The ideal event for a key market LINEAPELLE New York (31 January / 1 February 2018) presents a preview of the styles and materials for summer 2019.The ideal event for a market in search of materials and solutions of genuine excellence. Lineapelle New York is back at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February.
123 selected exhibitors (tanneries, accessories, components, alternative materials) will present their stylistic work-in-progress with samples for summer 2019, inspired by the trends developed by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee under the key theme of Empathy and explored in further depth in three seminars: two on the first day and one on the second. The programmes also features another workshop, Know Your Leather, a technical workshop for analysing “leather as a material”.
Lineapelle New York was launched in January 2001 with 25 exhibitors and has grown continuously to the point where the latest show (July 2017) hosted 120 exhibitors and welcomed over 1,300 visitors. These numbers confirm the show as a leading event for the US fashion industry, a client of historic and fundamental importance for the Italian leather industry, which has systematically increased its exports to the US from 2009 to 2016, tripling them in value. Trade remained stable in 2017, confirming the USA’s position as the fifth biggest destination country for Italian finished leather products.
The New York preview introduces LINEAPELLE Milano (February 20th to 22nd at Fieramilano Rho), the reference event for the global leather area for which a strong turnout of US buyers and brands is expected.