Published 18 months in advance of the retail season, TFL’s forecast of fashion colours for the leather industry is produced in association with Italian designer Sergio Belloni.

The colour preferences are described as follows:

* Elegant, ‘the refinement of summer make-up, powdery yet decisive in their fullness’

* Classic, ‘the natural harmony of leather concentrates on blue which, in all its shades, will be very important for summer 2003’

* Sport, ‘the neutrality of blue and green is accompanied by the decorative richness of strong colours such as acid green, sky blue and gold’

The forecasts are published twice yearly and can be seen at []