Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, style icon
The story of the wonderful Ascot Dress worn by the film's protagonist and designed by Cecil Beaton
Style authors: the creative director's burden for a brand
Between goodbyes and new arrivals, a focus on old and new revolutions in the fashion system
Choi Bag wins the third edition of THINK BAG!
Limited edition for the creation of Daseul Choi, Polimoda student and winner of the contest promoted by Leather&Luxury and Loipell. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Meyer Children's Hospital Foundation.
Chi Ri-Cerca Trova: Nunous, a new life for textile waste
NUNOUS is a totally new and patented fabric, based on other recycled textile material, created by SEISHOKU, which has more than 140 years of history in the industry. Let's find out together with Bettina Grampa, in the Chi Ri-Cerca Trova column.
Dress or jewel? Streisand's precious dress in "Hello, Dolly!"
Designed by Oscar-winning costume designer Irene Sharaff, it is one of the most expensive dresses ever made for a film.
Cannes Film Festival, parade of looks on the Croisette
During the evening of the opening ceremony, a stunning Elle Fanning in Alexander Mc Queen
Chi Ri-Cerca Trova: But is fake fur really environmentally friendly?
In 2018, numerous environmental organizations launched a boycott on the use of animal fur on a large scale, and some luxury brands chose to permanently abandon its use to avoid public attacks. Let's find out with Bettina Grampa, in the Chi ri-cerca Trova column.
On the road to sustainability, between luxury and fast fashion
The fashion industry runs in a two-timer, between hyper-certified production and new paths toward transparency .
Eurovision, not only music: the outifts of the first night
A roundup of the most memorable looks in anticipation of the second semifinal.
Kimono, Japanese icon between art and costume
At the Prato Textile Museum an exhibition of 50 garments from the first and second quarters of the 20th century bears witness to the artistic and stylistic contaminations between East and West.
World Color Day in the time of armocromy
According to the discipline, each of us falls into a category that can be associated with color seasons, each of which is matched with an ideal palette.
Here is the first AI Fashion Week, what to think about it?
In Italy, the Garante suspended the now famous chatbot "ChatGPT" a few weeks ago in the name of user privacy. In the rest of the world, however, more and more creative ways are being sought to harness generative technologies and apply them to everyday life to improve our lives.
"May the 4th be with you": lo Star Wars day fra celebrazione e stile
The fashion world has also felt the call of the "Force."
How did the fairs go? The word from the companies
Leather&Luxury's survey of trends and prospects to take stock of industry trends.
Legor changes bylaws and becomes a Benefit Company
The multinational group has integrated into its corporate purpose a commitment to have a positive impact on society and the biosphere.
JOIN THE FUTURE. JOIN ECOTAN BIOCIRCULAR LEATHER
You are invited to the 3rd Ecotan Openhouse, hosted at the choreographic HASHTAG FLORENCE showroom in Santa Croce sull'Arno.The new Ecotan collections developed with partner tanneries Hashtag Florence, La Scarpa, DVS - Giovanni Pezzoli Pellami, Camaleonte, Polaris and Volpi will be presented.
Creativity + glamour = Milan Design Week
During the Salone del Mobile, there were many events that served as a meeting point between the worlds of design and fashion
Mugler for H&M: highly anticipated collection coming soon
The designer capsule that mixes new pieces and archival remakes will be available starting May 11th.
Node, design becomes a metaphor for existence
The textile and hybrid sculpture by Giuditta Vettese and Marilù Lembo will be presented during the upcoming Milan Design Week
Beauty with a soul: the fascination of leather even bewitches the automotive industry
When a detail transforms a car from being an accessory to a veritable status symbol
An entrepreneur's point of view: Luca Torre of Gea Soft
Gea Soft is a software house that has verticalized on footwear and leather goods for 30 years now, an IT partner of more than 300 companies.
The luxury supply chain in full swing
The birth of ChimHaeres, a joint venture between Chimera Abu Dhabi and Haeres Capital, is only the latest in a series of transactions that are affecting the luxury industry.
Stop in Florence for LVMH's 'You and ME', over 1000 career opportunities
The LVMH Group's professional orientation and recruitment tour has arrived in Italy.
It's done: ARS srl in collaboration with SERAFINI srl, opens its new headquarters in Scandicci.
The ARS's strategy for 2023 is clear and well-defined: a new headquarters in the heart of the Scandicci Industrial area at Via Charta 77 is planned to open soon.
.BE YOUR FABRIC proclaims the winning project
Rachele Baratto with her project "Arrakis" is the winner of ".BE YOUR FABRIC", the educational contest promoted by Leather&Luxury and the Bellandi textile company for the fourth-year students of the course in Fashion Design Management at Polimoda.
Masca Progetto Borsa: creating for and with the customer
With Marco Benzi we get to know the production of Masca Progetto Borsa, which makes bags and accessories designed specifically for clients.
APLF confirms return to Hong Kong in 2024
APLF organizers confirm that the fair will return to Hong Kong in 2024, with plans to create a new leather-only area within the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
A commitment to future generations for Samuel Accoppiatura Sartoriale
The future has to be built from the present time through well-defined field choices. And it is precisely the generations of tomorrow that Samuel Accoppiatura Sartoriale has kept in mind through its certification path.
“Le bal des Folles” by Mario Dice
"Le bal des Folles. Designer Mario Dice showcases Made in Italy in its highest expression of craftsmanship and excellence.
India: leather and footwear aims to reach $13.7 billion in exports by 2030.
The International Leather Fair 2023 and related events have opened up new perspectives for the industry.
The science behind Anrealage's photosensitive tissues
The Japanese brand explores through fashion technologies the evolution of human perception and the self-contained world of each living organism.
Innovation yes, but sustainable. Industrie Chimiche Forestali is testing important eco-friendly innovations for the leather goods and footwear sectors
WWF Italy recently issued an alarm reminding us that 220 billion tons of chemicals are released into the environment every year worldwide and that more than 100 thousand toxic substances are on the market globally.
Renaissance Couture by Beyoncé x Balmain
A truly disruptive impact: this is how Olivier Rousteing, enfant prodige of the historic French Maison, recounts his obsession with Beyoncé's latest album released in July 2022.
New scenarios of ChimontGroup's "green" chemistry
"Layertech" finishing technology, the flagship of ChimontGroup
Catwalk Analysis: Fall-Winter 2023-24 Woman - Between archival quotes and a desire for the future
After a couple of Fashion Weeks in which maximalism reigned supreme and tricks to go viral on social media took over the collections, for the Fall-Winter 2023-24 season most of the big brands seem to have opted for a quiet and subtly evocative luxury, whose hashtags are sartorialism, heritage, and quality materials.
For Legor, the splendor of jewelry comes through sustainability
Among the flagship 2023 innovations offered by Legor, we find Rhodiens, a new electroplating process composed of 100% Rhodium and Platinum from recycled sources, perfect for applications that give jewelry and watches a fabulous bright white finish with very high resistance to oxidation.
Fendi superhost at Pitti Uomo 104
It's confirmed: Fendi will be one of the special guests at the next edition of Pitti Uomo, scheduled for June 13rd-16th, 2023.
Furla and Cyclica together create Italy's first biodegradable bag
We told you about it in June 2022, and now Oleum®, the brand that identifies the line of biodegradable leathers produced by the company Cyclica of Stra (VE), has risen to international prominence thanks to a line of limited edition bags with Furla.
THINK BAG competition: the project of Leather & Luxury and Loipell in collaboration with the students of Polimoda reaches its third edition
The THINK BAG competition has reached its third edition, which from 2021 gives students at Polimoda in Florence the opportunity to create a bag from start to finish and to market it in selected Italian boutiques.
Eco-sustainability and innovation by Tacchificio Villa Cortese
Leather & Luxury had the opportunity to take stock after the Lineapelle fair with Silvia Paganini, Sales and Marketing Director of Tacchificio Villa Cortese.
Sollini Gino Srl: virtues and criticalities of Global Recycle Standard certification
In the Marche region and beyond, the name "Sollini Gino Srl" is historically known to those in the industry. It is, in fact, a company that has been supplying the famous footwear district of the Marche region with accessories and related items since 1969.
Innovation, creativity and sustainable technologies by Ramponi
Over the years, the Carbonate (CO) company has become an international leader in the production and application of stones, ABS studs and synthetic crystals for fashion accessories, patenting-among others-the well-known Taglio Ramponi®.
Master Craftsman and Bottega School to attract the younger generation
Aldo Cappetti is an entrepreneur of Romy Pelletterie Srl, of Castelfranco Piandiscò (AR), a company with a high rate of innovation and creativity, President of CNA Industria Arezzo, he is also the only leatherworker in the province of Arezzo to have obtained in 2013 the qualification of Master Craftsman issued by the Regional Commission for Craftsmanship Tuscany.
Milano Unica: Italian Textile Show successfully restarts
Leather&Luxury met with Massimo Mosiello, General Manager of Milano Unica, the Italian Textile Show, to talk about current events in the sector.
Dubai confirmed as location for APLF 2023
Like last year, APLF will take place at the World Trade Centre in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Showcasing - from 13 to 15 March 2023 - the innovations of international companies from the leather, footwear, textile, chemical, machinery, sourcing and services sectors
Futurmoda on the starting blocks
There is great anticipation among exhibitors and buyers for the Futurmoda trade show, organized by the Spanish Footwear Components Association (AEC), being held March 8th-9th, 2023, in Alicante, Spain, at the IFA in Elche (a well-known Iberian footwear district).
System for Quality: the next big step in the evolution of EAM
EAM, a company specializing in metal polishing and consulting for fashion accessory processing, is a company that is constantly evolving. An evolution that involves people, facilities and workflows.
Superlative Leather: the innovative mother-of-pearl material that will chart new directions in the world of Fashion
Directly from the pearl industry, or better yet from the supply chain related to integrated, zero-waste mother-of-pearl, comes a new environmentally sustainable material with a dramatic aesthetic impact that is set to revolutionize the leather goods and footwear supply chain.
An energetic and superstimulating edition
Lineapelle 101 concludes with strong growth numbers, consolidating its global leadership and opening horizons of confidence for the leather supply chain.
The ecological transition of the Fashion supply chain goes through the recovery and proper management of industrial waste
According to the latest data from the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), the production of special waste from all manufacturing activities in Italy for the year 2020 was about 26.7 million tons, 18.2 percent of the total.
The entrepreneur tells: Maurizio Del Vecchia - Del Vecchia Group
Del Vecchia Group's roots between history and the future.
Micam, Mipel, TheOneMilano and HOMI Fashion&Jewels close with success
The four-day events confirm the recovery of the sectors represented and belonging to Confindustria Moda, which continue to stand out for an interesting and complementary offer, maintaining the synergy established in the last two years.
Tradition and innovation by Osci Pellami
Leather & Luxury had the opportunity to explore the very topical issue of certifications with Giuseppe, Raffaele and Michele Osci of the tannery of the same name.
Moro Minuterie, a leading manufacturer of footwear and leather goods accessories
We took stock of this start of the year with Silvia Moro of Moro Minuterie, a Padua-based company that is a leading manufacturer and marketer of metal accessories for footwear and leather goods.
Orice increasingly "green"
Leather & Luxury had a chance to take stock of the company with Paolo Danesi of Orice Srl, a company founded in 1980 that specializes in the production of vegetable-tanned cow hides for the footwear and leather goods industry.
Leather&Luxury interviews Taddei e Manzi
Leather & Luxury interviewed Simone Manzi of Taddei, Manzi & C. about the company's further steps in their sustainability journey.
Leather&Luxury interviews Italiana Accessori
At the last Fashion Week we witnessed the triumph of crystal as an aesthetic element in outfits and accessories. We talked about it with Rudi Migliorini, owner, and Elisa Taddei, fashion designer, of the company Italiana Accessori, a leader in decorative work for big fashion brands.
Leather&Luxury interviews Curtiba Industria Conciaria
A few days before the start of Lineapelle, Leather & Luxury had a chance to reflect with Giovanni Valori of Curtiba on sustainability and vegetalized leathers, the new flagship of his company.
Lineapelle, it's time for tomorrow to bloom. From February 21 to 23, at Fiera Milano Rho.
Make Tomorrow Bloom. Let's make tomorrow bloom. This is the slogan with which LINEAPELLE is introduces itself at the start of its edition number 101, scheduled to take place at Fieramilano Rho from February 21 to 23 and dedicated to the development of innovative collections of the highest quality for the 2024 summer season related to leathers, fabrics, synthetics, accessories and components necessary for the fashion, luxury and design supply chain.
We are working to offer a great edition of MICAM that can confirm the event as an unmissable business opportunity," these were the words of Giovanna Ceolini - President Assocalzaturifici, during the last edition of the event in September 2022.
Il Ponte tannery and vegetable tanning
Even today, despite the fact that millennia have passed, vegetable tanning remains the most traditional and recognizable, as well as the closest to nature, the most ecologically friendly, and the most suitable for combining recognizable aesthetics, versatility of use, and product uniqueness.
Leather&Luxury interviews Tannery New Impala
On the eve of Lineapelle, Leather & Luxury had the opportunity to talk about new sustainable tanning products with Mauro Vannucci of Nuova Impala Tannery.
MIPEL 123, a return to normalcy with confidence
From February 19 to 22 in Milan, MIPEL returns with its 123rd edition. The usual exhibition dedicated to leather goods and fashion accessories presents an important edition devoted to FW 2023/24 collections in the sign of a market trend that seems to have resumed a positive path, despite all the uncertainties arising from the global socio-economic context.
Breaking News: Industrie Chimiche Forestali acquires Langè S.r.l. weaving business
Through the agreement ICF strengthens its positioning in the footwear industry by vertically integrating and ensuring increasingly sustainable products for the market.
Première Vision Paris and sustainable innovations in the leather industry
Première Vision Paris kicks off ( Feb. 7 - 9 at Paris Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions) with 1244 international exhibitors leading the textile and leather industry.
Natural dyes in the past, present and future of textiles
Returning to nature is a central theme in the world of the fashion industry. The green demands of fashion brands aim to combine environmental sustainability, functionality and product aesthetics. A synthesis that is neither always feasible nor easy to achieve but remains one of the focal points of present and future fashion.
February 21st – 23rd 2023, LINEAPELLE reaffirms its centrality for the international fashion, design, and automotive industries
We asked Fulvia Bacchi, chief executive officer of Lineapelle, a few questions.
Chi Ri-Cerca Trova: A 4-Star Button, LE-BIOBU
Bottonificio Lenzi has been producing and distributing buttons and accessories since 1955, which are worked entirely in a highly technological reality but at the same time set in the hills of Emilia, testifying to the attachment to the territory and the irreplaceability of Made in Italy. Let's find out together with Bettina Grampa, in the Chi ri-cerca Trova column.
Interview with Stefano Fadda, Art Director of Milano Unica
A few days before the 36th edition of Milano Unica, Leather & Luxury had a chat with Stefano Fadda, who told us about trends, creativity and Gen Z.
"MICAM of OZ": the road to sustainability is a "fantastic" journey
MICAM Milan presents the third fairy tale of the #micamtales project: the musical film, a great classic in the history of cinema, inspired the new image of the International Footwear Fair.
MIPEL Lab, the show dedicated to sourcing Italian leather goods, is back: its protagonists tell about it
From Feb. 21st to 23rd, MIPEL Lab, the exhibition show designed to bring together international brands with the excellence of Italian leather goods manufacturers, now in its fourth edition and born from the collaboration between Assopellettieri and Lineapelle, returns to FieraMilano-Rho as part of the Lineapelle event.
Catwalk analysis, men's trends Fall/Winter 2023-24: The neoclassical era
Admired in the spotlight of Milan Fashion Week, key menswear styles are designed to last beyond the season, including practical, high-crafted outfits in striking hues, versatile accessories and contemporary outerwear for every occasion.
CHEMALUX: This is how new managers of Luxury are born
CHEMALUX is a Master's degree program in management and communication for the Luxury Chemical Industry that will reach its fourth edition in 2023. Organized by Lem Industries Group in collaboration with the University of Siena.
An energizing Pitti Uomo opens the 2023 relaunch
The multifaceted souls of men's fashion - among brands of sartorial tradition and contemporary research - on display in Florence for the largest international menswear fair
Breaking news: Lampa (White Bridge) acquires control of CDC srl, a company that produces chains for the fashion industry.
The expansion of the pole led by Lampa, a player in the production of luxury accessories and components, continues with the agreement reached with C.D.C. Luxury Chains.
VicenzaOro - T.Gold 2023: Let's find out what's new at Legor Group Spa, from brand identity to new products
From January 20th to 24th, Legor Group Spa, a multinational group founded in Italy in 1979 that specializes in metallurgy and chemistry for the production of jewelry and fashion accessories, will be present at T.Gold, the international exhibition-held concurrently with VICENZAORO - to learn about the most innovative machinery and technologies applied to jewelry and precious metals.
The leather revolution starts in Le Marche
How to combine environmental protection and the commercial needs of a tanning business? The winning formula has been found by the Marche-based Nuvolari tannery, a benefit company based in Monte Urano (FM).
Spring/Summer 2024 trends? Here's the dream as a new creative path
With the trade show season just around the corner, Leather&Luxury chatted with Desolina Suter, Fashion Director of Première Vision, who gave us her insider's view on trends for Spring/Summer 2024 between pragmatism and creativity, circularity and eco-responsibility, cultural values and a focus on The New Creatives of Tomorrow.