According to the organisers, Lineapelle London, held on January 22, achieved its targets with “excellent feedback regarding the many innovative forms of content presented” and the visitor numbers. They say the ‘Innovation Talks’ were particularly welcomed, as well as the ‘Relationships between Material, Designer & User’, a roundtable about leather, style and craftsmanship, particularly aimed at interior design.

The focus now shifts to Lineapelle New York, which takes place January 30-31 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. 132 exhibitors have confirmed their presence, of which 86 from Italy. In all, 101 tanneries, 13 manufacturers of accessories and components, and 18 exhibitors specialising in fabrics and synthetics are to showcase their collections at the two-day event. The Innovation Talks will once again be organised and the trends for summer 2020, by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee, are to be discussed during three seminars.