Having just read jewellery trend report by Hillary Alexander I decided to write this post.
Before I start I want to make one thing clear though, by no means does my brother create pieces based on trends. Making jewellery is his creative outlet hence he always makes pieces that he feels inspired to create. And if they happen to be on trend – then they are and he’s a genius:) Well at least I think so.
Below I have listed the trends, by illustrating them with our own pieces, if we happen to have any of them fitting the bill. So here goes…
Black is back. Black has always been a favourite and doesn’t need much introduction. To illustrate this trend I chose our black skull studs.
Military. Was very popular a few years ago. Some like it, some don’t, but I always think that you don’t have to go “all the way” with anything. You can simply choose the elements and adapt them to your own style. For this trend I chose our Unisex Skull and Cross brooch, which I absolutely adore. Although this one-off piece has gone to someone in New York, I thought this post happened to be the perfect place to showcase it.
Rainbow colours. There’s a lot of colour around us these days and rainbow might sound like something from the carnival, but if you choose sophisticated pieces, then nothing to worry about. I selected our Malaga necklace – another of my big time favourites. This is such a bold piece, that even the simplest of outfits will look chic.
The comeback of the brooch. If you haven’t got one a while ago when these were popular, you might try it out now. A brooch is a pretty versatile piece and doesn’t necessarily have to be worn in the lapel of your jacket. You can pin it to your handbag, fedora or scarf. The brooch I chose is a combination of pearls, red coral and my brother’s beloved skull with a cheeky little hat:)
Bangles and cuffs – the more the merrier. I guess it’s something that never been out fashion, however seems to have a stronger emphasis for the upcoming season. We have quite a few statement pieces among our collections, but for this post I chose this Laughing Buddha bangle. A beautiful piece incorporating a myriad of components.
Cyber coloured plastic. A trend that can be explained as a mix of high tech and industrial techniques that are used to achieve cyber coloured textures. Now whilst we do not have any pieces resembling this technique, I decided to include a piece from Marni collection – one of many brands that we like. They’ve been working with resin for quite a while and I really love their beautiful pieces.
Folksy. According to Hillary Alexander this wasn’t a very strong element, nevertheless deserving some mention. I have chosen our Skull and lotus necklace.
This is the trend that I doubt anyone will beat and hence fully belongs to Chanel with its fabulous crystalised brows.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and please let me know if you are going to be following any of these trends.