Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:00

3 Stand Out Leather Fashion and Interior Design Trends to Expect in 2020

To meet our diverse and demanding lifestyles, fashion and interior design have evolved throughout the ages. While trends have come and gone, some things have remained timeless. Today, more than ever, leather is everywhere—and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. Whether you’re a fashionista or interior designer looking to innovate, change, complement or complete—here are 3 standout leather trends to expect in 2020.

#1 Buttery, Colourful Leather Pants, Skirts, Coats and Bralettes

Colour is back. A packet of skittles has nothing on the rainbow of leather colours showcased on New York and Paris Spring 2020 runways. A 90s sleek staple given a neon, burnt orange to bright red to baby blue upgrade, leather is about to appear in just about every form of clothing. From blazers, bralettes, chinos, trousers, Bermuda shorts, skirts, and coats, to the return of hot pants—any woman or man slay leather.

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#2 African Leather Chesterfields Are Bringing Style Back to Classic and Modern Interiors

Timeless classics that command attention wherever placed, Chesterfields are back again. Your living room’s the first place to enjoy the latest interior ideas, but how do you make your favourite trend work? With a mid-century Chesterfield sofa upholstered in bold shades of terracotta, burnt orange, ochre or buttery tan.

Chesterfields are iconic accent pieces that have the mastery to define class and aesthetics, all while staying true to comfort, form and function. As the ultimate mark of class, a leather Chesterfield is ideal for country clubs, upmarket family homes, loft apartments, ocean-view penthouses, Dr’s rooms, hotels, offices, boutiques, retail environments, and boutique bars and restaurants.

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#3 African Leather Cowhide Rugs

A leather rug is a must-have décor trend that’s making waves in the industry. While 2019 gave us rustic-chic-farmhouse interiors, Japanese-inspired clean minimalism accents, and sustainably sourced vintage and upcycled pieces —2020 are bringing back the African leather cowhide throw. A skin born of beauty that’s almost impossible to compete with, a leather rug can do wonders to a room—from infusing varied design styles and colours seamlessly, to visually anchoring the room. It makes the perfect conversation area.

Fashion designers and interior designers are digging in their luxury heels when it comes to designing and upholstering in timeless African leathers. Treasured and respected for its beauty, value, uniqueness and adaptability, high-grade tanned cowhide, Zebra skin, Springbok skin, or Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest and Blesbok skin will last for decades with minimum maintenance needed. It is a lifelong investment.

Whether you’re looking to upholster art deco mid-century sofas in Zebra skins or cowhide, contemporary headboards in Bovine or you’re a fashion designer looking to manufacture jumpsuits, bralettes and blazers in Oryx (Gemsbok) skins—contact African Leather Skins in Paarl. Not only do we offer the best quality skins and price tags in the Western Cape, but we’ll gladly assist you in finding the right type of African leather in the right colour to suit your use and budget.

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