APLF Colour & Material Trends Fall-Winter 2022/23

by Olivier Guillemin [o,o] in collaboration with the Comité Français de la Couleur.

 

 

Winter 2022/23, that of the world after, intensifies with its surprises and energetic humanistic or eco-responsible projects. By freeing ourselves from our current fears and anguishes, collectives, co-constructions and partnerships stimulate strength as well as creative freedom. In a synergy between the intelligence of nature and human intelligence, colours glorify innovative ideas and celebrate styles that defy the seasons. Materials amplify the ecstatic and the extraordinary, sometimes bordering on madness, in a dichotomy between technology and craftsmanship, rough minerals and a research for tactile, sensual effects.

COLOURS

A range with extra-earthy origins that evoke a poetic future of bio-pastels and subtle, celestial neutrals that undergo special effects and clinical reflections

MATERIALS

Games of textures, hands and transparencies

Dipped lambskin / Chamois skin / Vegetable-tanned kid with a second skin effect / Matte, smooth leather / Fluid, drapy skins / Quilted leather / Pleated, supple leather / Papery leather / Natural python / Woven fur and feathers / Vinyl and patent leather / Quilted, ultra-shiny, fine nylon / Mesh and heat-formed neoprene / Jacquard fabric with woven, figurative tone-on-tone motifs / Transparent acrylic / Organza and pleated Lurex / Evanescent feathers / Wiry fishnets

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Astral and lunar motifs / Abstract digital prints / Tone-on-tone figurative allovers / Graded colours / Accessories in transparent resins with stone and marble inlays / Leather-covered metal pieces / Industrial-inspired jewellery / Crystalline sequins / Silicone braids / Matte cabochons

COLOURS

A range enhanced by greenish and blueish tones. Colours inspired by an enchanted, extravagant nature.

MATERIALS

Tactile, organic, biodegradable, enveloping, eco-responsible materials. Veined leather / Split leather / Vegetable-tanned leather / Eco-tan recyclable leather / Mushroom, pineapple, vegetable-leaf leathers / Leather embossed with knit or ribbed textures / Water-based PU / Water snake skin / Fish skin / Shearling / Astrakhan-style fake fur / Recycled fabrics / Corduroy / Patchwork denim / Felted wool / Waxed down-jacket quilting / Brushed loden

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Graphic vegetation prints / Arty and abstract motifs / Brushed, oversized gold metal pieces / Hiking style buckles / Jewellery with plant inserts / Ornamental studs and stones / Fringes and braids / Webbings, lacings and drawstrings / Sportswear cord stoppers

COLOURS

Peaceful, half-toned harmonies where fantasy neutrals amplify sensations by becoming more tangible. Basic and mineral tones take on colour to impose a subtle, natural mood.

MATERIALS

Classic, elegant materials that evoke comfort.

Natural-grained leather / Ultra-smooth leather / Caviar or saffiano textured skins / Box calf leather / Silky suede / Lizard skin / Shagreen leather / Mink fur / Woven, tweeded, tartan woolens / Double-face leather and wool / Breathable knit / Cashmere / Printed slicker canvas / Cotton and silk velvet / Recycled nylon / Printed Woolens

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Scarf motifs / Classic checked, tartan and tweed prints or wovens / Allover printed logo / Discreet, ornamental buckles / Equestrian accessories and riding bits / Embossed, debossed and leather-covered logos / Leather and metal jewellery / Leather pompoms / Jewelled locks / Chain bracelets

COLOURS

A flamboyant, radical, contrasted palette that teleports us into a festive, optimistic, dreamy world between the real and the virtual.

MATERIALS

Fun & Tech

Smooth, shiny leather / Double-faced leather / Very smooth calf suede / Puffy, mellow cowhide / Suede with oiled, shot colour effect / 3D moulded leather / Lacey patent leather / Skin with a rubbery hand / Patent crocodile / Coloured python skin / Long-haired fake fur / Transparent PVC / Stretch vinyl / Super-shiny, quilted nylon / Double-faced terrycloth and mesh / Iridescent satin

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Figurative 3D rubber prints / Geometric and pop motifs / Ultra-colourful vegetation and botanical prints / Tone-on-tone lacquered metals / Giant buckles in resin and enamel / Sporty or Lurex-trimmed ribbed edges and webbing straps / Rainbow-coloured webbings / Diamond and pearl studs, fringes, chains, ornaments / Patches and crests / Oversized beads and pearls / XL zipper

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.

 

We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.

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