APLF Colour & Material Trends Spring / Summer 2025

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


In a tormented, uncertain world, the spring-summer 2025 season

invites us, once again, to focus on positive impulses.

These contrast impulses bring together and create an equilibrium between classicism

& audaciousness, sport & poetry, sensuality & exuberance and past & future.

The season also expresses the mutation of our systems for production and

consumption plus takes a new look at the relationship between man and nature.

Denim-inspired leathers / Expressive, colour-blocked leathers / Suedes / Smooth, shiny leathers / Metallized,
colourful leathers and fabrics / Caviar and saffiano grain leathers / Lizard skins / Smooth and wrinkled vinyls /
Classic denims / Ribbed jerseys / Colourful, Chanel-inspired tweeds / Coloured raffias.

Motifs & Accessories
Rythmic prints / Games of stripes / XXL tartans and checks / Daniel Buren inspiration / New, expressive
vintage motifs / Leather-covered trimmings / Fine, discreet metal accessories.

Vegetable-tanned leathers / Brush-off leathers / Nubucks / Leathers with classic grains / Biodegradable
leathers / Coloured watersnakes / Shot, metallic reflections / Braided leathers and straws / Denim with burnout motifs / Coated canvases / Cork / Natural straw.

Motifs & Accessories
Embroidered flowers / Colourful animal prints / Forest motifs (barks, leaves, branches) / Recycled metal
hardware / Bamboo and wood accessories.

Sporty souple lambskins / Stretch nubucks and leathers / Rubbery leathers / Double-face leathers / Ostrich
leathers / Quilted leathers / Iridescent materials / Water-based PU / 3D meshes / Rubbery silicones / Mossy
jerseys / Recycled nylons and rip-stops / Linens.

Motifs & Accessories
Reflective motifs / Allover monograms / Silicone and rubber prints / Waterproof accessories / Thick webbings,
thick rope, thick lacing / Translucent and mat accessories / Tone-on-tone metal hardware.

Box calfs / Braided leathers / Nubuck laces / Metallic leathers / Patent leathers / Suedes with metallic
flashes / Python and crocodile embossings / Latex / Satins / Feathers / Rhinestone meshes / Macramed
leathers or cottons / Pleated leathers and silks / Lacquered straws.

Motifs & Accessories
Moiré motifs / Delicate tie-dyes / Leopard / Silk fringes / Bio-based sequins / Accessories in tortoiseshell /
resins / Metallic rhinestones and beads.

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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