The last edition of the trade fair event, Lineapelle 97, that the global fashion and luxury supply chain could not miss, took place at Milan Rho Fair from 2 to 4 October, which officially opened the next winter season (FW2020-21 ).
The international hub of the event has been confirmed, which in fact hosted as many as 1,271 exhibitors from 46 countries, and welcomed over 19,000 unique visitors, representatives of about 10,500 companies, coming from 107 countries.
The comment of the organisers reflects on the evolution of the sector: «These data, substantially in line with the previous edition (February 2019), and the decline in foreign visitor companies, balanced by the growth of national presence, confirms Italy as the international reference manufacturing hub for brands, fashion brands and start-ups».
Lineapelle has confirmed its mirror function in which the market reflects all its criticalities, placing itself as the ideal space for networking in the context of an economic complicated phase, to say the least. A complexity demonstrated by the uncertainty highlighted by some countries (in particular European countries: Spain, Great Britain, Portugal and Germany), but at the same time mitigated by the positive performances of the United States and China.
«Exhibitors’ comments – keep on saying organisers – suggest that, even today, one can look to the future with confidence, provided one has clear ideas, defined programs and a very concrete vision. A business realism based on an intense and certified sustainable matrix».
In a world in which the fashion industry addresses its values increasingly towards the green economy, at Lineapelle the supply chain has already proven to be at the forefront in terms of sustainability.

The dates of the next Lineapelle edition, number 98, have been anticipated and will be staged at Milan Rho Fair in 2020, from 19 to 21 February, even overlapping Micam and Mipel for one day.