“Future vision” is the key word. Summer 2018 prospective trends, named News From The Future by our fair Fashion Committee, are about to be pictured, with an eye for style details. A future vision of a market that firmly requires clear benchmarks to get out of a slimy situation: change needs addressing, as all parties – luxury brands as much as other players and recipients – have to adapt. A future vision that will be tackled by 1.198 exhibitors (coming from 44 countries, +4% compared to February 2016) at Lineapelle92, the major leather fair in the world, scheduled at Fieramilano Rho from tomorrow till Thursday. Lineapelle’s secretary office points out that, “leaning on September 2016 edition solid results, we can see an overall increase: both Italian (+3%) and international (+5%) exhibitors, as well as tanneries (+4%), accessory makers (+9%), synthetics/fabrics (+1%). In other words, Lineapelle strengthens its peculiarity, that is, its being –by all means- the most important and attractive international leather fair. On top of that, the exhibition area is larger: over 45.000 square metres, +5% compared to February 2016”. The edition, opening tomorrow, is about to be filled with plenty of valuable tips and expectations. Not to mention, that’s the big news, the newly restyled Trend Area. Last September we had taken it out of the two upper Lems as we had split it into three parts: the main one at the end of Pavilion 13, the others at Pavilions 9 and 22. On this edition stand placement in the pavilions is going to be the same, though paramount importance will be given to Pavilion 13, which will house over 2.000 materials and accessories samples. And visitors will immediately come across them as soon as they get into. Along with Lineapelle, our daily news special issue is back again. Following last September success, in the next three days we ‘ll give you a fully detailed report over what’s going on at the fair, as well as up-to-date records about the world of leather. Big news this year: we’ll post on our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) real time top highlights: pictures, comments, short videointerviews. Hashtag #lineapelle92: log on Lineapelle and share it.