LINEAPELLE crosses the milestone of its first 100 editions by opening its doors to almost 1,100 exhibitors (against 960 in February 2022) of leathers, fabrics, accessories and components for the fashion, design and automotive industries, increasingly a point of reference that involves more than 60,000 companies and generates a turnover above $ 150 billion/year. 100 editions of future for an event that takes up the challenge of building new, sustainable and responsible supply chain scenarios and that goes beyond the concept of the fair, opening the door to a world of ideas, with a particular focus on sustainability and the concept of ‘creating synergies’. This is demonstrated by the LINEAPELLE LEATHER DAYS project: five days of events and performances that will involve emerging stylists at the Spazio Lineapelle (Milan, Piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa), organised in partnership with CNMI (National Chamber of Italian Fashion). Physical stylistic projects that approach the traditional elaboration of fashion trends by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee for the Autumn/Winter 2023/2024 season. The trends, summarised by the ‘Possible Worlds’ mood, will be presented at the fair in an advanced hybrid formula: translated into sample previews displayed in the Trend Areas and, at the same time, told through the immersive lens of the Metaverse.
Always in a synergistic perspective, also MIPEL Lab, a hub conceived by Assopellettieri dedicated to the Italian excellence of leather goods outsourcing, returns to LINEAPELLE 100, as well as the Green Theater, the space for presentations and debates with free admission under a common denominator: the innovative sustainable approach of the Italian exhibiting companies analysed all-round.
LINEAPELLE 100 will also be the scene (in Hall 11) of an exhibition project entitled THE BEAUTY OF THE ITALIAN TANNING INDUSTRY: Heritage, Science and Design, which aims to communicate the “beauty” of a production model that combines craftsmanship and science, green power, technology and creativity: that of the Italian tanning industry.