Textile print is not common to see on the outside of the leather goods. Most of the time the print is created and seen only on the inside lining. In this case, when there is a printed or floral lining the leather is usually done on solid colors specially earth tones such as brown, black, white, ivory, red, blue, green and in some cases when we are talking about fast fashion, the manufactures use synthetic leather or plastic to make the production easier and less expensive.
For 2012, designers have taken their inspiration to the next level. They want to offer more options to the clients. A lot of romantic floral textile will be seen on the fashion runway for next season. Companies are risking by creating prints all over.
Print over leather is not an easy task to do since the skins are treated differently. It is a process that has to be done before the skin is ready to use for the construction of the leather goods. Why is it not common to see printed leather?
One process is digital print on leather and only recently has it been getting more popular by manufactures and designers. They are using this technology on shoes, leather garments, accessories and bags.
There are different processes, such as screen printing which is an old technique and digital printing fairly new on the market. A lot of designers have found the use of digital printer more convenient than the screen printer. Designers find that digital printing is faster and more desirable since it leaves the leather soft and supple not altering its original state and is more durable as opposed to screen printing which has a longer process using dye sublimation print and changes the feel of the leather.
Pierotucci uses the new digital printing technique on lamb skin for its Campo dei Fiori collection. This designer handbag collection was inspired by one of the well known squares in Rome called Campo dei Fiore, translated it literally means Field of Flowers. The textile vintage floral print reflects the name of the collection with its floral print in light colors. The soft and supple lambskin is also sturdy and resistant, making it ideal for small leather accessories that get continuous use such as wallets, organizers and coin purses. Pierotucci has focused on using models that are stylish, practical and yet very feminine, making this leather goods ideal for slipping in your larger purse, your luggage or work out bag. The designers have chosen to finish the handbags, coin purses and wallets with a solid color accent on pocket lips, around the zipper and button closures. The collection has a selection of sizes and shapes, they are extremely adaptable, lightweight and the design is clear and appealing.