From 21 to 23 February 2023 at Fieramilano Rho, Lineapelle 101, dedicated to the summer season, was supposed to be an edition with a complete return to the pre-Covid dimension and which, as the claim stated, had the aim of “making tomorrow flourish” . And so it was.
In fact, the event ended under the banner of great energy and a series of stylistic and business stimuli of great interest.
Interest that is confirmed by the high turnout of buyers and the quality of the networking work that took place during the three days in Milan. A result confirmed by the growing numbers, which consolidate its role as the only reference fair for the fashion, luxury and design supply chain.
The numbers of the spring edition
The 1,161 exhibitors present at Lineapelle 101 www.lineapelle-fair.it, coming from 42 countries (61.7% Italian, 38.3% foreign), welcomed over 22,000 buyers and insiders to their stands. 42% more than the previous edition dedicated to summer collections (February 2022) and 6% more than the winter one (September 2022).
Confirming that this was a pre-Covid return to internationality, 41% of visitors arrived from abroad. In particular from Europe – Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands – with a solid presence of Turkish operators. While from Asia many entries of Japanese and Korean buyers, together with the initial return of the Chinese.
In terms of business, Lineapelle 101 has intercepted a complex economic phase. A period slowed down – after a positive 2022 – by a series of factors, primarily by the war in Ukraine and the inflationary trend. A phase which, according to what was declared by the exhibitors, could in any case begin to unblock the market between the end of the first and the beginning of the second quarter of the year, thanks also to the reopening of China.
“Make Tomorrow Bloom”
Concrete expectations, strengthened by the liveliness of Lineapelle 101 which has lived up to its initial call to action “Make Tomorrow Bloom”. Slogan that has translated into a chromatic and stylistic kaleidoscope, which has had, in addition to the samples proposed by the exhibitors, a successful declination in the organization of the Mario Dice and Alessandro De Benedetti fashion shows.
Fashion shows that were part of the Lineapelle Designers Edition project, which from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February hosted presentations and projects by stylists attentive to the enhancement of the leather material in its quality, uniqueness and versatility at the Spazio Lineapelle in Milan.