Renovation, sustainability and craftmanship were the central themes of the 117th edition of Mipel, the leather goods fair which was held in Fiera Milano Rho between the 16th and the 19th of February, at the same time as Micam, Homi Fashion & Jewels, Lineapelle, Simac and the Milan Fashion Week.
An interesting news of this edition is the collaboration started with Camera Buyer Italia (CBI) which will sponsor two of the talks scheduled for the 4 days of the fair. The topics covered will be the central ones of the show, addressed through the privileged eye of the buyers, the link between the brands and the final consumer.
The two talks sponsored by CBI took place during the first days of the fair: the topic of the talk held on the 16th was “Sustainability, Craftmanship and Italianity”, as it was addressed by the speakers, among whom were Francesco Tombolini (President of Camera Buyer Italia), Carlo Ferro (President of ICE Agency), Franco Gabbrielli (President of MIPEL e ASSOPELLETTIERI), Marco Tortora (Sustaninability Communication Manager and Founder of FAIR) and Nicole Bryner (Head of Southern Europe for Vestiaire Collective); while the topic of the talk held the following day was “Buyer – between the past and the future: a comparison between generations” and the speakers were Giacomo Vannuccini (CBI Boards & Owner & buyer of THE BEST SHOPS Tricot & MT), Ginevra Gozzoli (Owner & buyer of THE BEST SHOPS Bernardelli Stores), Flaminio Soncini (CBI – THE BEST SHOPS Founder President) e Danny D’Alessandro (MIPEL General Manager).
There was also a moment of in-depth analysis dedicated to the analysis on the change in the way of approaching brands by different generations of buyers.
A partnership, the one between MIPEL and CBI, which wants to be a first step for future wide-ranging initiatives: “CBI represents the most advanced point of the business model linked to the trade in fashion products, this for two main reasons: – comments Franco Gabbrielli, President of MIPEL and ASSOPELLETTIERI – first of all because this model has been able to span the decades consolidating a prestigious position but also because it has managed to interpret the transition from physical to digital trade in the right way, seizing and understanding its opportunities. We have the possibility – continues Gabbrielli – to share many collaborative hypotheses at a synergic level and this first step certainly goes in this direction by promoting an exchange of ideas and a sharing of projects also for the future of leather goods”.