Press Releases

2014-06-16

Leather fashion 2015/2016

LANXESS presents the future leather trends

Cologne -

In the world of fashion, the view is always directed towards the trends of tomorrow. The leather experts from LANXESS take that into account. In its Competence Center Italian Innovation (C2I2) LANXESS has a team of technicians and designers that translate – 18 month in advance – new colors and trends into leather. In cooperation with the fashion stylist Rino Leporatti LANXESS has launched its latest leather fashion trend collection for autumn-winter 2015/2016.

The leather design reflect in terms of look, feel and overall impression towards the future leather fashion. Whether polished or glossy, nubuck or patent, faux croc, snake pattern or textured rather abstract – they offer the leather manufacturers a valuable guide. With the help of the provided recipes and practical processing instructions tanneries can implement any new trend early.

Four trend topics give a taste of the leather trends for the autumn-winter season 2015/2016:

Darkness Chic
Darkness is characterized by the absence of light. The interplay between light and dark draws the attention by emphasizing the contrast. Creating a clean, minimalistic elegance that brings out a refined simplicity, reinventing the magic of dark.

  • Glossy and firm calfskin
  • Oily brush off leather
  • Patent leather with light and shadow effect


Great Beauty
The sensitivity and charm of an ageless beauty just needs a few small details to enhance the piece, making it unique and precious. Great beauty is the rediscovery of ltalian history, awakening the ghost of centuries-old culture in a modern and simply beautiful kind of way.

  • Fine crocodile and python
  • Sheep skin opalescent / glossy look
  • Matt, satin, metal finishing effects


Romantic Flair
Dreaming of a romantic world with objects and moods that tell poems and fables from an intriguing, passionate past. Reflection on strong emotions and the beauty of nature is the source of aesthetic experience and the recognition of the picturesque – emphasizing the subjective, the imaginative and the visionary.

  • Calfskin with floral designs
  • Velvet-printed suede
  • Semi-dull lacquer with porcelain-effect


Organic Inspiration
Natural Iooks based on inspiration from the purest forms of organic beauty. Getting back to the roots of earth by corresponding to color palettes and texture sets of natural spaces. At once, considering a sustainable material design in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility.

  • Calfskin with light specific weight
  • Printed nubuck
  • Sheepskin suede with writing effect


The Leather business unit is part of LANXESS’ Performance Chemicals segment, which achieved total sales of EUR 2.13 billion in fiscal 2013.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.3 billion in 2013 and roughly 17,000 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good as well as CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).