Accessories Magazine reviews trends shaping fashion jewelry and accessories each season based on the fashion shows that preview the coming season. Major fashion stories result from sorting all the tangents of designers crossing the runways. The last blog covered the first two for fall and this blog covers the next two—a dual that seems to contradict each other as fashion statements. Accessories Magazine’s Survival Mode borders on grunge while Ice Queen has a classy majestic look.
ARCTIC SURVIVAL TREND
As different as the trends seem, both find inspiration in the dominant mood of the times—economic uncertainty. Survival mode finds an obvious connection. First impression is the rugged attire of inhabitants of the arctic tundra. Earth tone colors with patches of fur deliver a nomadic appearance. Inspiration is global with Scandinavian prints, African crafts, English tweeds, and Alpine flairs all contributing.
Jewelry combines natural materials with metals for a close-to-earth feeling. Wood and raw gemstones blended with metals create fashion jewelry that delivers the story. Look for burnished metals in cuffs and bangles as well as braided leather in jewelry.
Trapper hats are a natural fit for these trends well as any headwear that is fur trimmed. Other hats include wide brim wool fedoras, crocheted caps, and wool buckets.
WINTER WHITE FASHION TREND MAKES LUXURIOUS STATEMENT
If the previous trend reflects a rugged response to economic times, this fashion story that Accessories Magazine calls Ice Queen uses a fantasy world to cope with financial stress. Opulence abounds in this trend characterized by shades of opal and winter white. Fur and cashmere add to the extravagance of the fantasy.
Fashion jewelry accessorizes the look with iridescent crystals, unconventional designs of pearls, and opalescent Lucite. Rhinestone or crystal mixed with frosted beads and pearls as bracelets or necklace sets. Jewelry with shades white, cream, and ivory fit into this theme with wintery snow and ice inspiration.
Headwear accessories include bobby pins with enameled flowers, lace and crocheted headbands or caps, and headwear with sequins, especially iridescent sequins. Winter white in nearly any hat can accompany the look.
This fashion story is easy to accessorize because the jewelry that delivers the sparkle for the trend also provides holiday jewelry that will soon be in demand. Actually, fashion jewelry in crystals, rhinestone, and faux pearls should have a permanent location in shops because of the endless line up of events that call for dressy accessories.
The following blog includes the fashion story for December delivery as well as holiday trends