Sustainable innovation: Jessica Jewels and Italfimet united for the research of new galvanic baths 4.0
Networking is the key to growth: this is the philosophy behind the collaboration between Italfimet and Jessica Jewels, an expert in the production of accessories and jewelry for high fashion. The two companies have created a temporary consortium to give life to the project GIGA 4.0 - Intelligent Galvanics for Jewellery and Accessories 4.0.
Milano Unica, February 2022
The Trends of the 34th edition of Milano Unica: The textile and clothing accessories collections of the exhibiting companies will be inspired by MU Hotel, the theme of Milano Unica Trends for the Spring/Summer 2023 season.
Luxury and social networks: the audience is female
This is revealed by a survey on the online positioning of the major fashion brands. But which brands are we talking about and what is the target audience?
CULT WHITE CHRISTMAS: Splash, the amphibian by definition
Christmas has a different step and exquisitely ... candid with models signed Cult, which become the must-have for the holidays at the end of the year.
Sustainability under the tree with +THREE°° bags
Ethical and green Christmas with 100% Made in Italy bags.
Chi Ri-Cerca Trova: an open window on innovation
A new section of L&L dedicated to what's new on the horizon
The innovative eco-friendly solution for heel molding: FheelGreen™
Tacchificio di Villa Cortese, presents FheelGreen™, an eco-sustainable material for the molding of heels and accessories, alternative to traditional ABS, which combines innovative ecological characteristics with better mechanical and aesthetic performance. FheelGreen™ has been subject to several tests.
When Corporate Sustainability is an Added Value: the Limonta Case
Limonta, with almost 130 years of history, is a company that specializes in the integration of chemistry and textiles, with expertise in the fields of fashion, furniture, home textiles, wallpaper, automotive and sports. Limonta presented its new "be Limonta" and "CLIMA" fabrics at the September edition of Lineapelle.
Cluxter inaugurates the new headquarters in Scandicci
Since October 12, CluXter's headquarters in Scandicci, in the heart of luxury manufacturing excellence, is finally 100% operational.
“BATTLE OF THE STYLISTS” : an event to discover the Berlin avant-garde
Two stylists curate runways featuring independent designers at the heart of Berlin
Fendi First phenomenon: the object of desire
The new it bag loved by the celebrity is the must have accessory of winter 2021
Innovative alloys and galvanic solutions for the fashion world
Legor, a veritable hotbed of patents in the field of precious metals science, presents us with its latest award, the RJC CoC certification.
The esthetics of comfort in the new Caovilla sandal
Gisele arrives for SS2022: anatomical structure and precious DNA
Technical meeting on the leather goods of the future: good also the second one
The event "Quality, innovation, efficiency in the leather goods of the future" held last October 29 and 30 in Piancastagnaio closed with an excellent success of participants.
Dreaming of next summer, signed Aquazzura
The S/S 2022 collection is a hymn to the colors of the Aeolian Islands.
HOTTEST FASHION BRAND: Q3 REPORT 2021
Lyst Index ranking. Coupled with the return of live fashion shows and red carpets (the Met Gala, Emmys and VMAs), demand for fashion products has increased. Between July and September, style icons hit back according to the Lyst Index, the quarterly ranking of the most searched brands and products on the platform.
Gallucci Shoes and the recovery of the USA market
US reopening: with the stop to the travel ban, Gallucci counts on the recovery of the USA fashion market.
Calendar of Trade Fairs 2022
Finally, we are pleased to announce the calendar with the dates of the upcoming 2022 industry trade shows.
SmartRicamo. When embroidery meets augmented reality
The step between fashion and technology is shortening. An example of this is SmartRicamo®, an innovative service that uses augmented reality technology to animate embroidery. Patented by ProgettiForme®, a textile company from Varese specializing in embroidery, SmartRicamo® was presented at the Fuorisalone in Milan.
Del Vecchia in Piancastagnaio for the second technical meeting on the leather goods of the future
The event will be held on 29 and 30 October in Piancastagnaio (SI) and will include a series of themed meetings and workshops on the first day. The partner companies of the event will present topics related to their activities, in which everything will revolve around Industry 4.0 and sustainability of products and processes.
The gold-jewelry district of Arezzo restarts thanks to exports, the opinion of Mauro Benvenuto, president of the goldsmiths of CNA Arezzo.
Exports drive the restart of the gold sector. The Arezzo district is ready. We talk about it with Mauro Benvenuto, President of the goldsmiths of CNA Arezzo and owner of the company I Fonditori, specialized in the field of semi-finished products.
The sector's performance in the first 6 months of 2021 - Leather goods at the moment of truth: rebound or start of a solid recovery?
This is the dilemma, for sure the recovery has not been homogeneous: the performance of luxury brands is relevant, while the hard core of companies is struggling, since for six out of ten current revenues are "much lower" compared to the first half of two years ago.
Everything is ready for the inauguration of the new headquarters of CluXter, the consulting boutique dedicated to companies in the fashion industry.
High jewellery: Bluclad and Progold create an integrated platform to serve the luxury market
Bluclad S.p.A and Progold S.p.A, have signed an agreement to merge their business activities, which will lead to the creation of an integrated platform serving the most important brands in the luxury and jewellery sectors. The transaction has been made possible thanks to the support of Gioconda, the Italian branch of LBO France. already the majority shareholder of Bluclad through its Small Cap Opportunity fund.
Global Leather Industry Position Statement on Leather Alternatives
There are more and more new materials appearing on the fashion, design and upholstery for transport and interiors markets, with the stated ambition of replacing leather as the material of choice. This is usually on the basis of claimed improvements in sustainability, which are rarely, if ever, substantiated.
Micam to be held in person once again: Relaunching the footwear industry
Buyers’ expectations are growing for MICAM, the leading international footwear show promoted by Assocalzaturifici, scheduled for September 19 through 21, 2021 at Fiera Milano Rho.
We are proud to present “Lilia”, the bag that won the ThinkBag competition created and promoted by Leather&Luxury and Loipell for Polimoda students
Let's find out a little behind the scenes of the winning bag, “Lilia”.... “I am passionate about architecture, my parents are architects, so generally my creative process starts with drawing. In this case, however, I initially worked a lot with paper. I created various paper patterns until I found the right design......
THINK BAG: The run to the final has begun!
The THINK BAG project created by Leather & Luxury and Loipell in collaboration with Polimoda students has paid off. The students of the Master in Bag Design and of the last year of Fashion Management have challenged each other to create an iconic bag for their brand. Thanks to the support and materials made available to them by some of Leather & Luxury's partners, the young designers expressed their creativity by creating designs and technical specifications for the bag, clutch, or knapsack that best reflected their personality.
THINK BAG workshop: Loipell
The THINK BAG project continues with the workshops between partner suppliers and the students of Polimoda, in full compliance with the safety regulations imposed by the pandemic. During the last workshop, the young designers met Loipell which, in collaboration with Leather & Luxury, is the founder of the project. The company has, in fact, made available skills and techniques to help students to create their bag in a sustainable way.
THINK BAG Workshop: Air Collection
The workshop days with the partners of the THINK BAG project, by Leather & Luxury and Loipell, continue to give the opportunity to the students of Polimoda to create the iconic bag for their brand. Désirée Calamai, Sales Manager at the Air Collection Embroidery Factory, presents her company and explains what drove her to participate in THINK BAG and what contribution they intend to make to the students.
THINK BAG Workshop: Guido Falcini
Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, the THINK BAG project, created by Leather & Luxury and Loipell, keeps going with the workshop days. Alberto Falcini, from the Guido Falcini company, tells us why he decided to participate in the project and how he will support the students.
THINK BAG Workshop: Materia Prima
After the fourth meeting of the THINK BAG project by Leather & Luxury and Loipell, dedicated to workshops with partner suppliers and Polimoda students, we asked few questions to Sara Filippelli, communication and style office manager at Materia Prima,, to understand what drove them to be part of the project and how they will support young designers.
THINK BAG Workshop: CDC
CDC srl, luxury chains producing company for the leather goods sector, is a partner of the THINK BAG project by Leather & Luxury and Loipell. On the 17th of March CDC met the students of Polimoda at the Design Lab in Scandicci, to present the chains that will be made available to the young designers. We asked Chiara Pezzatini, manager of CDC srl, what was the reason why they decided to participate in the THINK BAG.
THINK BAG Workshop: Creazioni Lorenza
After the third meeting of the THINK BAG project by Leather & Luxury and Loipell, dedicated to workshops with partner suppliers and Polimoda students, we asked few questions to Francesco Bencini of Creazioni Lorenza, to understand what drove him to be part of the project and how he will support young designers.
POST-COVID FASHION: scenarios and ideas for a fresh restart
We are coming out of a year of “hibernation”, where both brands and the Italian luxury goods industry have had time to reflect but also to reconsider the situation. The first piece of good news is that the “garment and accessory” sector is among those that expect a relatively rapid recovery. The second piece of good news is that the silent work of the past few months is proving to be an opportunity for companies that have known how to continue transforming and adapting to a market model that is markedly different from the one we were used to.
Jessica Jewels: Marco Benedetti interview
We met with Marco Benedetti, Managing Director of Jessica Jewels S.p.A., to discuss the changes in the Luxury Industry. The consumer is more informedand seeks authenticity, fashion accessories with details that are increasingly faithful to the canons of classic jewellery.
CONCERIA NUVOLARI - Future: sustainable innovation and innovative sustainability of leather
The Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® tanning systems designed by Conceria Nuvolari evolve in the name of environment respect, enhancing the quality of the leather. New governance actions have been adopted by the company.
THINK BAG Workshop: Tissés by Banelli
Tissés by Banelli is one of the partner suppliers of the THINK BAG project by Leather & Luxury and Loipell. During the second workshop day, it showed the students of Polimoda the materials, skills and techniques that will be available to help them make their iconic bag in a sustainable way.
THINK BAG Workshop: Ceitex Italia
After the second meeting of THINK BAG by Leather & Luxury and Loipell, dedicated to workshops with partner suppliers and Polimoda students, we asked few questions to Massimiliano Maruccia of Ceitex Italy, to understand what drove him to be part of the project and how he will support young designers.
THINK BAG Workshop: Agile
Despite the adversities of the new year, the THINK BAG project keeps going with the workshop days. Lapo Roccia, co-founder together with his brother Lorenzo of the company Agile, tells us why he decided to participate in the project and how he will support the students.
"THINK BAG" project by Leather & Luxury and Loipell: a collaboration with the students at Polimoda
On February 25th 2021, Leather & Luxury and Loipell launched the "THINK BAG" project: an opportunity for the students at Polimoda to create an iconic bag of their personal brand and to sell it in a well-known Italian store.
How to relaunch a Made in Italy brand. Constància Bags, among digital platforms, sustainability and customization.
We have interviewed Giusy Balzano, founder and fashion designer of Constància Bags, in order to understand how a young brand managed to hold on (and relaunch) after such a tuff year for the leather industry.
The Leather & Luxury network is born
Leather & Luxury, a magazine that specialises in the Made in Italy leather goods and footwear industries, has set a new objective for itself: creating direct contacts between companies in the leather industry and potential fashion brands through a network of firms.