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COVER STORY
LINEAPELLE94 PROPOSITION
A challenge for innovators
The consolidation of the Milan event and its dimension as “business experience for the global leather area”. The struggle of the shoe in defining programs, strategies, orders and in managing the structural supremacy of the sneaker, for which every client, starting from luxury, is looking for “the best leather at the lowest price”. The guarantees of leather goods, which is confirmed as the reference destination for exhibitors at Lineapelle, even though it emphasises the inclination to fragment orders, increasing styles, reducing volumes, making the idea of the capsule collection structural. Our report about Lineapelle94.
Next Summer light
Inside Lineapelle94, surrounded by a 2019 Summer feel that shines, is full of color (without exaggerating), and widespread caution. A comparison between exhibitors and visitors. Patent leather’s comeback. Vegetable tanned leather, something has changed.
Cars in pole position
Smiles only inside Simac Tanning Tech. Industry 4.0 rewards Italy (most
of all technology for the tanning segment). The automotive industry marches on, “with no fear”, everywhere. All eyes pointed on sustainability and on the Green Label.

SUMMARY
LEATHER SOUNDING
The right play

Dr. Martens announces the rebrand of its vegan collection: the leather word will be deleted. A great innovation in a small news.

ROAD TO PORTO-UITIC
Change is coming fast
Yves Morin, president of UITIC: “The productivity of the footwear industry must change”, because it needs to anticipate three main factors: globalization, digitalization, and swiftness. This topic discussed at the convention in May.

FROM THE MICAM
Between pressure and opportunity
Large luxury brands move forwards, with repercussion on the supply chain. The ‘price matter’ is still there, just as the outsourcing matter and that of foreign markets. Italian footwear looks to the challenge presented by 2018.

FROM THE MIPEL
On the verge of Paradise
At fairs Italian bags are supported by 2017 export record numbers. However, the supply chain cannot be calm, amid a strong euro,
a crisis in the domestic market and production costs.

FASHION AND LUXURY INDUSTRY
The oasis of luxury
The first balance sheets published say that for the luxury brand 2017 has been a golden year. But it is too early to celebrate. The crossing of the desert is not over.
Cyclical traps
The Italian fashion supply chain ends 2017 stronger. Bureaucracy, revenue stress, diversification: the warning lights stay on.
Back to quality
The luxury industry changes its business model.
Who doesn’t catch the innovation fall behind.
Online distribution clears resources for the product.

THE CASE OF OHAD KRIEF
Israeli outsider
November 12th 2017.
on the London red carpet of the MTV EMA Awards, Nora Kirel
is wearing a fanciful leather dress. Pictures travel around the world and Ohad Krief is appointed
as the new rising star in style.
we interviewed him.

AUTOMOTIVE
Good news, at last
GST is under new ownership: the offer made by the group of creditors has been accepted. But financial uncertainty still weighs on the company’s future.
The manufacturer’s feelings
The Italian tanning industry has positive expectations from the automotive sector for 2018. The financial forecasts of (almost all) the main multinationals confirm the confidence.
The market goes luxury
Increased number of cars sold, china flying, investments appearing on the horizon. The automotive industry draws the balance for 2017. Lear laughs, Adient doesn’t.

HIGHLIGHTS
COLLECTORS’ STORIES   |  
Sarval Rhone invest   |   Prime Hide  at risk
SOUNDING THE ALARM   |  
Argentina: too much import   |   Tunisia: too shut     
PAKISTANI HYPOCRISY   |  
Cotance attacks

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