BASF offer inspiration for fall/winter 2009/2010

14 July 2008

From Caribbean blue to slate black, BASF are offering inspiration to the leather industry in Europe for the autumn/winter season 2009/2010 with twelve stylish types of leathers and 32 fashion colours. The focus is on white and coloured pull-up effects.

The motto ‘Edition San Remo' is being used for an assortment of modern textures, exquisite colours and outstanding design. Nature provided the model for this collection, in which warm earth tones, ranging from dark brown to light beige, are dominant. Shining surfaces give them a high-quality, exclusive appearance. Generally, unusual surface effects are becoming more and more important and it is for this reason that there is also a focus on pull-up effects in the colours of the sea: starting with seashell apricot and continuing via the rich blue of the Caribbean through to the very dark green of the deep ocean. The complete procedure for manufacturing each type of leather appears in a separate booklet. Gerhard Wolf, head of global technical service for leather at BASF, is relying on innovations and economy for Europe: ‘All the leathers can be manufactured with simple, economical processes and can be varied in numerous ways; after all, we always regard cost-effective production as especially important, and that also applies to new trends.' The fashion experts Manuel Vila, BASF Curtex SA, Spain, and Tom Markelj, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, add: ‘With regard to the leathers in this brochure, numerous innovative products were used, that enable surprising fashion effects to be achieved. In this way, our customers can be pioneers in new fashion trends.' All of the leather presented is intended to inspire. It is very versatile and can be adapted to serve as shoe upper leather, bag leather and garment leather.

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