APLF Product 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

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.


Closed, sport style mules

Suede loafers with an espadrille soles

Tone-on-tone sneakers with multi-laces and wave soles

Minimal sneakers with block soles

Sock ankle boots with natural rubber soles

Sandals with pleated uppers

Wide-strapped sandals with notched rubber soles

Modern ballerinas in technical macrame and tightening cord with stopper

Espadrilles with ties to knot around the ankles

Straw mules


Handbags in summer tweed

Square bandoleer bags in braided leather

Wicker bucket bags with inside canvas pouch

Round bags in straw and leather

Minimal geometric bags

Leather pouches with rolled closures

Mini hobo bags with transparent handles

Wrist bags

XXL totes in thick canvas

Origami leather shopping bags

Giant hobo bags in supple nubuck with XXL handles

Straw baskets with wide leather handles

Backpacks in ultra-supple, lightweight leather


Multi-functional leather accessories 

Narrow belts with metal buckles

Matte, coloured, acetate sunglasses

Minimal bobs

Monogrammed summer scarves in cashmere and silk

Mother-of-pearl and mat metal jewellery and accessories


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


Precious or rustic materials that are authentic and high-quality.

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.


Masculine loafers with laser-perforated uppers


Retro sneakers

Open-back pumps

Calf hair clogs

Leather ankle boots with rubber soles

Supple, pleated leather flip-flops

Luxury Birkenstocks with saddle-stitching

Sandals with wide leather straps and low, square, brass heels

Sandals with woven platforms


Smooth and braided leather baguette bags

Handbags in woven leather

Reworked saddle bags in rounded versions

Rigid bags in crocheted raffia and leather

Hand-held, semi-rigid bucket bags

Satchels with side pockets

Small totes in macramé and leather

Round hobo bags with motifs

Supple leather shoulder bags with sport webbing handles

Big hobo bags with multiple pockets

Raffia baskets with colourful motifs

Fringed raffia tote bags

Wicker beach baskets with leather trim and braided, multicoloured cords

Backpacks with flap, pockets, ties


Removable shoulder straps, in a mix of leather and raffia

Embroidered, studded belts

Sunglasses with thick, colourful frames

Canvas caps with raw edges

Coloured straw hats

Crocheted bobs

Jewellery and accessories in natural stones


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.


Ballerinas with high uppers in macramé

Open-toed pumps with rhinestoned wide heels

Feathered mules

Super-minimal, coloured, moulded plastic loafers

Crocodile loafers with thick rubber soles

Neo-camouflage sneakers in energetic colour blocks

Silk moiré clogs

Sliders in moulded plastic

Woven sandals in pop colours

Rhinestoned Mary-Janes


Shoulder bags with pockets

Small, rounded handbags with folds and pleats

“Pillow” bandoleer bags

Quilted monogram flap bags

Neoprene baguette bags with motifs

Hand-held briefcases in colourful pop versions

“Lady-like” handbags in colored crocodile

Pouch bags in glitter fabric

Beaded, fringed pouches

Fun minaudières

Clutches with ruffled flaps

Straw baskets with leather details

Square, multi-pocketed XXS backpacks in crocodile


Small accessories in colourful leather patchwork

Belts with tone-on-tone buckles

Pop, energetic glasses

Sunglasses with colourful, monogrammed lenses 

Tie-dye caps

Bobs with pop monogrammed prints

Jewellery and accessories in transparent or coloured resine


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

Materials & textures

The unexpected association of innovative materials with spectacular finishes.

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.


Pumps with ultra-thin straps in daring, metallic tones

Satin pumps with deep V cuts

Glittery platform oxfords with square heels

T-strap loafers

Jewelled men’s shoes

Studded sneakers

Flat sliders with high-rise ties 

Sandals with curved, platform heels

Sandals with wide “comma” heels in a 70’s mood

High-heeled rhinestone mules


Top handle quilted cross-over bags

Small hobo bags in shot, metal mesh

Handbags with metal and rhinestone handles

Bucket bags with tie-dyed silk fringes

Pouch bags in crocheted raffia and beads

Metallic “mirror” evening clutches

Studded clutches

Rhinestoned minaudières in figurative shapes

Geometric, rigid tote bags in leather lace

Giant shopper bags with colourful motifs

Coloured straw bags with wave shapes

Basket bucket bags in gold straw

Giant hobo bags in glittery denim


Printed leather goods with mystical motifs

Rhinestoned or beaded sunglasses

Corset belts in leather lace

Mirrored or rhinestoned headbands


Caps embroidered in beads and precious stones

Body jewellery and ornamental accessories

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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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