APLF Colour & Material Trends Fall-Winter 2023/24

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

A season full of contrasts and opposites that harmonise in style and materials. The paradoxes of our era are expressed in fashion and in our lifestyles. A creative and optimistic response to the issues that concern our daily lives and our planet.


Contrast variations of blues, greens and browns. Colours inspired by an intense, reworked nature.


Leather with natural grains / Double-faced leather / Split leather / Naturally tanned leather / Flocked leather / Coated suede / Smooth patent / Pull-up leather / “Bubble” sheepskin / Double-faced shearling / Fake, plant-based leather: Piñatex, palm leaves, grapes, fungus  / Fishskin with natural finishes / Ripstop in recycled polyester / Corduroy / Patchwork denim / Quilted wool / Waxed cotton / Natural rubber


Abstract vegetation / Reworked tartan prints / Tech accessories and buckles, outdoor inspiration / Cords and webbing, climbing / hiking inspiration / Buttons in recycled resin / Waterproof zippers.


High-heeled leather and knit loafers

Braided clogs with wood soles and high heels

Flat, thigh-high gladiator-style Mary-Janes

Knee-high trainers

Thick-soled puffy sneakers

Ankle boots with thick wood soles

Logger boots with cleated, soccer-style soles

Wellies rain boots

Fringed moon boots

Pointed, high-heeled pumps with straps


Saddle-stitched hobo bags

Stiff leather bucket bags with an embossed motifs

Handbags with double handles

Multi-pocketed, colour-block handbags

Studded baguette bags

XXL leather pouches with puffy quilting

Leather backpacks with hiking-inspired accessories

Saddle bags in satiny, recycled nylon

Reversible shearling tote bags

Cork luggage line


“Connected” cork clutches

Belts with dog clasps for attaching multiple pouches

Sunglasses with rainbow-tinted lenses

Coloured rope straps and jewelry trims, giant metal closures

Caps and hats in denim and leather

Quilted leather gloves


A blank page for imagining this new season. A range in a Scandinavian mood revolving around white and bleached tones contrasted with sober darks.


Leather with classic grains / Calf suede / Saffiano-grained calfskin / Woven leather / Box calf / Foam-backed leather / Grained patent / Caviar-grained calfskin / Leather embossed allover with logos / Shiny lizard skin / Rabbit leather / Metallic coatings with frosted effect / Mink fur / Mat, quilted nylon / Cashmere / 3D mesh / Flannel and tweed / Waterproof technical fabrics.


Discreet, classic motifs, herringbones, tweeds / Marble-effect prints / Mat metal accessories / Transparent buckles / Metal hardware covered in leather & fabrics.


Mules with clean-lined uppers and suedine microfiber soles

Pointed oxfords with contrast top-stitchings

Wide sneakers with chunky soles

Stretch, high-top sneakers

Ankle boots with elasticized sides, notched soles and high rubber heels

High mesh boots with ultra-flat heels

Leather and felt riding boots

Thigh-high boots in stretch suede with thick soles

Rubber and fur snow boots

Minimal winter sandals

Trekking boots with integrated knit socks


Origami handbags

Hand-held mini flap bags

Minimal, large baguette bags

Oval shoulder bags

Miniature, ultra-chic duffel bags

Quilted, woven, flapped bags

Small leather-covered, hand-held briefcases

Pleated evening clutches in supple leather

Small backpacks with flaps

Giant tote bags in chunky knit


Ultra-minimal clutches in braided leather

City skiing-style sunglasses

Caps and bobs in felt or leather

Knit and leather fingerless gloves

Alpaca beanies with fur pompoms

Mineral-style chains for telephone or eyeglass straps


Soft harmonies in subtle, radiant half-tones that evoke a certain nostalgia. Colours that offer a change of pace to update a sport mood.


Washed lambskin / Super-soft nubuck / Grained leather / Perforated leather / Leather with rubber finish / Stretch nubuck / Leather with geometric grains / Pleated leather / Satiny, pearlized, iridescent leather / Eco-responsible, recycled leather / Ostrich leather / Fox fur / Mesh nettings with cane-work inspiration / Coated, pleated fabrics / Bulky handknits / Organic, quilted nylon / Double-sided terrycloth


Waves and other organic motifs / Tone-on-tone mandala motifs / Bio resin accessories with a terrazzo look / Satiny metallics / Chains in organic resins / Soft, mat straps, webbings and braids


Mules with platform soles

High-rise loafers with thick rubber soles

Sporty Mary-Janes with Cuban heels


Satin sneakers with elastic laces

Mesh sneakers with thick, supple soles

Chelsea & Australian boots

Pointed ankle boots with curved thin heels

Pleated high-rise boots


Suede and leather bucket bags

Handbags with knotted handles

Large vintage-style handbags

Fur pouches with kiss-locks

Triangular-shaped belt bags

Leather backpacks with giant, satiny webbing

Minaudière bags with tone-on-tone chains

Shopping totes in tie-dyed leather

Luxury leather bolster bag with integrated compartments for shoes, yoga mat…

Giant-braided leather travel bags


Luxury stationery in leather

Shoulder straps in coloured beads

Belts with giant buckles

Shearling mittens

Fantasy-shaped sunglasses with coloured glass

Flower-shaped umbrellas


Exuberant garden colours, a precious, electrifying range with artificial perfumes. A sophistication to experience the everyday alongside exceptional moments.


Shiny, ultra-smooth leather / Quilted calfskin / Leather with shot, metallic coatings / Net and lace nubuck / Lacquered leather / Leather embossed with motifs and logos / Wrinkled patent leather / Ripped, cracked leather / Leather patchwork / Latex and vinyl / Water-based PU / Crocodile and python skins / Shiny water snake / Fake astrakhan fur / Printed wool / Multicoloured jacquard weaves / Quilted satin / Shot nylon / Silk velvet / Rhinestoned netting and mesh


Pixelized, exotic floral print / Flashy, allover logo motifs / High-gloss metal findings and buckles / Painted, contrast edges / Rhinestoned patches, studs and tassels / Eco-responsible sequins


Studded or “pierced” oxfords

Platform Mary-Janes with ultra-high heels

Painted sneakers

Sneakers with extra-wide, high soles

Rhinestoned ankle boots with ultra-thin, high heels

Ankle boots with extra-wide uppers and stiletto heels

Futurist, thigh-high biker boots

Second skin, lace-up thigh-high boots with motifs

High-heeled sandals with feathered straps going up the legs

Metallic, strapped pumps with block heels


Supple hobos in metallic leather

Baguette bags in box calf

Fringed handsbags

Shoulder bag with giant chains

Hand-held “box” bags with multiple studs in different sizes

Tiny, rhinestone-covered minaudières

Precious mini backpacks worn crossbody

XL shopping totes in mesh and lacings

Quilted nylon backpacks with integrated hood

Shiny color-changing hardcase trolleys


Glam clutches with integrated phone chargers

Rhinestone covered gloves

Jewelled sunglasses

Corset belts

Decorative harnesses for bust, legs, arms

Statement jewelry

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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