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Fashion Trends 2010

In jewelry, Jewelry Trends on February 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

In honor of New York Fashion week we are pleased to feature Keren Peled of Keren Jewelry as our guest blogger for this Fashion Trend report from the jeweler’s perspective.

As a fashion designer, first and foremost, I stay updated with fashion trends through online research, trade magazines (such as Accessories and JQ), fashion week runways and information I get from my reps. I wanted to share some of my findings and insights with you in hopes that this information will support us all in our work in 2010.

A beautiful mess

Interestingly, the issue of copying and design stealing seems to be one if the leading considerations when deciding on the complexity of the design in today’s fashion climate. A peak into the runways of fashion weeks around the world reveals a huge mix of styles, materials, techniques, textures and colors. The obvious reason is that the more complex the design and it’s components the harder it is to copy. It makes perfect sense – If we are able to get materials from various sources, use different techniques, go crazy with our textures, and combine it all with our own signature style, the result will be a piece that is impossible to copy. What we get is a melange of styles that has implications that spill into the following sub- trends as well:

Layers

As a direct result of the mix of styles we see pieces that are layered and loaded with different elements. In clothing we see it in the mix of fabrics and patterns, also in softness. The styles mix with the actual materials. We see a sheer top layer covering something that is completely different underneath. Flowing with smooth patterns with unified color.  My newest collection, Melange, (that I haven’t finished yet) takes this into account. I mix my original parts with different chains, beads and even leather.

The layers create a sense of dripping material that is soft and flowing, think waves and ruffles as in the picture from the Valentino collection.

Masculine and feminine contrast

Another cool trend that is noticeable is the mixing of feminine and masculine styles in clothing.  For example: a very soft flowing ruffly dress covered with a masculine blazer or jacket. This combination is the ultimate sign of the times – start looking for it and you’ll see it all around. For us jewelry designers I believe it would mean, mixing different looks – the soft with the harsh, goth with ruffles, clean and messy, elegant and … click red button below to continue reading Read the rest of this entry »