An exciting start, it promises to give meaning and constructiveness to the expectations of the 119 exhibiting companies. A fair that has returned to the Big Apple at the exact moment when the euro and dollar reach currency parity. The edition of Lineapelle New York dedicated to the Fall-Winter 2023-2024 season began yesterday (and ends today) in Manhattan, in the usual Metropolitan Pavilion exhibition space.
Lights on for Lineapelle New York
60 Italian and 59 foreign companies are exhibiting at Lineapelle New York. Divided as follows: 91 tanneries, 8 manufacturers of accessories and components, 13 of fabrics and synthetics, and 7 of chemicals and other types. They present the first creative steps of the collections for Autumn-Winter 2023-2024 in the light of the mood Possible Worlds developed by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee.
Novelties and returns
Among the novelties of this edition is the exclusive One To One Meetings with customers and stakeholders entitled Responsible Italian Leather Lounge. A project that goes hand in hand with the presentations held yesterday behind closed doors with a group of US interior designers. Objective: to present and explain the green power of Italian leather. Finally, Mipel Lab returns a formula that Assopellettieri president Franco Gabbrielli explained here.
‘The US economy has restarted,’ comments Diodato De Maio (DMD Solofra), ‘It is among those where the most work is being done. This market is working, and brands are producing. The economy, in general, is very challenging, especially for those who produce leather. Some footwear brands have decreased consumption, but there are interesting opportunities in leather goods’. At Faeda, they explain that ‘the first day was interesting. In addition to the appointments made with the most important customers, we met a number of potential new customers. Start-ups and already well-established companies interested in differentiating their supplier network by looking at Europe and Italy’.
The first time
One of the debutants at Lineapelle New York, Cluxter explains us that ‘after the success of our presence at Lineapelle Milan, we decided to cross borders and land in America. We are therefore taking part in Lineapelle New York for the first time. We are confident that our principles (made in Italy, sustainability, and the digital world) are fundamental values, current, and of common interest in the world in which we live. On our first day at Lineapelle NY, the interest and numerous visits to our stand were a confirmation”.