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Leather Accessories Material and Color Trends F/W 2016-17

Courtesy of APLF Ltd

The organizers of world wide shows for the leather garment, footwear and accessories trade have released their Colour & Material Trends by Olivier Guillemin in collaboration with the Comite Francais de la Couleur. The theme for the APLF Ltd F/W 2016-17 season’s report is “Hybrid Fashion.”

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 features contrasting dualities, harmonious or discordant opposites, teaming up sport and elegance, rustic and poetic looks, past reminiscences and futurist inspirations, rock and romanticism. Colours come in light/dark, natural/artificial, hot/cold duets and other, more unlikely, woody/flesh-toned or raw/precious dualities.

Hybrids & Mixes in Colour, Materials & Styles

#APLF leather #trends on #WeConnectFashion, FW 16/17 mood: Urban Hybrids.

colours

a duality of greys and blues in light and shade. The colours of the sky, thunderstorms and clouds. Mineral neutrality refreshed with icy white and a modern silvery streak.

style & spirit

play on contrasts between comfort and formal elegance, technical performance and subtle refinement. A classical, modern, minimalist, almost androgynous city style… or a more casual, bundled up, wintery look.

materials & textures

beautiful, functional, comfortable materials

materials

ultra smooth leather / bleached leather/ Glazed, frosted, powdered leather / calf suede / reversible fabrics and leathers/ long hair furs / Wild or rough furs / sheepskin / Quilting and embossing / felt and flannel / cotton fleece, neoprene and double jersey / Waxed twills and nylon / supple transparent or iridescent plastic / reflective nylon / heavy woollens, loden fabric, camelhair / light metallic and pearly finishes / Grip tight cloth

motifs & accessories

micro and macro hand-drawn graphics / fragmented geometrical motifs / marbled and landscape patterns / brushed silver, chrome-plated and gunmetal buckles and trims /studs and flat rivets / horn buttons / ribbed edging / reflective or clear plastic bias binding, ribbons and trims / Plexiglas heels and platforms / Welded or waterproof rubberised zips

#APLF leather #trends on #WeConnectFashion, FW 16/17: Urban Hybrids materials. leather-accessories-material-and-color-trends-f-w-2016-17-_spacerx40hleather-accessories-material-and-color-trends-f-w-2016-17-_spacerx40h #APLF leather #trends on #WeConnectFashion, FW 16/17 mood: Natural Hybrids.

colours

a natural, harmonious contrast between botanical tones intense, woody or faded greens and cosmetic, flesh colours, set off by deep purple

style & spirit

sporty plus the bohemian spirit for everyday wear. A style with vintage inspirations and mixed ethnic, gypsy or oriental reminiscences.

materials & textures

hybrid materials teaming up nature and technology

materials

vegetal leather / Washed leather / chamois / nappa / colour-changing and two-tone leathers / satiny and metallic leather/ scraped and nubuck finishes / natural snakeskin / rubber and gum coatings / technical lace / dyed tweeds / sporty knits, mesh overlays

motifs & accessories

coloured floral camouflage / ornamental designs: folk and oriental jacquard inspirations / botanical motifs: bark, old fashioned flowers and plant collections / embroidery over printed motifs / Printed weaves and embroidery / natural precious wood / chains and charms / country style engraved metal clasps, buckles and bag corners / Plaiting / leather and fur fringes

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colours

a range combining leather tones and dusky browns with ardent reds, pinks and deep orange lit up with gold.

style & spirit

a mix of riches and poverty, glamour and authenticity, in a raw, sensual style. skilled craftsmanship serving a new, uninhibited, contemporary luxury style.

materials & textures

hybrid materials teaming up nature and technology

materials

sumptuous materials, at once raw and sophisticated, rough, irregular leathers / box and lacquered leather / patent saffiano textured leather / grained leather / Printed pony / mink and shaved furs / ostrich and lizard skin / gold leather / burnt-out, charred leather / suede lace / Plaited and woven leather and fur / changing metallic looks / transparent lace / brocade, panne and short-pile velvet, smocked velvet / lurex fabrics / contrasting matt and gloss finishings

motifs & accessories

oriental metallic motifs / antique embossing and engraving / opulent embroidery / sequins / accessories with sheathed or velvet covered trims / gilt and bronzed metal buckles and trims / big velvet flowers / crystals and cabochons

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colours

a range teaming mysterious, intense, nocturnal shades with artificial poetic tones of grey, pink or mauve. textures and reflections adda blackish sheen.

style & spirit

poetic inspirations mixed with rock, post-punk or gothic influences. an assertive, nonchalant, nonconformist style for day or evening wear.

materials & textures

clash of noble and artificial materials

materials

handsome, heavy leathers / waxed, patinated, brushed leather / very supple patent leather / leather with fancy finishes / soft suede nappa / leather net and mesh / shaggy furs / creative, printed, phosphorescent, glittery fake furs / Vinyl and latex / clear plastic / lace on plastic or net / chain mail / flexible metal fabrics

motifs & accessories

optical checks / liberty prints / patches and partly effaced motifs / flocked prints / corsetry trims / big rivets and buckles / multi straps and belts / clear and opaque plastic and resin / motifs with tiny studs, beads, heat-set rhinestones / huge plexiglas studs / sharks tooth trinkets for zip pullers / outsized and studded fringes

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