This week, international leather trade show Lineapelle opened the doors to its Spring/Summer 2017 edition with some exciting new exhibitors, innovative product lines and the Craft of Leather Project, an exciting initiative to encourage the next generation of leather goods designers. In the trend forums, a Back to the Future theme merged retro looks with futuristic, high-tech with tribal and fused digital world aesthetics with a dimension of handcrafted artisanship.
Here, our readers can discover a sneak peek at some of Trendstop’s top picks from Lineapelle Spring/Summer 2017 – keep an eye out for our full Lineapelle trade show report, coming soon to the Trendstop.com site.
Metallics take on a sophisticated tone in luminous pearly silver, pewter and bronze. Muted glitter finishes add a sprinkle of stardust to furs and fabrics, as cratered surfaces resemble lunar rock on leather textures.
Technical fabrics are re-imagined for spring, as skins receive a spongy new handle. Latticework leathers are layered over foamy backers, with thick squashy hides perforated and treated to resemble neoprene.
Men at Work
This season, utilitarian themes evolve with a focus on premium leathers with denim washes, as well as blue cotton backers, jeanswear-inspired patchwork and workwear motifs.