Menacing menswear fresh from London Fashion Week – 7 Star Life

London Fashion Week saw a sprightly display of fresh menswear trends and style expressions to suit the tastes of even the fussiest male fashionistas.

Menswear fashion has been stagnated for decades. Only during recent years, it has started to liven up with bolder statement pieces and vibrant colours.  It is refreshing for the fashion-adoring eye to gaze upon such innovations experimental shapes…

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Premiere Vision leather trends

Last month I was in Paris at the Premiere Vision show. It is a huge fabric and leather trade fair where the newest innovations can be spotted and main trends predicted. I would like to share some tips and trend forecasting in leather for accessories, of what I saw.

Leather these days is about texture and feel, not so much just the look.
For Autumn/Winter 2016/17  a lot of hairy ponyskin(calf) leather could be seen on offer, in a multitude of colours and textures – some even laser cut.
Riina O have used hairy ponyskin with lasercut elements in our latest Autumn/Winter collection – be it the soft side details and furry buttons of Victoria gloves or all over lasercut Miroslava gloves.

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Another curious textured type of leather on the show, presented by quite a few innovative tanneries, were the dazzling sequence- and bead-embroidered skins.
As Riina O newest Spring/Summer collection is yet to be revealed, I can only share under secrecy that this is something we are working with at the moment. Coming soon…

Riina O SS16 detail

Every year I am amazed how much leather innovations have developed since last season, sometimes in rather unexpected ways. But hush now, can´t say more at the moment – some of these innovations might just appear in our next collections!