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Blossom Première Vision Continues to Carve Its Place

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PARIS — Blossom Première Vision is carving out a niche on the Paris trade fair circuit with its edited selection of weavers and leather manufacturers showing at the Palais Brongniart, the former stock exchange in central Paris, on July 4 and 5.
Now in its third edition, buyers praised the timing of the show, which allows them to begin to gather inspiration for pre-selections before the summer break, while exhibitors lauded the busiest edition yet.
“The dates are great because we can start work on pre-fall before the summer,” said Sarah Missakian, head of collections for Joseph. “The main PV show, in September, will already be too late for that,” she said.
“Right from the opening of the show we have felt a true energy, much more than at the first two editions,” said Eve Corrigan, president of Malhia Kent. “We’ve had back-to-back appointments, which wasn’t the case for the first two editions. Visitors are arriving with real creative ideas, and they are concentrated on what they want. The dates are good, given how the seasons are getting more and more advanced.”
International visitors accounted for 20 percent of traffic, compared with 17 percent a year ago. Italian visitors more than tripled, notably, accounting for

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