Every winter, Bureau de Style Chaussure Maroquinerie Cuir brings out a trend book for firms in the glove sector well before they begin their collections. The Trend Book for Winter 2005/2006 is a start-up tool, more than ever designed to give impetus to the creative process. They predict trends and fashion moods and give design pointers. Firms are free to take up their suggestions, reinterpret them and design products in their own style.

The latest edition of the book has been redesigned as 4 pull-out booklets, each exploring a trend. Each booklet starts with a concept page setting the mood of the theme, followed by a page developing fashion information and the materials and colours specific to the theme, and closed with two product pages of ideas for shapes and details.

There are four fashion themes for men and women: Cheeky Dandy: put past styles to new uses but keep the most symbolic codes. A chic equestrian look or a cheeky dandy style, but out-of-line and mismatched, using noble materials with allusions to eighteenth century England and Carnaby Street in the sixties.

Joy: handcrafted luxury swinging from a gently baroque couture style with a forties flavour to the sensual poetry of a new baby doll or snow fairy look which exalts soft textures and refined finishes..

Road Movie: rocker dandy, gaucho cowboy or sexy pin-up sexy … the imagery of the American fifties with a splash of the psychedelic wave. A casual style which lavishly mixes nostalgia and glitter, folklore and modern industry.

Self Protection: a land of contrasts, a rebellious look inspired the great outdoors and the poetry of the street. A theme that dithers between a muffled worker look and an outsized sexy silhouette.

The Glove Trends Book is available to CIDIC subscribers for €88 including tax and to non-CIDIC-subscribers for €150 including tax (€10 extra for registered post within France – €38 EEC – €80 out of EEC).

Communication: Marie-Noëlle de CAGNY, tel: +33 1 44 71 71 93; decagny@b2styles.com

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Bureau de Style Chaussure Maroquinerie Cuir, tel: +33 1 44 71 71 81; b2styles.com; email: b2styles@b2styles.com