Glitter, layers, iridescence, prints, pearls and mirrors. Summer 2019 is bound to be marked out by search for light, sparkle and fantasy. Such are the guidelines drawn by exhibitors, who presented their trend prompts at Lineapelle94. Iridescent and glittering finishings, also applied to reptile, silkscreen, laminated and opalescent leather, with bright colours, not too vibrant though. Shades hang on combinations and contrasts, including pale and soft nuances. Much demand for digital prints, which enable the customization of leather through specific logotypes and patterns specifically requested by clients. “We strove to meet the market remarkable demand for sneakers – says Marta Lupi, at BCN stand – by suggesting soft leather, with versatile tints, on which we may subsequently apply plotter, laser, applications and metal glitter”. Patent leather is back indeed, with peculiar processing though: crackle, stained, milled grain and printed. In addition to such “special effects”, which provide surfaces with kind of motion, exhibitors also tried to create natural effects by making padded and creased leather, thus conveying a sense of depth.