Clariant forecast for autumn-winter 2009/10

20 May 2008

Clariant's Leather Business have launched their new shade card illustrating the latest fashion colours for the forthcoming autumn-winter season of 2009-2010. The company will give their customers a first insight into colour trends and provide stylish directions for leather interpretations.

In association with an international trend institute and a well-known Italian designer, Clariant are able to benefit their customers with this exclusive information directly, twice a year, well in advance of the season. The autumn-winter season 2009-2010 sees the emphasis shift from vivid, bright colours to easy-to-wear rich or soft tones. Pattern and detail replace fashion's previous obsession with stark minimalism. Four important themes dominate the autumn-winter 2009-10 fashion scene: Rich Tradition - the traditions and handicrafts of many cultures are the starting point for a new era of richly coloured ethnic trends with the reds and golds. Acer and Maple Leaf contrast with berry darks such as Juniper Berry. Craftsman - fine craftsmanship is revived and reflected in the sculptures created from beaten metal in dark shades like Oxide or Weathered Bronze. Woodland Spirit - environmental concerns are provoking a new wave of green colours and products which reflect nature itself with forest greens like Pine Needle and mushroom tints such as Porcini. Charm School - sugary sweet colours of muted winter pastels like Buttercream and Strawberry Fool anchored with black are the colour trends for the 50s revival. The four colour and trend directions create a perfect balance for this autumn-winter season. All colours are illustrated on real leather samples showing the wet-end formulations which incorporate Clariant's new Melioderm dyes to cover all your dyeing needs for these new concepts. The finishing recipes are based on Clariant's innovative Neosan 2000 and PPE Pigment range. Colours create fashion and set the trends for tomorrow. This is the reason why Clariant are continually developing their fashion activities on an international basis. International resources and intelligence coupled with Italian design flair really make the difference. For more information contact

Clariant's Global Colour Trends

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