The 19th edition of the Italian Textiles Trade Show was launched in the Sala Alessi at Palazzo Marino. The launch took place in the presence of Cristina Tajani, Milan City Councillor for Work Policies, Research, University, Fashion and Design, Silvio Albini, President of Milano Unica, Fabrizio Servente, Global Strategy Advisor for The Woolmark Company, Luigi Guarducci Entrepreneur, and Salvatore Mercogliano, CEO of Lineapelle. The trade show will run from September 9-11, 2014 at Fieramilanocity.
The organizers took the opportunity to present to the new projects that will characterise the trade show. The projects envisaged range from the organisation of the event, the new section dedicated to the garment-dyed supply chain, the Japan Observatory and the synergy with Lineapelle, which has come back to Milan after many years.
Exports and imports of Italian textiles in the first quarter of 2014 reversed the negative trend of 2013. It’s now in line with the broader projections made by the international economic bodies and Confindustria’s Research Centre. Signs of recovery are visible in Europe, while there is a slowdown in the Far East, China and, especially, Japan.
In addition to the companies which have supported the event like the Woolmark Company, the event will have Vogue Italia and Carla Sozzani, who will make the space of Gallery at 10 Corso Como available for an exhibition ‘On Stage’. Eight designers, selected from the 50 who participated in the project, will be featured at the inauguration event of Milano Unica on September 9, 2014, through a series of installations inside the Sozzani Gallery.
In its continuing focus on Made-in-Italy excellence, Milano Unica, in collaboration with an exceptional partner like Pitti Immagine, spotlighted a group of entrepreneurs operating in a specific supply chain – particularly important in the Italian textiles-accessories industry – through a striking event that combines business and communication strategies.
Milano Unica China will also be held in China from October 20-23. The 6th edition of this important and successful event will see a team of 126 exhibitors presenting their collections to the demanding Asian market.