The twelfth edition of MarediModa, held on November 5-7 at Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, has closed with a 3% rise in visitors. The highest number of visitors were from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, with an impressive increase in participation from the United States, Russia and Turkey which demonstrated the renewed interest by many big international groups in buying European fabrics.
“Today we are a worldwide benchmark for beachwear, underwear as well as swimwear: this is the result of work performed over the years, with the clear aim of attaining what the market would have expected from us; this was also a reaction to a mass production of cheap and poor garments which we cannot stand any longer and which has led many companies to buy from quality manufacturers from all over Europe” said Marco Borioli, President of MarediModa.
Other highlights from the show were the Forum on Innovation and the award ceremony of the The Link contest, won by Marina Dorofeeva of the Marangoni School for beachwear and Nikola Petrovic from Accademia del Lusso of Belgrade. The two winners will receive on-job training by Parah and Le Bonitas.