Fashion News



This season (Summer 21) there is a strong focus that underlines the importance of fine grains and small prints.

  • The trend is towards glossy surfaces (also on nappa).
  • Softness is always essential, regardless of thickness.
  • The two main areas are clean basics on one hand, and natural looks (also taken to extremes) on the other.
  • For 'basic' leathers, the surfaces are either enriched with light, brush-off and reactive glazes, or left natural to enhance the quality of the raw material.
  • Summer blacks are very popular, for both vegetable and non-vegetable tanning.
  • Tanneries presented leathers in colours that showed the material to best effect.
  • Printed leathers with delicate floral designs, on light or dark bases. At times romantic, at times tropical with bright and vibrant colours.
  • Leathers printed with coloured ethnic designs, geometric - animalier, sometimes with “funny” details inspired by drawings from comic books or the language of emoticons.
  • Powerfully expressive aspects; freehand interventions in paintings and drawings.
  • Colours follow a thousand directions, but in general there is an interest in bright pastels, especially in for the younger segments of the market.
  • Extremely rich developments in laser processes, with designs made both on the surface and cut deeply. We also saw checker-board effects on leather made by laser then embroidered with leather threads.
  • Highly technological materials treated with super-reflective, iridescent films that change their appearance according to your perspective.
  • We also saw heat-sealed matelassé, overprinted with summer patterns and colours. 
  • A range of shades with tie-dye and dye-defect effects. 
  • Many leathers with washed-out and crumpled effects. 
  • Split leather, printed, sanded and suede-effect 
  • Cut-out (carved) leathers, overprinted, with a slightly velvety 3D effect.
  • Laminates and glitter continues to be interesting for the summer. 
  • Reptile and crocodile coloured and printed, but basic in appearance. Playing with colour.
  • Precious materials tend towards classic looks which highlight the quality of the material, finishes that cover are to be avoided.
  • Pleated snakeskin, exploring three-dimensionality with some of the effects on the surface.



  • Natural fabrics, linens and cottons dyed with natural colours, slightly faded, slightly worn.
  • Fil coupé
  • Natural or nylon raffia, multicolour striped raffia, jacquard raffia, also overprinted.
  • Wicker, straw nets, technical nets overlaid on nets with contrasting colour. Nets overlaid on printed fabrics or denim. Nets in thickened cotton. Cotton nets with rubberising or overprinting.
  • Surfaces are textured, three-dimensional, small jacquards, embossing with micro-geometries, rubberised micro-prints, seersuckers.
  • Mats and weaves, weaves of natural fibres in multiple colours but also in solid colours with different thickness.
  • Weaves of coloured wick yarns, also neon, on natural bases.
  • Neon marks, brush strokes and splashes, on natural bases that are light coloured, even white.
  • Lightness on nylons, especially with papery handle, also on transparencies.
  • Resins and glossy or opaque coatings on natural bases.
  • Surface with touches of rubberising.
  • Variations of animal prints: reflective animalier prints on opaque stretch bases; animalier jacquards with threads that create embossing on natural bases; embossed animalier prints on transparent PU; scales marked with gold.
  • Floral and tropical, large, on black bases, filtered by fine black or white nets, quilted and lightly padded.
  • Salt and pepper not only black/white, but also neon/white
  • Handmade decorations.



  • XL chains in resin and metal, groumette, forzatina and marinara chains. Dégradé glazing marble-effect chains with fluorescent touches. 80s inspired pendants made with metal chains in different sizes and types.
  • Knotted and braided shoulder straps, made with leather and technical cords
  • Natural resins, turtle shell, amber
  • Details wrapped in leather: heels in two-material leather+galvanics; handles for bags in leather+resin; hooks and chain links.
  • Jacquard laces with logos, with tips dipped in rubber, also printed. Black or white micro-nets on coloured laces.
  • Ribbons woven with waxed cotton threads, linen, leather strips. Tapes with broken-up fringes,
  • yellow gold, satin or polished finish.
  • Glazed and printed metals, monochromes are glossy and opaque, or printed with figurative designs
  • LEDs in the details that light up
  • Complex finishings, studs on weaves, overprints on all-over mirrors, hand drawings decorated with feathers and rhinestones, studs applied on quilted bases.
  • Multicolour feathers
  • Transparent plexiglass with metal inclusions. Could be chains or letters, but also woods, shells, or mosaics
  • Zips: focus on different ribbons, in transparent neon nylon, jacquards patterned or elastic.
  • The volumes of soles seen at the fair confirm the trend for a refined return to normality. Exaggeratedly impossible volumes are making way for bottoms that have smaller dimensions but with a highly refined design. 
  • Multi-coloured soles are transformed into products that are sometimes single-colour but with attractive and above all very light and smooth lines, factors that are essential for the design of new sports shoes and much more.