From 23 to 44 exhibitors ( 38 of the district), from 320 to over 500 buyers, from 2 thousands up to over 6 thoudands women’s fashion models, from 2 to 3 days, from 600 to 1.250 square meters of the exhibition area : these are the figures of the second edition of Moda Makers, the fair -event which will be hosted in Carpi, Piazza Re Astolfo, from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 November, a fashion exhibition created by the companies of the district apparel industry together with ExpoModena, Cna, Confndustria, Confartigianato-Lapam and supported by the Municipality of Carpi and Carpi Fashion System. Remarkable numbers so as to make it one of the largest sector events at national level, with visitors coming from more than 40 Countries. The satisfaction of promoters is clear: “Moda Makers –explains the deputy mayor Simone Morelli – is the finish line, the perfect summary of a long path, of a bet on the relaunch of the entrepreneurial excellences. The result of a deep determination and the ability to work together, all characteristics without which we would not be here . It ‘s an honor to host such an important event in the historical centre, where visitors will be able to discover, in addition to fashion proposals and collections, also the exhibition of Newton at the museum and our architectural and historical beauties.
“The event, specifically addressed to fashion stakeholders was born from an innovative concept of synergy between the participating companies, in other words from the will of the companies to put in common their customers contact details , in order to expand their markets. “This cooperation among SME’s is the sign of an important cultural transition – comments Roberto Bonasi , President of Expomodena –and I would underline as synergies are related to the territory as a whole, with agreements with hotels, restaurants, taxi services and so on. This means we were fully committed to take care of our visitors also in terms of hostpitality”.
What makes the event special, is the fact that the entrepreneurs take part to the operating table: “We did our uttermost – explain Niko Mecugni, owner of Maglierie Elle-gi and Fabrizio Stermieri of Paola Davoli –to offer the best service, in terms of both product research of hospitality. If you consider a time of at least 30 minutes to visit each stand, more than 20 hours will be necessaty to visit the whole exhibition; so the buyers will stay in Carpi more than one day, being able, this way, to enjoy the city and a dinner offered by the organization”. Thousands of women’s fashion proposals (knitwear, clothing, shirts, outwear and so on) are part of the Autumn/Winter collections 2017/2018) and at least 15 the left out companies due to space limitations. And if the fair were to grow further? Morelli is clear: ” Our main task, as Administrators is to put entrepreneurs in the best conditions to highlight the value of their companies and products on the international scene. For this, if the numbers were still increasing, we would not hesitate to make available the main square of the city, Piazza Martiri“. A catalog of the participating companies is going to be published– A.Lisa Mood, Ann Max, Angela F, Lungidame, Opificio Modenese, Creazioni Rosanna & Co., Donne da Sogno, Donatella De Paoli, Eccentrica, Cuore di Maglia, Acquachiara, Gigliorosso, Gil, Ciò di Moda, Alma Righi, Ilenia B., Elisabetta Minelli Collection, IO & TE Maglierie, Linea Donna, Paola Davoli, Ma-glierie Ellegi, Maglificio FraRosa, Dielle, Acquabymita, Le maglie di Milly, Mr. Giuly, Antonella Razzoli, Rosso Perla, Bellwood, Victoria C., Severi Silvio, Maglificio Sorriso, S&M Group, Veronica Effe, Roberta Neri, Weg Fashion, Eleonora Amadei –
The official opening will be on Tuesday 15 at 10.00. In short, this second edition, which already before the beginning has far exceeded the numbers of the previous edition, is emerging as another positive sign for company managers who think that, along with experience, professionalism and excellence, there is a need of courage and the will to go into the future with the desire to fight the crisis and to be able to contribute to write it. (Marcello Marchesini)
Il Tempo, 11 novembre 2016