FUR MAKES THE TRIM

PARIS — The news at Modamont, the trimmings fair held alongside Premiere Vision, was fur.
“They finally let us in,” said Andreas Lenhart, managing director of Rosenberg & Lenhart of Frankfurt, one of three makers of fur trims and linings making their debut at the show. “Before, they didn’t want us.”
Lenhart said there was strong interest from design houses in fur linings for raincoats, in addition to trims. “Some of the youngest designers don’t even know anything about fur.”
The show, which closes today, was free to those attending Premiere Vision but was sectioned off from the fabric stands.
“I wish they would get rid of the wall and just put us in the middle of PV to make it easier on the buyers,” said David Sass, U.K. sales director for Albert Zips, a zipper manufacturer based in London.
Albert’s new products included plastic zips with transparent teeth, tape and pullers. “We’ve had interest from skiwear, clubwear, surf brand and children’s wear buyers,” he said.
They also showed zippers with tapes woven from metal for evening, and others with holographic teeth or glow-in-the-dark teeth.
Mo So Ca SpA, a maker of plastic for trims and accessories from Bologna, Italy, showed a new marbleized PVC as well snakeskin looks in PVC.

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