We take the selection of our shoe and bag materials super-seriously. So twice a year we dispatch our resident Clarks experts to Lineapelle in Milan, an international exhibition that shouts out the leathers and textiles you’ll be wearing not this season…not next season…but the season after that.
Over 20,000 visitors take to Lineapelle’s floors per show and most make a beeline to The Trend Area where buyers and designers tap into the hues and finishes that will inform their lookbooks and creative teams.
The Lineapelle brief for AW16/17? A return to natural leather tones makes ‘brown the new black’ while smooth vintage-luxe metallics keep whisking us back to the 70s. Colour goes technicolour –geometric microprints and digi-pop brights keep it sweet.