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368 exhibiting companies and representatives from 35 countries attended the 9th Istanbul Leather Fair (IDF) last month. Leather trends and colours for Autumn-Winter 2015-16 were presented at the fair, which was held at the Tüyap Fair, Congress and Convention Center in Istanbul, November 18 - 20.
With an estimated Turkish leather and leather product export volume worth more than US$4.5 billion including exports with special invoices and tourist purchases, IDF 2014 was a unique platform for the representatives of Turkish leather sector to establish new business connections, strengthen their current connections and penetrate into new markets via the international buyers attending the show.
According to data released by the exhibition organisers, IDF 2014 was visited by 15,093 professionals, 1,868 of whom were from 74 overseas countries. The fair also hosted a buying group of 103 people from the UAE, China, France, India, Netherlands, Hong Kong, UK, Spain, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Tatarstan and Ukraine.
Autumn-Winter 2015-16 fashion collections were highlighted in the Trend Area led by the Turkish fashion designer Simay Bulbul and created by the Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters’ Association (İDMİB) and Genuine Turkish Leather (DTG).
The “Trend Platform” highlighted 2015-16 trends with displays and daily fashion shows called “Unlimited Leather” featuring Turkish company’s such as Mefi, Adamo, Derimod, Elibol by Simay Bülbül, Emelda by Deniz Berdan, Lento Fur and Punto by Hakan Yıldırım.
IDF is organised by the Tüyap Fair and Exhibition Organisation in association with the Turkish Leather Foundation (TÜRDEV), with the support of the Leather Apparel Producers Association of Turkey (TDKD) and other leading organisations from the industry and is supported by KOSGEB and the Genuine Turkish Leather (DTG).
The 10th edition of IDF will take place in the same location, November 3-5, 2015.