Le Cuir A Paris exceeds expectations14 July 2006
The next edition of Le Cuir A Paris to be held September 19-22 has already exceeded the organisers' expectations. 264 exhibitors have confirmed their participation out of which 48 are new companies. Italy comes out on top with 47% of participants (an increase of 12% in comparison with September 2005), followed by France (23%), Spain (13%), other European countries (Belgium, England, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Switzerland, Türkiye) 10%, and other regions (Argentina, Brazil, China, Pakistan, South Africa, Uruguay and USA) 9%. A part from the usual national pavilions (France, Pakistan and Spain), new pavilions will be the American pavilion (Leather Industries of America), Italian (Associazione Conciatori) and German (Verband der Deutschen Lederindustries). The Central Ostrobothna University of AS from Finland comes back to the exhibition with 10 designers from the Department of Fur Design. They will be presenting an exhibition named Corsets: A Body Langauage. Once considered as sensual underwear that imprisons the body, the corset has been revisited by the students with the integration of leather and fur - a subtle mix that has given life to a brand new material enabling the 'body to be free'; the corset becomes an instrument of body expression. One of the models presented has been designed for a man. Le Cuir A Paris will be welcoming for the first time the space Innovation for…. Organised by the publishing house Editma Srl (Italy), it will showcase the most recent products from seven different Italian companies (that have never before): B&B, DB Leather, Madera Conceria, Mag Industria Conciaria, Nuova Osba Italia, Orice Conceria and Jumbo Conceria. This space is 'a new way of communicating the 'Made in Italy' products', states Maristella Pastura, the editor in chief of Editma Srl. Considering the success that Innovation For… has encountered in other trade fairs, Le Cuir A Paris is happy to welcome this space. Finally, the Trends Gallery, the flagship of the fair, will be rich in materials and innovations and will present the trends in colours and materials for the winter 2007/08 season.