Leather fashion comes to Paris26 November 2009
The next edition of Le Cuir A Paris will present all the latest in leather trends for the autumn/winter 2010-2011 season. The show will take place between September 15-18 in Hall 4 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte. At the same event in 2008 a total of 12,773 visitors attended.
To date, 43 new exhibitors have signed up for the exhibition making a total of 336 covering a net surface area of 4,700 m2. These include companies from Italy, Brazil and Portugal with increased participation from Germany, Turkey and Finland.
Eight national pavilions will exhibit this September including the Fédération Française de la Tannerie et de la Mégisserie (France), Assintecal and CICB/Brazilian Leather (Brazil), Acexpiel (Spain), VDL (Germany), Agenzia di Promozione Economica della Toscana and Consorzio Italian Leather System (Italy) as well as APIC (Portuguese Tanning Industry Association).
Gant Pluriel is the name of the area at the show dedicated to gloving leathers. It was initiated by the French Glove Makers Federation in partnership with CTC and six glove makers, Agnelle, Atelier du Gantier, Gant Causse, Gant de Saint Junien, Georges Morand and Lesdiguieres Barnier. This is in conjunction with Premiere Vision Pluriel and features colours for autumn/winter 2010/11.
Le Cuir A Paris will once again include an area devoted to decorative and furniture leather. For the next edition a new agency has been commissioned to design the Archi Cuir forum. This space is being organised in response to the needs expressed by the exhibitors to promote their materials to visitors so that they may discover materials devoted to the home and interior decoration.
Also, in ‘The Village des Créateurs’ (Creators Village) work by Audrey Fallope (France) will be presented. She has used her graphic design talents to produce a collection of shoes. Other designers in the village include Marion Courtillé (France) who is a trained cabinet maker who has transferred her skills to leather and Karine Dauptain (France) who makes isothermal leather bags, combining practicality, aesthetics and innovation. Francys Saleh (Brazil) will present a collection of shoes and handbags made from exotic fish leather such as tilapia. The Brazilian School of Fashion (Unisul) will showcase clothes and accessories produced from recycled leather.
Le Cuir A Paris have also launched a new, more user-friendly and dynamic website. It presents, amongst other things, some background material facts (such as bonded leather, crocodile, peccary) and includes the seasonal fashion trends.
Le Cuir A Paris will take place on February 9-12 and September 14-17, 2010.