- INVERSA Leathers shares its thoughts on the exciting new leather trends in clothing and accessories for 2023
As we approach Christmas and a new year, INVERSA Leathers today shares its thoughts on what it feels will be the top ten leading edge leather trends for 2023. These include a whole wave of new looks across clothing and accessories, ranging from sea skin, regenerative leather to metallic and padded.
INVERSA Leathers, and its innovative design partners, which include OLEADA and Teton Leather Co, have produced a range of high-quality and durable products including a Lionfish laptop sleeve, a Dragonfin clutch and a bi-fold wallet – all made from INVERSA Leather’s invasive leathers.
Isabelle Taylor, Branding and Design Associate, says:
“All at INVERSA Leathers are super excited about the new trends that we think will emerge in 2023.
“INVERSA Leathers is going to continue to innovate in this coming year. We are looking forward to working with our existing inventive design and retail partners and some new ones too. Customers are demanding more sustainable leathers – but still want that luxurious feel and durability.
Aarav Chavda, INVERSA Leathers CEO and Co-Founder, says:
“We are working really hard to meet new customer demands and expectations and are really excited about the year ahead. 2022 has been amazing in terms of new partners and products. We are really looking forward to what 2023 will bring.”
INVERSA Leathers’ top ten leather trend predictions for 2023, based on talking to its partners and customers, plus our in-house research and analysis, are:
In early 2023, expect to see plenty of padded leather products, creating a homely, cosy, feeling to keep us warm and snug until spring arrives!
As flat lengths of leather make their way out of the limelight, textured statements using the world’s latest innovative technologies, will be the next talked about leather trend.
- Eco-friendly leather alternatives
From coffee, mushrooms and seaweed to fish and python invasive species, there is now a plethora of eco-friendly materials that designers are using and customers are demanding. Expect these incredible innovations to become one of the preferred materials of choice, trending in 2023.
- Worn out / pull up finish
As an increasing number of consumers embrace the height of second-hand clothing cool, designers draw inspiration from the ‘worn out’ effect, where we will see distressed leather surfaces and plenty of beautiful pull up finishing.
- Sea skin
Vacation themes continue to take us on a journey in the fashion scene so the fantasy of embodying a mermaid has never been so enticing. Sea skin leather effects and sustainable fish skin leather will feature in accessories and outerwear, creating a sleek look that’s coveted by all.
- Regenerative leather
Regenerative invasive leather pioneered by INVERSA Leathers is leading the way for the future of the leather industry. “Sustainable” as a term has become diluted as “greenwashing” has diminished the value of the word and weight of impact needed to use the term. Regenerative textiles ensure the brand is going beyond sustainable and is proactively doing good for the planet. This will become the new talked about topic in 2023.
- Vegetable tanned vibrant and natural dyes
Vegetable tanned leathers will start replacing hazardous chrome-tanned skins, finished with naturally vibrant dyes to create the next wave of eco-friendly and eye-catching leather looks.
- Metallic and pearlized
Leather is a timeless textile but the multitude of finishes it can take keeps the trends rolling, and in 2023 metallic and pearlized finishes will dominate. Fun and playful, these leather looks will give you something to rave about.
- Exotic prints
Fashion has started to reference the contours and textures from raw, natural earth, and will continue to do so in 2023. A variety of animal prints that live in gritty earth such as a python will be showcased in garments and accessories made in natural fibres. As consumers expand their knowledge in sustainable textiles, this trend can overlap with a trend of sourcing regenerative exotic leathers. INVERSA’s Everglades invasive Python leather is a perfect example of a regenerative textile that can also quench the desire from many for exotic prints.
- Wet look (gloss)
The wet look trend has made a continuous come back since the 80s, reinterpreted in countless ways using textiles to create illusions. Sensual and figure hugging, this trend embraces the beauty of the human body in all shapes and sizes which supports the industry’s push to be completely diverse in representation. This year, leather will take on the wet look using gloss finishes.
INVERSA Leather’s mission to remove invasive species to re-define leather and revive nature is backed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – as well as supported by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) which is a unique NGO that brings together governments, the public and private finance sectors, civil society and local communities.