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LANXESS presents new trends in leather

Fall/Winter season 2017/2018

Cologne -

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, a world-leading manufacturer of leather chemicals, is unveiling leather trends for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The articles it is presenting reflect the future of leather fashions in terms of color, structure, haptics and overall appearance.

At the company’s own competence center for upper leather in Santa Croce sull’Arno, Tuscany, Italy, LANXESS technicians and designers are busy creating future fashion collections 18 months in advance. After an inspiration phase, they choose the colors that are to characterize the leather collection. In the next step, the LANXESS experts develop the corresponding leather articles and recipes, and then present them to customers individually. This approach enables tanneries to prepare for implementing these trends. They also are provided with valuable, practical application tips.

The major trends for the Fall/Winter season 2017/2018 are: Autunno Rosa with bright red and pink tones, Transizione Verde, dominated by the color green, Paesaggi Invernali with a variety of color tones, and Scuro de Inverno, with primarily dark tones. For more information, go to

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,600 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.