Fun academic trip to Linea Pelle

On the past Wednesday all the design major students went to a trade show with our professors in Bologna, we got to get outside of Florence again and it was such an amazing trade show! Its name is called:Linea Pelle.

Linea Pelle is basically a Leather, synthetic fabrics and accessories show. There were four buildings just for showing leathers, and rest of them were for other fabrics and etc. It was crazy for how many different kinds of leathers that we saw, and more important is the techniques they use for create different affects in leathers. It was amazing.

I also love the trend area, that was actually my favorite part of the entire trade show. We got to see the trend for 2015 spring and summer, just like it was in Premiere Visione in Paris, but I think this one is more fun and contains lots of new and interesting things! Fabrics that made of plastic, synthetic leather, what we called scuba fabric…everything, just gave me lots and lots of inspirations!

At the end I saw this amazing 3D printed shoes. They were unbelievable, the hole shoes was made by layers and layers putting together, which are all printed by 3D printer, they are metal –like and looks very heavy, but actually when you hold it, it feels just like paper. Well instead of print paper only, 3D printer right now can print all kinds of material, which is the progress of the technique, I am really happy to see it!

Unfortunately the whole trade show didn’t allow me to take any pictures, but I did find some pictures online, hope you all gets the spirit! blog1

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pictures from www.zanzanisrl.com

This is the company who makes these amazing shoes!

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Sure time flies!

About a week ago we came back from Paris, in between our tight schedule we got to visit the Louis Vuitton store at Avenue Montaigne in Champs Élysées. It was not your normal retail visit; the VIP Manager of the store guided us.

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Of coarse not only the goods, such as the Spring collection, handbags and other accessories but the decoration and the architecture would provoke a gasp or two for fashion devotees.

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Kevin, the manager explained to us the beginnings of the brand and how production and operations work. We were taken to the private rooms where special clients are taken to make their customs orders.

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It was such a nice experience to get an inside on one of the most iconic luxury brands, our guide Kevin was amazing and very inclusive, even knowing we are students we were still treated with excellence and professionalism.