LE CUIR A PARIS EXHIBITION is held twice a year and alongside with other European exhibitions, demonstrates major fashion trends of coming seasons on a high professional level. This year all the exhibitors displayed high quality products for big brands.
This sector is suffering from the crisis less than others. Initially, the exhibition presented garment sector but leather goods have also been incorporated recently.
The garment production being used by big brands is quite classical. This season, the majority of stands had high quality leathers with polished finishes and leather with imitative polished finishes depending on the A or B quality of leathers. As for the other items, the trend is practically the same as it was last year: natural finishing with grazy and waxy touches, waxes with slight darkening effect, light metallic effects, washing with rustic effect, super matt finishes with greasy touch, embossing with wax finishing and metallic effects.
This season, high gloss finishes were expected to be the fashion trend but, according to the trends of this fair, these expectations didn’t find any support. There were some shiny finishes but the most of them were still solvent patent.
The articles presented by big brends appeared to be even more classical: aniline or semi-aniline finishes with uniform colours and good rub resistance. Regarding the rest, many different things were notable, namely:
· Matt finished leathers that look like naked
· Wax finishes with very light effects and semi-gloss tops
· Metallic finishes with light effects
· Finish embossing with fantasy design
Some experiments with transfer paper were demonstrated but less that in garment sector. Regarding brightness, it should be mentioned that all the exposed articles were solvent patent leathers.