Trends

Accessories Materials F/W 2010-11 Trend Report APLF

Courtesy of APLF Ltd

Trade Show Report Women’s Men’s Footwear Leather Accessories: Emotions & Sensations, the outlook for Fall/Winter 2010-11, a time for optimistic fashion. There is a demand for quailty and authenticity. Also, a need for personalisation. These two contrary currents guide our tastes and desires. Trends are full of contrasts. Feel!, Touch!, Move!, and Enjoy! - four themes - presented by Olivier Guillemin, in collaboration with the Comite Francais de la Couleur, at APLF. Prepare for the upcoming season, and the {::event fido=”INFSA0000036” /} trade show, which features finished leather accessories and footwear.

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Style & Spirit

A casual, comfortable but elegant style, that plays on restraint and simplicity. An urban-romantic style, fostering an active, contemporary brand of nostalgia.

Colors

Muted greys, shadows, smoky colours, nostalgic, melancholic tones

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Materials & Textures

Blended materials… Leather with big, wild animal grains… Veined, transparent grain splits… Mineral, mottled, schistic textures… Flannel, boiled wool, felted look… Tweedy, flecked, thrown silk look… Smooth patinas… Matt sanded, scraped surfaces… Organic motifs, imprints, fossils… Uneven coatings… Subtle gradations, changing sheen… Puffy, voluptuous furs… Chinchilla… Short hair furs: dappled pony, grey astrakhan

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Style & Spirit

A revamped, off-beat classical spirit: a sensual style combining daring and delicacy, frivolity and severity.

Colors

Beige and magenta pink give rhythm to a range of natural, classic, deep, intense and sensual tones: browns, beige and camel, skin tones and pink blush, carmine and scarlet.

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Materials & Textures

Beautiful, timeless leathers… Classical grains… Materials soft to the touch… Moire velvety leather… Second skin leather… Aniline leather… Smooth, glossy box calf… Dipped lambskin… Drummed calf… Glossy, crushed leather… Suede look, velvety nubuck… Cashmere and alpaca… Satiny leather… Deluxe reversible leather… Luxurious shaven fur… Classy coppery or pink gold jewellery

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Style & Spirit

A sporty, chic, futuristic spirit midway between daring and simplicity. Strict and basic, androgynous and almost drastic in its severity.

Colors

Black and white are the focal points of a range of simple, subtle light-and-shade effects, sometimes strange but always sharply contrasted.

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Materials & Textures

Matt and glossy contrasts… Patent or very matt leather… Scales and honeycombed leather… Stretch materials… Geometrical grains… Facets and diamond point relief… Mirror and metallic finishings… Graphic quilting… Geometrical, graphic prints and embroidery,… micro or macro… Black and white 80s patterns… Stylised exotic skins: zebra, giraffe… Reversible two-tone optical materials… Elastic straps… Studs, rivets and zips as decoration

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Style & Spirit

Sophistication with an oriental tinge, urban glamour or a playful couture spirit expressed in a mix of styles and cultures drawing on the past and the future.

Colors

A range of contrasting, optimistic colours chilled by unexpected, invigorating, intense accents.

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Materials & Textures

A play of colours and materials… A mix of real and fake… Stretch leather… Gold leather… Artificial glints… Damask textures… Precious vinyl and plastics… Metallic, changing satin-look leather… Engraved, laser-cut leather on a backing… Opulent jewel-patterned prints… Baroque, futuristic motifs: 3D oriental patterns, revamped cashmere… Glittery embroidery… Baroque feathers… Rich trimmings… Glittering chains, buckles… Palmettes and Turkish carpet patterns

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