Trends for the spring/summer 2002 season will be unveiled to the trade at the 'plw - leather and more' trade fair due to be held from April 24-25 in Pirmasens, Germany. The fair will feature more than 270 collections for the season after next spread over an area of 9000 sq ms. "The broad range of exhibitors from the supplier industry to the footwear industry, coupled with the international designers and the first fashion show to show clothing and footwear on the catwalk together, offers the ideal platform for filtering out the early trends", says Elke Tronche, managing director of the trade fair and events company Messe und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft Pirmasens.