An one of the ultimately versatile materials of fashion, vinyl offers designers the freedom to create inspired and unique garments with for example artificial leather and latex sheeting, as well as follow the more established fashion trends set out by the fashion industry.
This year, the fashion colors are defined by women’s need for sensible and practical clothing while still fulfilling their desire for adventurous and new colors. According to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Building on the color palette from spring, this season’s offerings include innovative takes on fundamental basics, as well as transporting, lively colors that conjure images of travel and adventure, whether real or aspirational.”
As always, artificial leather and latex sheeting is available in the more conventionally used colors, as well as the new fall 2010 color palette. For this fall, the fashion industry is still cautious with colors, somewhat subdued by the ongoing recession. However, the economy can’t repress our need for beauty and excitement, and an exciting blend of colors and color combinations inspired by film animation is available not only in mainstream fashion, but also for designers who work with artificial leather and latex sheeting.
One of the most vibrant and exciting colors in latex sheeting and artificial leather this fall is Lagoon, this season’s variant of turquoise. Imagine wearing a Lagoon latex catsuit to make a big splash on your next night out! Lagoon is also this season’s prime choice for accessories such as artificial leather handbags, totes, shoes and purses.
Also available in latex sheeting and artificial leather is Exotic Purple Orchid, an almost fuchsia purple, that combines with Elegant Chocolate Truffle, a rich brown, to create a magical and luxurious look. For the more adventurous among us, Woodbine, a purer avocado green, can be worn as a single color or paired to Exotic Purple Orchid and Elegant Chocolate Truffle. Golden Glow, a deep yellow, offers an earthy feeling when worn alone, but when combined with Purple Orchid or Woodbine results in a fun 70s retro feel.
Staying in the sunset colors, Living Coral is a warm orange with a hint of pink, while Rose Dust, a deep beige, offers a more romantic look that will work beautifully for an elegant artificial leather jacket. Lipstick Red is a dramatically sensuous red that we predict will be a favorite in all levels of fashion, from the catwalk to the clubs. One of the most invigorating colors for this fall is Crisp Endive, a yellow-green. Grounding all the colors of this fall/winter palette in Oyster Gray, a lighter form of gray that brings a more elegant and serious touch to any of the other colors, whether they’re used in artificial leather or latex garments.
As always, these new fall colors are available in many different textures and prints when used for artificial leather and latex sheeting. However, subculture styles are likely to stay with their favorites: black latex sheeting has always been a staple for both the punk and fetish communities.
However, combined with brighter colors, or the new Exotic Purple Orchid or Lipstick Red will offer a new view on already eye-catching styles. Black latex catsuits with Purple Orchid trims, or artificial leather corsets in black with a Crisp Endive accent are more than likely to be spotted at the next Fetish Ball.
And who could forget about Halloween? For your Halloween costume this year, consider letting your creativity out on some silver latex sheeting to create a futuristic, alien look. Or create a wildly fantastic mask and headdress from a matte black artificial leather to hide none of your enthusiasm for your next Masquerade!