Italian job – the Lineapelle lowdown

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

Lineapelle is a key international exhibition dedicated to leather, accessories, components, synthetics and models for footwear and leather goods. Here Mudpie provides an overview of the show’s offer for the autumn/winter 2011/12 season, featuring women’s accessory & footwear styles and a range of fabrics & components.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

Location: Bologna, Italy

Show dates: 12 – 14 October, 2010
Market: Leather models for accessories, footwear, garment and homewares

Graphics & prints
Printed leathers are seen in a flurry of wistful prints from vintage style florals and leaves to metallic finished animal prints.

Refined handbags that ooze timeless appeal and lasting quality will be those that stand out as ‘investment’ styles. Slick leather finishes, structure and muted colours are key.

Ornate embellishments that carry an undertone of heritage and authenticity are key, cue cameo buttons, intricate beaded embellishment and highly decorative metallic trims.

Fabric and finish
Animal skin finishes, particularly reptile are seen in both natural and synthetic colour ways. A number of techniques are used to create a vintage effect leather, from black pointed engraving, extreme cracking and even prints that exude a time honoured quality.


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