Winter 20/21 tips about leather: contrast gets trendy

Le tendenze sui pellami a Lineapelle

Plain colour varnish, creased though. Pale shades matched with fluorescent sparkles. Satin metals. Winter 2020/21 is bound to be a season heavily marked by contrasts. Between flawless and imperfect, simplicity and contemporaneity. Starting from such aesthetic discrepancies, hides will benefit from an original balance. This is the mood outlined by the Fashion Committee and presented at Lineapelle97.

Light and glossiness

Shiny and super shiny colours. Glossy surfaces. Iridescence and glazing. Almost reflective shades, kind of pearl and silver. Light is very welcome in all its forms, if it is not direct though. Varnishes are soft and creased. Metals are less gleaming, with a “second-hand” effect. Bright decorations, such as fluorescent inserts and optical fibres.

Technical aspects

Research initiatives on leather technical aspects and performance standards keep going on. Simultaneously, another desire is rising: back to simplicity. Plissé, for instance, creates a few interferences on materials, while giving patterns and surfaces kind of vibration. Glossy nappas float lightly across thin, soft and puffed cambers. Cracquelé effects for goats and calves.

Back to neatness

Summer collections, presented during the latest international fashion weeks, showed the trend in advance. Back to neatness. Impeccable basic then. Grains you can make out, but cannot feel to the touch though. Vintage winks at sport/casual: bonded and stretch leather turn to techno basic, along with precious washed.


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