, synthetics, stylists, schools etc. from 43 countries) had already confirmed their participation at the beginning of July, which is 3.6% more than September 2015 (1,172 exhibitors). There was also an increase in the exhibiting area (+4%) made available to the twenty thousand visitors expected from one hundred countries. The other new features for the 2016 event include more rational and comprehensive signs, which will provide visitors with all the information they need even before they walk through the turnstiles of the fair.
The conferences presenting the fashion trends will take place on 20 and 21 September at 11.00 and 14.30 in Italian and at 12.30 and 16.00 in English in the Trend Area set up at the end of pavilions 13-15. Because the Trend Area, the real nerve centre of the event, will have a new location for 2016. The most innovative samples provided by exhibitors (leather, accessories and components, fabrics and synthetics, for a total of about 2,000 items on display) will no longer be exhibited inside the two raised LEMs, but will be set up directly inside the pavilions, in close contact with the market in order to provide the leather industry with a more efficient and immediate service.