Le Cuir A Paris to celebrate 10th birthday

4 May 2011

Leather industry trade show, Le Cuir A Paris will celebrate its 10th birthday during the forthcoming edition to be held from September 20-22 in Hall 4 of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre in Paris.

This autumn 12 new companies coming from France (G-Project), Italy (Conceria Caravaggio ; Dolmen ; Duma), the UK (G.H Leathers; Walter Reginald; Joseph Clayton), Spain (Tecnopiel), Hong Kong (Pelle Magna International), Turkey (Badesa ; Desa Deri) and Romania (S.C. Bertocouri) will present their autumn/winter 2012-13 collections. With 261 exhibitors already signed up, and a rise in stand surface area, the participation of exhibitors is on track to be greater than in September 2010. Fashion and the luxury sector continue to love leather and it is increasingly visible in their collections.

For the first time, we are inviting you to join in a series of conferences, run by professionals from the sector:

  • Extra & Ordinary: leather for life – each day of the show at 10 am A conference designed and presented by Guillemette Schlegel, an artistic director in charge of style and trend consulting for projects in fashion, leather, beauty, food and the home.
  • Retro-Prospective: leather, man’s best friend – each day of the show at 11 am. A pictorial journey through the history of leather and the new desires it generates, designed by Agence Polyphème, to illustrate the 10th anniversary of the show.
  • Ecoleather: myth or reality? - Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm. A conference presented by CTC, the Leather, Footwear and Leather Goods Technical Centre.

Le Cuir A Paris,is a trend setter and offers exhibitors a range of fashion and design information tools. The Trend Gallery previews leathers and materials that will be in fashion in Autumn/Winter 2012/13, as well as the colour palette for the season, exclusive to the show and on sale there.

As with each autumn edition, Le Cuir A Paris shows how leather can be used in the home. Natural Home Leather, an exhibition designed by François Bernard, will showcase natural leather: parchment and vegetable-tanned leather.

To celebrate the show’s 10th birthday, 10 international designers, who have all shown their work at the Village des Créateurs in the past, will showcase at Le Cuir A Paris unique handmade items, produced using the leather samples provided by exhibitors. Come and discover these original creations from Audrey Fallope, Hélène Thoorens, Yasuhiro Shiota, Odette Bombardier, Marion Courtillé, Estelle Yomeda, Valérie Saïd, Nouria Nehari, Virginie Epron (Lolita Pompadour) and also the fur department of the Central Ostrobothnia University in Finland. CTC will complete this area with their ‘Cuir & Creation’ platform.

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