APLF Colour & Product Trends Fall Winter 2024/25

by Olivier Guillemin – [o,o] in collaboration with the Comite Francais de la Couleur

Autumn-Winter 2024/25 is a reflection of our desires in a turbulent, ever-changing world.
IMPULSE is the season’s generic theme with a positive desire to highlight innovation, creativity, spontaneity, fantasy, audacity… and even humor!
Colours and materials are inspired by eternal, natural elements like water, air, earth and fire in contrastwith the virtual and cosmic.

The 4 themes’ shades blend in surprising or regulated harmonies that combine together perfectly.

Structurally natural colours. Leather, earth and ash tones lightened up by clay yellow and chalky grege.

Timeless and exceptional materials.


Leathers with classic grains / Extra-mat skins / Box calf leathers / Corduroy suedes / Vegetable tanned leathers / Fine buffalo / Extra-dense velvety leathers / Pull-up leathers / Leathers with wood motifs / Leathers with embossed lizard motif / Shearlings / Sturdy canvas in oiled linen / Cashmeres / Classic woolens / Moiré silks with bark motifs.

Motifs & Accessories

Veined or foliage effects and bark textures / Roots and solarized prints / Embossed logos in discreet monograms / Recycled zamak metal accessories galvanized with Acroplating® / Wood, horn and bamboo accessories / Buttons and jewelry resembling marble and stone / Bits and equestrian-inspired accessories.


Loafers with horse-bit details

Shearling mules

Oxfords updated with flap detail

Pointy-toed, ultra-flat ballerinas

Trekking style city ankle boots

Minimal ankle boots with low comma heels 

Classic leather boots with ribbed knit legs

Western-inspired boots in pull-up leather

Riding boots

Mix of sock uppers + chic, open city shoes

Sneakers with minimal wave soles

Color-block sneakers in ultra-soft materials

Ultra flat shoes

Soles in leather and natural rubber


Quilted velvet flap bags

Origami leather shoulder bags

Giant totes in cotton and leather mesh

Small tube bags in pleated leather

Minimal, multi-pocketed totes

Small bucket bags with ties

Shearling hobos

Small duffle bags

Handbags in woven tubular leather

Rigid mini bags in exotic leather

City clutches

Overnight bags in nappa leather

Travel luggage in leather


Origami wallets and accessories

Lambskin leather gloves with horse-bit trim

Belts with horse-bit buckle

Socks like gaiters to wear over the shoe

Ribbed knit caps

Knitted fur scarfs

Reading glasses in tortoiseshell resin

The symbiosis and diversification of the living, a positive ecology for a calm range dominated by greens and blues.

Materials that enhance eco-responsibility.


Plunged lamb leathers / Biodegradable leathers / Suedes with snake and croco embossings / Second skin leathers / Ultra-smooth and soft leathers / Suedes with smooth peachskin hand / Stretch leathers and suedes / Braided leathers / Reduced impact tannings (using olive, coffee grain… waste) / Water-based PU / Viscose satins / Featherweight bamboo fabrics / Iridescent

tie-dyes / Double-faced jerseys and terrycloths / Colourful nettings and laces.


Feather motifs / Blurry wave prints, celestial impressions / Softer, diluted transparencies / Pearlized and iridescent metal accessories / Leather-sheathed accessories / Braided webbings, handles and straps / Buttons and jewelry in recycled resin.


Oxfords open on the sides

Modern, waterproof slip-ons

City shoes that resemble slippers

Crocheted mules

Woven slipper shoes

Ballerinas with bows

Evening sandals in pleated tulle

Suede ankle boots with wide heels

Pointy-toed ankle boots with tiny heels

Feminized rain boots

Ultra-flat boots with pointy toes

High boots with soles and heels in natural rubber

Knit thigh-high boots

Laced sneakers with mountaineering hook closures in pastel colors

Sneakers with loafer seaming


Pleated leather bags

Hobos with zipped flaps

Supple suede handbags

Foldable totes in leather and canvas

Giant denim shoulder bags with woven handles

Minimal bucket bags

Crocodile satchel bags

Fringed saddle bags

Envelop clutches with motifs

XL clutches in supple leather

Large fanny packs to wear across the body

Minimal, supple rucksacks

Travel bags in woven leather


Embossed telephone cases

Narrow belts in leather tubes

Fingerless knit gloves with monogram

Leather and fur mittens

Transparent colored resin sunglasses

Knit beanies with fur pompoms

Mohair scarfs


A radical range where basics are confronted by flamboyance, intense red and bold orange for a graphic mood.

Materials that invite us to imagine the future.


Mesh leathers / Heat-formed leathers / Mirrored calfskins / Patent, criss-crossed Saffiano grains / Leathers with

a wrinkled paper look / Oiled leathers / Exotic, patent leather skins / Bi-material and bi-colour double-faces / Rubbery hands /

Transparent plastics made from wood cellulose / Eco-responsible PVC and vinyl / Geometric quiltings / Recycled nylons / Techno

silkies / Printed, coated canvases.


Bauhaus-inspired geometric motifs / Macroscopic prints / Technical, interlaced webbings / Waterproof color-block accessories / Siliconed metal accessories / Micro-textured picots / Dog clasps with industrial and outdoor inspiration.


Maxi slip-ons to wear with thick socks

Rubber loafers

Pointed pumps with sculptural heels

High-heeled Mary-Janes with high, wide soles

High-heeled denim mules

Flat ankle boots with thick soles

Boots with multi-lacings

Pointed ankle boots with stiletto heels and very wide legs

Tie-dyed denim boots with “slouchy” legs

Multi-pocketed thigh-high boots

Sneaker boots

Sneakers with ultra-worked soles

Color-block sneakers

Square-toed sneakers


Hobo bags with multi-ties and lacings

Supple XXL totes with chains

Shoulder bags in ripped denim

Handbags made of thin leather tubes

Foldable city bags with chain handles

Mini baguette bags in smooth leather

Studded shoulder bags

Rigid shoulder bags with flame print

Hand-held round bags

Faded denim clutches with giant metal logos

Molded, connected resin hobos with integrated speakers

Supple denim XXL rucksacks with multiple pockets

Wheeled suitcases with integrated chargers and motor to move easily


Connected clutches

Multi-pocketed shoulder straps and belts

Fingerless studded leather gloves

Corset belts

XXL beanies in fine knit

Scarf like quilted down jackets

Futurist matrix sunglasses

The grating harmony of a parade of contrasts, cheerful, naive colours in two or three-tone colour-blocks.

A festive mix-and-match of materials and textures.


Stretch leathers / Chic, lacquered leathers and fabrics / Leathers with a stardust effect / Caviar leathers / Satiny leathers / Wrinkled patent leathers / Shot metallic leathers / Leather laces / Knitted leather laniers / Metallic eel leathers / Longhaired fake furs / Coloured, jeweled tweeds / Embroidered denims / Velvets with a moiré motif / Shot rhinestones knits.


Flocked glitter motifs / “Kitsch” floral prints / Sequins and glitter / Studs, rivets and ornamental decorations / Recreative decorations and motifs / Jewelry and accessories in beads, rhinestones and metal / Tone-on-tone metal accessories.


Mary-Janes with straps and very wide soles and heels

Oxfords with fluffy XXL laces

Second skin ankle boots in colored leather

Feathered ankle boots

Stretch thigh-high boots in lurex mesh with sequins or rhinestones

Iridescent metallized pumps with jewels

Sequined pumps

Evening mules with glitter and rhinestones

Sandals with jeweled flowers

Colorful snow boots

Flat shoes like couture slippers, in knit with lurex

Sneakers with extravagant soles

Sneakers with rhinestoned monograms

Sneakers with multi-amulets


Color-blocked, monogrammed flap bags

Rigid handbags with metal handles

Baguette bags in iridescent leather

Small supple, hand-held hobos

Satin bucket bags

Giant totes in colored fake fur

Matching handbags and shoes

Rhinestoned evening bags with round metal handle

Clutches with giant rhinestoned chains

Minaudieres in butterfly, heart or other shapes

Metallic bum bags

Backpacks in plush fabric

Colorful patent leather suitcases and travel bags


Telephone cases with rhinestones

Tights embroidered with pearls

Multi-amulets key chains

Beaded handbag chains

Silk square scarfs with kitsch prints

Vinyl baseball caps

Gloves embroidered with Swarovski crystals

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.


Follow Us On:

Contact us