APLF Product 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.


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


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


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


Rain shoes with high, colour-blocked soles

Thick-soled ankle boots in molded bioplastic

Astronaut-style boots

Duck boots

Sneakers with straps

Transparent sneakers

Boots with notched soles

Boots with sneaker soles

Sandals with 70’s heels worn with rhinestone-trimmed socks

Thigh-high boots with square heels


Moon-shaped bags

Quilted baguette bags

Triangular handbags

Nylon saddle bags

Supple hobo bags with a sport style

Quilted tote bags

Square backpacks

Rigid envelope clutches

XL drawstring pouches

Graphic minaudieres


Bracelet bags

Quilted scarves

Resin jewelry

Sport sunglasses with technical straps

Caps with integrated neck cover


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


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


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


Australian boots with rope ties 

Ankle boots with wide, elasticized uppers and high heels

Urban snow boots

Slip-ons in a thick knit

Sandals with shearling straps

Leather clogs

High-top sneakers in vegetable-tanned leather

Velvet-covered sneakers

3D knit sneakers

Ultra-thigh-high stretch suede boots


Saddle bags in upholstery fabric

Shearling handbags

Leather bum bag to carry as crossover bag

Baguette bags in exotic leather with braided handles

Shoulder bags with rope straps

Braided totes

Shearling knapsacks

Rigid suitcases in fake fur

Belt bags with multiple mini-bags

Chic clutches in multicoloured knits


Leather flask with multiple attachments

Shearling mittens

Knitted earmuffs

Tortoiseshell sunglasses

Leather-covered jewelry and accessories


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.


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


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


Ankle boots with small square heels

Suede ankle boots with stiletto heels

Quilted winter mules

Braided loafers

Fur-lined open loafers

Riding boots

Minimal boots with high, slim heels

Canvas and leather sneakers

Minimal sneakers with sport-style buckles

Winter pumps with hourglass heels


Flapped bandoleer bags with engraved metal closures

Handbags closed with horizontal straps

Hand-held bags in wool and leather

Minimalist bucket bags

Hat-box-style bags

Saddle bags in pony fur

Scarf bags worn on the shoulder

Totes in vegetable-tanned leather with resin chain handles

Chic weekend bags

Mini bags with top handles


Leather-covered cases for digital accessories 

Fingerless leather gloves with wristband 

Leather baseball caps

Fur beanies and scarves

Lock jewelry


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


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


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


Sock-boots in flashy colours

Ankle boots covered in rhinestones

Molded ankle boots with coloured soles

High-heeled boots with square toes

Patent leather loafers with ornaments

High-heeled sneakers 

Sneakers with wave-shaped soles

Multi-coloured, multi-material sneakers

Pointed hip boots with stiletto heels

Pumps with cowboy boot inspiration


Small patent leather, quilted, flapped bags 

Crossover bags with giant metal closures

Vanity case-inspired bags

Handbags with ornaments

Rigid hobos with pins and patches

Bucket bags with multiple cord straps

Tote bags with motifs

Travel bags and valises in quilted leather

Knit evening clutches with psychedelic motifs

Rhinestone-trimmed minaudieres


Mini bags worn as necklaces or belts

Ultra-decorated, colourful bag handles, shoulder straps and wrist straps

XXL ski sunglasses

Gloves, beanies, scarves and socks with rhinestones

Colourful fur mittens

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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