Investing in the future of style, while keeping in mind that leather is the ideal material to experiment and look for evolutionary solutions. With this good prospect in mind, Lineapelle renews its collaboration with Tokyo Leather Fair, event during which fashion trends, as well as “summarized” samples for trend areas, are showcased. Within this fair Lineapelle joins in on the traditional contest for young designers, a “design competition – explains the communication office of the Milan-based business experience -, that takes the shape of a product where creativity, using Italian leather, is put to the test, signifying beauty and naturalness”. 143 designers participated in the last edition of the Japanese-based contest, where they were asked to take on the project: “How far can we go with leather material? What kind of new creation is possible using leather”. 27 contenders reached the final. Lineapelle96 selected the winners of the Product category, showcasing their creations inside the dedicated space inside Pavilion 9 (Aisle A). Two of them were shown. The first prize was awarded to Yuya Murata for the footwear project “Secret Memory Book”. The second place in the footwear category was for “Dinamismo”, created bt Takuto Sakabayashi.