Holiday & Spring Preview
we prepare for the Holiday buying season, my perspective is always skewed by current
trends. Our company
has never been "trendy"per se, but we always have some
take on what retail customers are looking for.
this in mind, there are some definite directions you may want to
take into consideration for the upcoming season.
and handmade look continues to be popular. Wood,
and other natural materials that appeal in both a color and textural
sense will continue to be a strong.
Look for designs that are visually stimulating, with pattern
beads in wood or natural materials will be in demand.
clusters mixed with natural stone or on simple chains that draw
attention to the neckline are also in the forecast.
and layered necklaces and bracelets will continue their presence,
as will long and very long single and multi strand necklaces.
for mixed materials like wood with stone, pearl or shell.
Fabrics continue to play a role through Holiday.
and velvet, especially in black, will appeal to a certain segment
of the customer base as winter sets in.
and laser cut designs, especially in shell or natural stone, play
off the crafted look. They
add a vintage flavor, whether as a hand-scribed stone pendant or
as intricate detail on shell.
motifs abound in both jewelry and accessories. Cute and cuddly or big and bold, look
for love symbols to augment your sales!
One nice thing about the coming Holiday and Spring seasons is the
diminished presence of the hobo shape. For at least the past year, customers could not get enough
of this funky bohemian look.
Apparently they have finally gotten their fill, as we see
structure overtake the come-as-you-are look the Hobo has represented
for several seasons.
Holiday, lacy accents and gauzy detail are strong contenders.
Again, the idea of texture that wants to be touched drives
which have been making a comeback, take a new twist.
Look for leather over metal frames rather than the expected
fabric covering. Speaking of leather, patent leather will also come to the forefront
of fashion heading into Spring.
Not your standard black, though this will be a component
of the trend, but a cool palette of colors including off-whites,
pale blues and red.
is the color to look for going into Spring. Starting out as subtle shades of pink
and rose in February, the color of love grows progressively more
bold until it tastes of spices like ginger and cinnamon.
for bags include eyelets, belts with buckles, tie closures, lace
detail and mixed textures.
The look is fun but with an eye toward touchability and mixed
& shawls find their foundation in crochet and lacey looks.
Lighter colors prevails, especially white and off-white.
Longer, oblong shapes will be popular, as well as thin stripes
and lightweight fabrics that reflect the return to warmer Spring