Continental shift - Première Vision Leather

15 September 2015

Paris is world renowned for its status as a fashion and culture capital and, as such, the most exclusive show in the leather calendar, Première Vision Leather, will take place 15–17 September at Nord Villepinte, highlighting future trends and designs, and introducing the inaugural PV Awards for leather.

Before there's even time to properly assess ACLE in Shanghai, the industry will shift focus to continental Europe for Lineapelle in Milan and Première Vision Leather on the outskirts of Paris. For the latter, the seminal, high-end leather show is hitting its stride since becoming Première Vision Leather from Cuir à Paris last year. Its international success lies in its unique offering, directly tied to the purchasing and supply calendars of the leather industry. For this show, 337 exhibitors will converge to present their autumn/winter 2016-17 collections.

From tanners to manufacturers, with more than 350 highly discerning international exhibitors, the buzz around this edition of Première Vision Leather is especially high due to the strength of the premium market and addition of many new exhibitors including Conceria Deluxe, Cuir de Lagny, Skin and Foglizzo Leather.

According to the Paris show organisers, Première Vision Leather proposes areas of inspiration and discovery that are unique in the world, with a 'Trends Gallery' entirely dedicated to leather, as well as Incube, a forum focused on innovation.

"For buyers, stylists, designers, trend studios, and fashion and design professionals from the most prestigious fashion houses, Première Vision Leather offers an unparalleled scope and allure," the organisers claim.

And the award goes to...

Also new for this edition is the expansion of the PV Awards, traditionally given to the fabrics industry, but will now open to leathers presented by tanners at Première Vision Leather.

"For buyers, stylists, designers, trend studios, and fashion and design professionals from the most prestigious fashion houses, Première Vision Leather offers an unparalleled scope and allure."

This seventh showcase of modern textile, and now leather creativity, has led to a reorganisation of the event itself. In place of the four usual prizes, six different awards will be given: three for fabrics and three for leathers.

To accommodate this expansion, a prestigious jury of influential personalities from the international fashion scene has been put in place. Heading it up, Première Vision has announced that jury presidents Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov, founders of the haute couture brand On Aura Tout Vu, will be included.

Also during the show, fashion director Claude Vuillermet will meet buyers and showcase a selection of materials during the very popular Leather Fashion Breakfasts. Following their success during the last edition, this exclusive and intimate format is being repeated with an increased seating capacity.

Première Vision Leather by numbers

  • 75% the proportion of exhibitors that are European, with the majority of companies coming from Italy.
  • 18% the proportion of exhibitors that come from France.
  • 12% the proportion of exhibitors that come from Turkey.
  • 8% the proportion of exhibitors that come from the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 14 the number of new tanneries, chosen by the Selection Committee for the quality of their products, that will join the show.

The wares on display are some of the most desired in the industry.
There is an opulent amount of space at Première Vision Leather.

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