Le Cuir à Paris and Lineapelle, the two important fairs for the Leather and Fur sector held biannually in the fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, mark a very important date in the calenders of all stylists, designers, trend studios, buyers, and prestigious international luxury houses. Estelle Arielle Bouchet has prepared a special preview, exclusively for the readers of The Luxury Chronicle, of the colour trends forecast for 2015-2016 of one of the finest ostrich leather brand, Klein Karoo, which will be showcased at Le Cuir à Paris 2015 (10-12 February, 2015) and Lineapelle 2015, Milan (25-27 February, 2015)
By Estelle Arielle Bouchet
Precious Leathers, also called Exotic Leathers, such as Crocodile, Ostrich, Python, Sharkskin, are in great demand by the big luxury groups for fashion garnments, accessories, high level furniture and in the car industry. The two fashion fairs held in Paris and Milan exclusively for the leather and fur sector, Le Cuir à Paris and Lineapelle, are a very important B to B event for the professionals in the fashion industry, accessory designers, manufacturers.
The biannual event is held in the months of February for Summer trends and September for the Winter collections. Its dates are closely related to the purchasing and supply schedules of the industry. The Lineapple, which is held at the Milan exhibition centre has participation from nearly 1100 companies from over 40 Countries. Targeted at the premium market, the fairs attract many international exhibitors. The exhibitions this September offered such niche events as Trend Selection New York, Trend Selection London, Anteprima in Milan, Tokyo Leather Fair and Lineapelle Asia in Canton.
The latest trends followed by designers is to mix the best precious leathers in a kind of metissage on the bag itself creating a unique piece. Ostrich and croc or python go together well providing a special effect and the most refined luxury touch.
Ostrich leather are particularly gaining in popularity, and leading at the front are KLEIN KAROO Finest Ostrich Leather (a consortium of farmers in Karoo (South Africa), who provide the best ostrich leathers to the leading luxury companies in the field of accessories and fashion.
Here is an Avant Première of KLEIN KAROO Finest Ostrich Leather Collections for 2015-2016, for The Luxury Chronicle, of colour and trends forecasts for 2015-2016. The eight new emblematic Collections for 2015-2016, due to be presented at the two premium leather fairs, Le Cuir à Paris 2015 and Lineapelle 2015 at Milan are a Tribute to Africa and the African landscape of Kalahari Desert, Namib Desert, Victoria Falls, Indian Ocean, Patinated, Victorian English Lady, Pearls of Pastel, African Night Sky, and will soon be on HCP stand ( HERMES Cuirs Précieux ).
The attractive colour palette of ostrich leather by Klein Karoo will set the trends in the high end accessory segment. Farbod Barsum, a luxury bag brand that has its boutique in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, has an entire new line made of Klein Karoo ostrich leather.
Klein Karoo follows ethical and responsible production practices that make it all the more attractive to the luxury companies.
Klein Karoo Premium Leather Collection 2015-2016 – Colour Trends
African Night sky
Pearls of Pastel
Victorian English Lady