Yesterday the Origin Passion & Beliefs Fair held in Vicenza, Italy came to a close after 4 days of exhibitions, workshops and industry meetings.
ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS brought together their selection of 100 independent designers, to meet with Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers at NOT JUST A LABEL’s new trade show concept, organised in partnership with Fiera di Vicenza (FdV).
On Thursday, the selected designers flew in to Vicenza from as far afield as New Zealand and Beijing to present their winning collections to the fair and to meet with some of Italy’s finest traditional manufacturing houses, distinguished suppliers and leading luxury brands.
The event brought together those make the Made In Italy label what it is today to meet with the innovative independent designers and international businessmen and spark new collaborations and opportunities.
The last day of the trade event was open to the public as one of Europe’s largest temporary stores where discerning customers had the unique chance to shop the collections and talk with the designers.
With 100 designers displaying their work the 15,000sq m purpose built pavilion was transformed into a menagerie of colour and and oddities in the form of textile, jewelry, leathers and technologies and decorated or hung by beautiful ornaments, from flower arrangements, to driftwood, to 3D posters appeared, blossoming around clothing, bags, jewellery and shoes as the designers created their exhibition spaces.
Let’s take a look at some images that caught our eye from the catalogues of the 100 designers…