Attire Accessories - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (Issue 67)

80 ATTIRE Next time Show: HOMI Venue: Rho Fiera Milano, Milan Dates: 25 th - 28 th January, 2018 Website: Twitter: @homimilano THE ART OF LIVING Homi’s eighth edition was another successful meeting of living trends, traditional values and product innovation HOMI, Italy’s leading lifestyle trade fair closed its doors on the 18 th September, following an edition characterised by its variety of innovative offerings and areas for experimentation. The event, which celebrates ‘the art of living,’ welcomed 62,000 visitors, with 18 per cent of these coming from abroad, from 34 different countries: Spain, France, Germany, Greece and Portugal were the most widely represented of European countries, and were joined by operators from Russia, China, Japan and the USA, with the latter being particularly well represented. The event also attracted visitors from Central America for the very first time. The lifestyle trade fair cemented its esteemed status, with plentiful offerings that were in line with buyer expectations of a renowned, appreciated and now consolidated event, capable of presenting a new and much more evolved concept of ‘Italian-ness’ without foregoing Italy’s famous decorative homeware tradition. The eighth edition of HOMI saw the exhibiting companies take centre stage once again, owing to the participation of 1,370 exhibitors, with 34 per cent of these coming from 37 different countries, with Spain, France, Germany and India being the most widely represented. HOMI represents a point of reference to discover new trends presented in dedicated themed spaces, such as HOMI Trends , which brought together the various stylistic trends identified by WGSN, HOMI Smart , with products and initiatives with the combination of technology and design as their theme, Creazioni , the section that HOMI dedicates