MIPEL 109: a 6.9% growth in buyer attendanceGood news for the bags and fashion accessories market from MIPEL
From 14 to 17 February, MIPEL-TheBagshow – the international trade show dedicated to bags and fashion accessories – presented the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collections of about 300 brands among historic companies and emerging brands. The event ends with the satisfaction of the participants, who saw the number of buyers grow by 6.9% in comparison to the previous MIPEL.
There is a slight decline in international buyers, especially from a few key strategic markets such as Russia. Despite the fact that there are still some difficulties in the domestic market, Italian buyers showed their interest with a 22.7% increase in attendance in comparison to the previous edition.
«Approximately 40% of the international professionals come from Asian countries and 50% from Europe.
The strong market interest from the USA for the products offered at the exhibition has been confirmed once again»
observes the General Director of MIPEL, Fabrizio Solè.
The materials that most characterized the various models on display relied on mirror effects, leathers finished with metallic foils and iridescent finishes. Asymmetry of designed cuts on the face. Fur effect interpreted with 3D embroideries and Plexiglas straws.
Bags are characterized also by sophisticated inlays, distinctive lines, cuts and innovative workings. Semi-rigid volumes, embossed surfaces, decorative stitchings.
Innovative leathers like the American Shell Cordovan. Horsehide, hand-brushed and applied on ‘40s retro volumes. Rounded lines and top-grade calf leather bands.
Pad, expand, gather. Jewel bags with lush, captivating and funny surfaces. Nappa leathers and velvets, satins and matelassé fabrics.
Mélange of real or faux fur. Curly effects, nuances and ruffled movements. Fur is mixed with wool yarns and treated on the finished garment. Overdyed fur with shading effects. Women’s colors are bold and highlight the beauty of leathers: bright orange, automotive red, synthetic fuchsia, dark blue-green, saffron, dusty beige. Men choose new contemporary, dusty and dark shades: green-blacks, electric blue, gray black, tanned brown, dirty beige, lemon yellow.