the summer 13 lineapelle edition in bologna was very positive….and highly inspiring, even in a time of rising raw hide prices. as we did a research for clients on the fair, we can`t publish a full report here. but as usual we would like to share some ideas and innovation news from the fair.
in general it was visible that italy had a very tough winter season in the retail business. as in all european fashion centers, also in bologna and verona the high streets are more and more the same: same brands, similar products….concerning trend spotting you have to invest some extra time to find the “hidden gems”. two examples are the amazing stores MACONDO and the amazing new concept store WOODEN ( via fama 15) both in the back streets of verona.
especially the WOODEN store offers a great japanese meets italian craftsmen-ship orientated selection of up and coming brands plus a in house collection. great and friendly guys with a sense for minimalism and style without chichi !!! check them out on facebook: WOODEN
more images from the lineapelle fair leather trends after the more jump…
innovation, colour, elegance, and future retro were the key themes. colour was shwon as well as the strong new pastels. neon was even more shown than in the le cuir a paris in paris in february. vintage was as expected no more a fashion theme.