Over 250 delegates are expected to join the 4th World Leather Congress (WLC), which takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on July 16 under the theme “Leather in Everyday Life”. In addition to experts from the tanning sector and representatives from fashion brands such as Coach, Tory Burch, Poltrona Frau, and Wolverine, this year’s edition of the WLC will also host the “Leather Creations Exhibit and Contest”, an initiative organised in collaboration with the Parson School of Fashion and Design in New York.

During the Congress, ten BFA Fashion Graduate and Junior level students of the Parsons School of Design will showcase their fashion projects involving leathers. The materials were donated by Lineapelle, whose New York Preview will be held on July 17-18 at the Metropolitan Pavillion also. A jury comprised of some selected WLC speakers will select the best creative project and the winner of the contest will be offered a free trip to Milan to visit Lineapelle Milan in October.