During the very busy Fall and so far - Winter too, I have used up most of my leather supply, and this is the time to re-stock! Liquidation leather is tricky, as each time I make an attempt to source, what I think will work for the bags, it never means I will be able to find what I need. For this Spring, my most wanted colour for leather is... Lilac..
|Lilac, source Hortserv.|
Either muted or radiant, matte or metallic - Lilac is still an unlikely colour to be spotted amongst the accessories worn on the street today. But some 4 years ago I had the same obsession about Royal Blue, which was nowhere to be seen at the time, but now is returning for 3rd straight Spring/ Summer season in form of tops, belts and even shoes.
My Kerry bag in Royal Blue was welcomed very warmly by my customers!
I believe I am just as right about Lilac - but let's find a orphaned, overstock hide first....
The closest I came to Lilac, was with my Dusky Rose coloured leather; a muted, calm rosy pink, I used past Spring.
|Limited Edition Sarah, Dusky Rose|
Sarah, Renata and other purses were constructed out of this beautiful understated light upholstery stock. Even though it took a while for the customers to warm up to the idea of wearing a version of "Pink", the bags left the shelves quickly. I was also amazed of how well my OOAK shoppers were warming up to Fuchsia.
Lilac really has potential!
|Sarah, Olive Green|
|Hides! - taken on-site by Ayala Moriel|
Even though on my first Spring leather hunt I did not find everything I wanted, I returned with some great season transition pieces, and one unexpected psychedelic Argentinian find.
Forecast - for all added Spring styles we will keep using fluid forms, keep the metal to the minimum, continue on the true Old World country look with multiple straps looping over one another, lots of threading and pleating....
There will also be new pieces for the Beach, made of recycled materials and more. You'll see...