TFL Colour Trends Autumn-Winter 2019-20

Welcome to TFL’s new Colour Trend Catalogue for the season Autumn-Winter 2019–20. In this brochure we present the colour trends for leather garment, footwear, accessories and upholstery.


At a historic moment in time when the aesthetic language of fashion is highly eclectic, we feel completely free to let ourselves be influenced by faraway lands.

Our first buzzword is extravagance; our interpretation of the world of footwear in which the focus is the contrast between soft patent finishes and brilliant suedes. As glamourous as any Hollywood diva onthe red carpet, suede leathers are printed with animal designs such as African zebras, bison or gleaming Arab horses.

Chemistry changes everything; waxes transform lower grade leathers into supple grain articles; oils impart a warm touch to natural vegetable-tanned kidskins and buffalo hides.

Yellow, a colour that lights up the season, is a byword for lightness, artistry and a desire for fun. A sunny yellow warms the finest full-grain leathers, such as New Zealand calf, Iberian lambskins and shrunkengrain deerskins. Imagine extreme combinations of plotter-designed prints gushing over calf skins featuring tipping effects.

Influenced by high-tech fabrics, clothing leathers are transformed into real full weather protection gear.The know-how of 3D technology helps impregnated leather to develop into a real “skin” for example,for modern bikers on their roaring two-wheeled beasts.

Online shopping is gaining more importance and has a significant, individualised impact on colours andstyles. At the press of a button, flexible and skilled crafts people are transforming our article dreams into reality. More


Every six months we unveil our collection, and every six months we offer something completelydifferent. Guided by our experience and hearts, we strive to be unconventional and never predictable,when developing our chemical and technological solutions.

No longer confined to the restrictive role of feeling soft, leather has taken off towards new and unexploredheights. Thanks to newly developed systems a multitude of brilliant, clean and vivid colours areentering into our living spaces. The possibilities are endless, imagine a sun filled room with leather seating to complement maple wood; soft, stain-proof leather on top of occasional tables with weathered aluminium frames; and water-repellent milled nubuck seating on wicker furniture.

Wherever you sleep, relax or just feel good, there is a focus on oversized seating in nubuck embossed with damask and mélange wool designs; bed-heads are tufted with brilliant suede splits likeexotic furs; vegetable-tanned calfskin rugs are laser-etched to recreate vintage designs of crocodile and elephant grain.

Bamboo and stonewashed leather should always be used together to conjure up the idea of apoetic island where you can rediscover handcrafted Japanese culture in all the accessories generously positioned around every room.

Nowadays working spaces need to be increasingly more flexible and open to change, that is why atechnological mix of carbon fibres and tear-resistant full-grain calfskins for seating, ensures absolute comfort combined with extraordinary visual effects.

The must-have in the home of any Millennial is the green living module, a hybrid space in which youcan live and work in a flexible way. The use of eco-friendly materials is a matter of course; for example leather is combined with natural fabrics or upcycled materials for multi-coloured wall hangings, or Pareo covers on which to relax in pure pleasure. More