Whether you’re a jewelry designer looking for inspiration or just a person who loves fashion, knowing what’s trending will surely be beneficial. Making jewelry pieces inspired by trends may make it easier for you to sell your designs to people. Looking at what other designers are making will also serve as an inspiration for your own designs. If you’re after that, here’s a list of some of the jewelry and accessory trends from the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 designer collections and runways.
Upcycling, also called creative reuse, is the process of transforming waste materials and other unwanted products into new materials of better quality. In this way, it is different from the much popular recycling. The key difference being that upcycling increases the initial value of the waste materials used.
Jewelry made from old cans, shells and other everyday objects were used by designers to accessorize their new set of clothes for the fall season and the coming winter season. A breath of fresh air, given that the fashion industry is known to churn out disposable apparels.
Wearing only one, bold earring is not at all a new trend. But there has been a resurgence of the statement, single earring on the runways of designers like Hellessy and Oscar de la Renta. Celebrities like Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie have also been spotted wearing them.
Single earrings are a great way to finish a unique look and attract more attention to the wearer’s face. Fashion forecasts expects this trend to last up until next year. You’ll have plenty of time to cash in on the trend by designing your own versions and getting them out in time for the next season and the coming New Year.
It is no secret that 90’s fashion made a comeback in the last few years. And hoop earrings are one of those past trends that made a comeback in the runways. Hoop earrings come in different materials and sizes but they are united by one common feature: boldness. Similar to single earrings, they can be an added oomph to any look and ensemble.
The runways of Gucci, Dior, Alberta Ferretti and Chanel featured a range of mystic symbols in their jewelry designs including Illuminati-like symbols, pyramids, talismans and cosmic symbols. Such designs lend an aura of mystery to the wearer and would surely be a hit trend in the coming months and coming year.
Rings designed with various geometric shapes, gemstones and colors have made their way into the runways. Usually worn in stacks or at the same time in different fingers, the multi ring trend is a fresh and fun way to add pops of color to any outfit without going too over the top. Rings with little bands and worn in groups of three or five are the best way to wear the trend.
The trend is seen to be paired with bold bracelets and studded belts in the runway shows of Ralph Lauren and other designers as well.
Another catchy 90s jewelry trend to make a comeback this season are ear cuffs. With cocktail party goers in mind, designers like Saint Laurent and Mulberry presented ear cuffs decorated by torrents of crystals. They come in a wide range of designs with some being piercing and non-piercing ear cuffs.
There you have it, the jewelry trend forecast for the rest of the year and coming New Year. It features many 90’s trend comebacks and bold along with more classic choices. Take advantage of time and get on with the trend as early as you can.