markets
markets

Trend Report: Lineapelle Leather Show

The Italy-based show exhibited subdued colors and toned-down metallics.

By
markets/news
View Slideshow

Leather houses exhibiting earlier this month at the Lineapelle show in Bologna, Italy, were not about to let the somber economic mood stifle creativity for next fall. However, they did turn the color wheel to a more subdued range with earthy shades and rainbow tones. Velvety suedes and luxurious exotics added texture to the color story. And while interest in shine waned a bit this season, metallics remained in demand, though also in toned-down silvers and bronzes. In a nod to the environment, vendors also emphasized their use of non-chemical, natural dyeing techniques, as well as their increased use of recycling in the production process. Here, Footwear News takes a look at the color and material contenders for next fall.



Earthly Wonders

Mother Nature provides inspiration for a palette of deep reds, earthy browns and leafy greens. These neo-neutrals take on surface interest in velvety suedes and printed effects.



Animal Tracks

Snakes, crocodiles and iguanas slithered across the color spectrum in camouflage tans and forest greens, as well as eye-catching lavenders and limes.

View Slideshow
Page: 
  • 1
  • 2
Next »
VIEW ARTICLE IN ONE PAGE
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

LatestPublications
getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false