The range of leathers for clothing is constantly expanding, both in terms of quality and creativity. Leathers outperform and challenge their specificities, taking inspiration from textiles and playing on the senses through surprising contrasts between visual appearance and behavior.
Matte and urban
The season’s matte finishes – suave, nourished nubucks and finely velvety skins – come in stretch versions. Leathers with delicately rubbery matte aspects and satiny matt finishes are inspired by technical textiles, and enriched with performance properties: softness, comfort, machine-washable, perfect for clothing. Top-of-the-range skins that retain a resolutely casual look, for elegant everyday wear.
Ultra-light, embossed featherweight leathers come in a range of mechanical textures drawn from leather goods, with two-tone grainy leathers and caviar grains worked in clothing weights.
Embossings play visual tricks. Although seemingly firm and thick, these lightweight leathers have a remarkably fine handle.
Suede velvets, suede leathers, in rich full shades.
Focus on: Metal-free vegetable tanning
This season, metal-free tanning methods show off their qualities in clothing weight leathers.
Vegetable-tanned leathers are softened, with a new degree of fineness and featuring irregular grains and drummed aspects. Finishes offering little coverage emphasize the natural quality of the hide.
Supple, light and enveloping, skins dyed with synthetic metal-free tanning come in dazzling shades, in the season’s luminous pastels or bold hues. Metal-free optical whites are particular standouts.