International buyers that have responded present, visitors who came to discover the novelties and spot the trends, exhibitors satisfied with order taking… the 18th edition of LE CUIR A PARIS closes on a positive note.
From 9 to 12 February 2010, LE CUIR A PARIS welcomed 224 exhibitors out of which 17 new companies. The main exhibiting countries were Italy (48%), France (24%) and Spain (9%). The breakdown by sector of activity were as follows: 60% finished leathers, 10% textile-synthetics for accessories, 10% exotic leathers, 8% components, 6% furs, 4% services and 2% raw hides/skins and chemicals.
A total of 10 226 visitors (out of which 60% from abroad) has been registered over the 4 days of the show. This represents an increase of about 2% compared to February 2009. The visitors coming the following countries are up: France (+ 9 %), Germany (+19%), Belgium (+12 %), USA (+6 %) and Italy (+ 19 %).
PRODUCTS ON SHOW
Leathers, all finished and partially tanned skins including special and exotic skins, furs, raw hides and skins, substitution materials, natural and artificial fabrics for the leather goods industry, components, findings and finishing products, technological products and services.
All those concerned by the leather and fur sector come to LE CUIR A PARIS, manufacturers of leather garments, leather goods, shoes, belts, gloves, luggage, manufacturers of furniture, car equipments, producers, traders of raw hides and skins, buying groups and wholesalers, consultants (« indirect users» of leather) such as “bureaux de style”, designers, interior decoration professionals and schools, trade and general press (from the leather, textiles, furnishings, home decoration, automobile sectors…).
SUMMER 2011 TRENDS
Something’s happening. We have entered a new era of freedom. We don’t know what will happen next.
No longer just a bored or simply interested spectator, we have become author, actor, part of the performance. Giving into spontaneity, we allow ourselves surrealist dreams, ramblings and infringements. We have digested the natural and outraged the virtual. We create as part of a group, or as a solo initiative. We swap the “I, me” for the “I, us”. We throw the dice up in the air without knowing the result. Our references jostle and pile up, thrusting us into tomorrow. We add a zest of dissidence and lots of irony, to dive headlong into a season that we want to be measured, joyful and impertinent.
SUMMER 2011 COLOURS
Colours that leapfrog, abruptly shifting from one to another, or colours that are pure, frugal, simple, serene and balanced. Colours that evoke summer in winter or refuse to bow to seasons. Colours that invite mystery, interiority. Colours that are carnal, elastic, transparent or profound, heady and unsettling. Consensual colours influenced by the past.
Industrial blues, petrol hues, silver greys, highlighted greys, dreamy skies, tin-plated silver, childhood pinks, ancient pinks, flesh pinks, sumptuous purples, grating purples, hammered gold, oily browns, rusty leather and cauldron, celadon and lagoon blues, milky whites, pure whites.
PLURIEL EXPERT TRAIL
Spinners, weavers, tanners and accessory manufacturers in keeping with essential environmentally-friendly developments, Première Vision Pluriel targets colour initiatives this season, giving them their own special trail. The days of grim eco-friendly ecrus or beiges are over, clean colour is a modern reality and an indispensable ingredient in the fashion market. This trail will showcase manufacturers whose spring summer 2011 collections propose products dyed using non-polluting colorants and natural vegetable dyes or made from materials in their original colours. Colour and a respect for the environment are no longer mutually exclusive.
Yarns, fabrics, patterns, leathers, accessories and manufacturing. All the professions in Première Vision Pluriel address this market. From raw materials to garments, the products found in the exhibitors’ collections allow man to go ever further, to improve his physical performance and comfort in even the most extreme sports conditions. These high- technology products push back the frontiers, thanks to exceptional properties in terms of temperature regulation, breathability, waterproofing, resistance and elasticity.
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