27 February - 1 March 2018, Dubai

Fashion Focus



What’s new and what’s trending? Where are design and form heading? How do you stay ahead of the latest fashions, spotting them before they reach the boutiques? Visiting our fashion focused exhibitors will bring you face-to-face with high-quality finished leather goods such as fashion accessories, garments and bespoke leather products.

According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the retail value of the Middle East’s luxury leather goods market, including bags, travel goods, and men’s and women’s small leather items, was worth US$1.54 billion in 2017, compared to US$1.46 billion in 2016.

The UAE accounted for a third of the market in 2017 (US$501 million) according to EMI, an increase of 5.6 percent over 2016 (US$474 million).  Consumer spending in the Gulf country is also estimated to rise to US$586 million in 2020 by the time the Dubai Expo rolls around, while the Middle East market as a whole will be worth US$1.84 billion. 

   

   


 Fashion Featured Exhibitors:

   

         

By Land & Sea

By Land & Sea offers a selection of lifestyle leather goods that showcases the finest Australian artists, while offering the ultimate in luxury for fashion lovers. By Land & Sea will be showcasing uniquely handcrafted leather goods including totes, shoulder bags, clutches, satchels and belts. Along with featured artwork, By Land & Sea offers unique leather options with kangaroo, deer, chickenleg, snake and emu skins.

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Chimpel

Chimpel are an innovative design house and manufacturing company based in South Africa. Company founder Majda Rabin fell in love with the beauty and luxury of exotic leathers and animal skins, seeing the potential of introducing exquisite detail to a classic leather handbag or belt thereby developing the Chimpel style. Chimpel manufacture a range of luxury leather fashion items including bags, clutches, wallets, belts and accessories

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Phya Philosophy 

When Thai craftsmanship and premium quality materials meet under the same philosophy, PHYA is established to become an atelier for high class leather bags, promoting confident, smart and sophisticated looks for stylish people. This high end luxury brand produce some of the finest leather bags, clutches and fashion accessories on the market – all of which will be on show at Leatherworld Middle East. 

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Fiona Spolander

FSP COLLECTION will be showcasing luxury handcrafted leather and game skin handbags, as well as home ware which has been engineered into much desired fashion accessories. Each unique item is lovingly crafted using the finest ethically sourced South African leathers, hides and indigenous game skins supplied by certified tanneries. 

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Xotique Company Ltd.

With a strong passion in design, Xotique was established focusing on the use of quality materials, detailed craftsmanship, and distinguished designs which are practical but useful. Returning for a 3rd year, Xotique will be launching some new fashion products into the UAE market, including accessories made with their signature high-end python skin, horse hair and Italian calf leather goods. 

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Corbeau

Corbeau is an exotic leather manufacturer, specialising in Ostrich and Crocodile leathers. They are situated in Cape Town, South Africa and all their products are handmade by their skilled group of leather artisans. Their company was started in 1947 and they take pride in their well established reputation and passing their leather craft skills from one generation to the next. They design and manufacture their own range of handbags, cross body bags, purses, wallets, travel wallets, belts, key rings, etc. as well as bespoke orders. All their products are made from ethically sourced skins of the highest quality, available in a range of colours.

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