11th edition of DaTE takes place in Florence
DaTE, the Florence eyewear show, held its 11th Edition at Stazione Leopolda over 2 days in September. This year, the organisers said the product line-up was quite varied, with designs for all types of customers. They included genderless styles, sustainable products in bio-based acetate or recycled carbon fiber, exclusive materials, like Indian buffalo horn, or combinations of luxurious wood and gold with acetate, alongside recycled objects, vintage shapes inspired by the classics of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and entirely hand-made and tailor-made products as well as those printed using 3D technology.
This year the DaTE event also hosted some participants for the first time from South Korea and Tunisia.
Approximately 1,000 high-profile industry professionals and buyers attended, according to the organisers. “The formula of two days rather than three was well-received. It allowed exhibitors to focus their efforts and optimize the time available and their investment”, remarked Giovanni Vitaloni, President of DaTE.
“This confirms that, regardless of its format and duration, DaTE is a highly anticipated event and a valuable tool for trade professionals to launch their new collections in the month of September, in other words, at the beginning of the new season”.
The dates of the next edition of DaTE, which is already in the planning stages will be announced in due course.