Lineapelle New York, a two-day event, is home to some of the most exclusive international leather, textile and synthetics producers for handbags, leather goods, shoes and upholstery. The cutting-edge and high quality exhibitors make it a must-see for designers, product developers and merchandisers.
Accessories Magazine stopped by to check out some of the newest trends happening for S/S 18! Due to intense security, photos (and swatches) were hard to get, so we took notes and were able to work with some exhibitors.
The general mood of the show was uplifting, inspiring and lively. Lineapelle is the go-to trade event where trends are established. With major attention to style, the new trends are developed by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee. For Summer 2018 the focus is on the theme of light – demonstrated through innovation, shine and iridescent finishes.
TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2018
1. HIGH SHINE & METALLIC LEATHERS
High shine / Soft hand leathers / Silver, Rose Gold, Gold / Embossed metallic imprints / Iridescent finishes
Perforated leathers / Quilted leathers / Over-sized geometric and diamond shape quilts / Visual texture / Weather resistant / Performance elements and finishes
3. SOFT PASTELS
Key colors: Peony, Mint, Lilac, Mauve / Directional palette / Milky hues / Exotic skins and box-grain leathers / Soft surfaces
Leather / Straw / Natural Fibers / Interwoven surface texture / Metallic threads / Neutral palette / Organic & Sustainable materials / Breathable qualities