Trends

Footwear Accessories Trends F/W 2009 -10

Courtesy of Messe Dusseldorf North America Mdna

Trade Show Trend Report Men’s Women’s: On view is a preview of Fall / Winter 2009-10 footwear trends that will be seen at the upcoming GDS International Event for Shoes and Accessories which runs concurrent with the Global Shoes sourcing trade show. Obsession, Balance, and Collected: a display of three trend boards featuring color palettes and brief synopsis for the footwear and accessories trade. For show dates and event information, or to register, see: {::event fido=”INFSG0000010” /}.

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OBSESSION

Purist, straightforward and minimalist, the design is strict to hyper feminine. Dark, shaded black-type tones -preferably combined with pure black - make for a commercially safe theme. They produce a strong effect on many materials be they dull, smooth, shiny, soft, rugged or textured. The favourites in this theme are blood red and reddish violets.

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BALANCE

Banking on neutral and natural nuances, Balance is predestined for prime labels: these are the soft colours that perfectly set off that first-class finish and look fantastic with high-quality materials. Key here are soft nappa and suede leathers, fine animal skins, furs and knits. The Balance style is either very sophisticated or really rustic.

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COLLECTED

Collected makes for a colourful picture featuring clear complementary contrasts and powerful patterns. The look is opulent and young. Drawing on unlimited resources are tartans, Canadian lumberjack checks, glenchecks and kitchen patterns … all types of checks are also part of the game. Inspiration is furthermore provided by artsy collages, classic Nordics, Eastern folklore, Oriental rugs and camouflage ideas, to name but a few of the sources…