An energetic and superstimulating edition
It was supposed to be the edition of a complete return to the pre-pandemic dimension and one that, as its slogan stated, aimed to "make tomorrow bloom." So it was. LINEAPELLE 101, dedicated to the 2024 summer season and held from February 21 to 23, 2023 at Fieramilano Rho, closed under the banner of great energy and a series of stylistic and business stimuli, which were confirmed by the high turnout of buyers and the quality of the networking work carried out at the fair. A result of great positivity confirmed by the fast-growing numbers, which consolidate its role as the only global reference show for the fashion, luxury and design supply chain.
The 1,161 exhibitors at the fair, from 42 countries (61.7 percent Italian, 38.3 percent foreign), welcomed more than 24,000 buyers and insiders to their stands: 55 percent more than the previous edition dedicated to summer collections (February 2022), 6 percent more than the winter edition (September 2022). Confirming that LINEAPELLE 101 wasan edition of a return to pre-pandemic internationality, 41% of the visitors arrived from abroad with a particular brilliance from visitors from Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands as far as Europe is concerned; the presence of Turkish operators was solid, while from Asia very interesting and reassuring were the entries of Japanese and Korean buyers, along with the initial return of Chinese.
In terms of business, LINEAPELLE 101 intercepted a complex economic phase, slowed down - after a positive 2022 - by a series of factors (from the war in Ukraine to the inflationary trend) that, according to exhibitors' statements, could however begin to unblock the market between the end of the first and the beginning of the second quarter of the year, thanks also to the reopening of China.
Concrete expectations, reinforced by the vibrancy of a LINEAPELLE 101 that held true to its starting call-to-action: Make Tomorrow Bloom. A slogan that translated into a superstimulating chromatic and stylistic kaleidoscope, which had, in addition to the sample collections proposed by the exhibitors, a successful declination in the organization of the fashion shows by Mario Dice and Alessandro De Benedetti held at the fair and forming part of the LINEAPELLE DESIGNERS EDITION project, an event that from Tuesday, February 21 to tomorrow Friday, February 24, hosts, at Spazio Lineapelle in Milan, presentations and projects by designers attentive to the enhancement of the leather material in its quality, uniqueness, and versatility.