APLF Colour & Material Trends Spring-Summer 2024

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

The seasons continue on without resembling each other, but duality still remains the key theme for summer 2024. 
A duality in contrasts that expresses all the paradoxes of our era… in colours, materials… and style!

A natural, carnal range with soothing, luminous harmonies…

Eco-responsible, techno-sensual materials.

Materials & textures

Washed lambskin / Metal-free tanned leather / Saffiano and geometric grains / Leather with flocked motifs / Nubuck “corduroy” / Leather with shape memory / Stretch nubuck / Iridescent lambskin / Pleated leather / Smooth, puffy patent leather / Geometric leather mesh / Lizard skin / Sport netting / Summer quilting / Jersey / Recycled ripstop nylon / Spinnaker nylon / Recycled cashmere / Heat-sensitive, heat-changing materials.


Reworked classic prints / Blurry floral motifs / Nubuck and leather-covered buckles / Siliconed cord stoppers and snaps / Stretch ribbed edges / Organic cotton ribbons / Waterproof zippers / Technical webbings.

A range of earthy colours from elsewhere. A desire to mix warm colours in a gypsy, vintage, globetrotter mood.

Precious or rustic materials but always authentic and high-quality.

Materials & textures

Natural-grained leather / Vegetable-tanned leather / Thick, matte, cow leather / Plant-based materials made to look like leather: cactus, grape, mushroom / Water-based PU / Embossed honeycomb leather / Leather macramé / Rough suede / Fish skin / Patchwork denim / Recycled, beeswaxed cotton / Wood and cellulose fabrics / Natural jute / Linen canvas / Cork / Wicker straw / Seaweed straw / Bamboo / Multi-material weavings and braidings.


Kaleidoscope motifs / Bohemian prints / Ethnic braids / Nature-inspired prints  / Wood and brushed metal accessories / Lacings and fringes / Linen webbing / Sequins.

A bouquet of lively emotions. Intoxicating floral tones… always fresh and surprising.

Seductive materials that play up the paradox of an artificial nature.


Super-smooth, shiny leather / Leather with embossed monograms / Glittery nubuck / Leather with a rubbery hand / Glazed leather / Heat-formed nappa / Ostrich skin /  / Multicoloured python and watersnake / Recycled, braided plastic lanier / Terrycloth / Puffy neoprene / Printed, coated canvas / Double-face mesh / Pleated vinyl / Quilted satin / Colourful, synthetic macramé / Coloured rattan / Summer knit.


Graphic and geometric motifs / Pop prints / Colourful cords / Oversized pipings / XXL chains in organic, colourful resin / Barbie Girl rhinestones / Fake fur braids / Tone-on-tone painted metallics.

The surprise of a festive, contrasted range that exalts baroque & the future!

The unexpected association of innovative materials with spectacular finishes.

Materials & textures

Second-skin stretch leathers / Box calf / Leather with caviar and shagreen grains / Net and lace suede / Holographic leather / Flocked leather / Cracked patent leather / Crocodile skins or embossings / Carbon fabric / Rhinestones, glitters and sequins / Dévoré velvet / Nylon moiré / Meshes with motifs / Denim with bleached monograms / Feathers / Fabrics and leathers with integrated stardust LEDs / Quilted motifs / Lacquered raffia / Organic pleating.


Connected components / Strange, mystical motifs / Supernatural prints / Retro-reflective transfer prints / Baroque metal hardware with motifs / Glittery cords and laniers / Heat-sensitive bias / LED accessories.

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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