We're in the middle of day two here at Premiere Vision New York and the word on the ground from many of the leather exhibitors is that foot traffic and business interest have increased from yesterday.
Considering the inclusion of leather is a first in Premiere Vision's history here, this being the 32nd edition of the show, which generally focuses on fabrics and textiles, expectations weren't especially high. But overall, many among the 30 leather exhibitors - including Turkey's Soydan, France's lambskin specialist Mégisserie Lauret, Brazil's Fazer Leather and Italy's Samanta - have been pleasantly surprised.
It's all about quality here, a Premiere Vision hallmark approach, and getting the right exhibitors and buyers together is the most beneficial strategy rather than quantity, according to Marc Brunel, Premiere Vision show manager for leather. "We want to provide the right offer to the right buyer," he summed up.
He added that for the next edition in July, there are plans - and room here at Pier 94 - for growth, but it has to be gradual and controlled. For now, all the months of work getting this show together is drawing to a close, but leather has certainly made its mark at PVNY and has certainly found a home here.