and Fall 2005 accessories trends
When it comes to trends, nobody seems to be
as on it as Accessories
Magazine.* If you don't subscribe to this useful publication,
you are missing out on a valuable resource. They have access
to the top accessories manufacturers worldwide, so their forecasts
are reports on actual production, not just rumors and speculation.
spend thousands of dollars on trend reports from consultants,
or you can keep your finger on the pulse by poring over and
dog-earing each issue. What I like are their semiannual direction
reports where they show actual examples of upcoming styles
as created by names like Nine West, Liz Claiborne, Hollie
Yashi and more. They list key concepts, palettes, materials,
and fabrics using photos and sketches.
in this article is a distillation of their reporting from
the last six months. I like the fact that they give directions
about six months ahead of time, but for retailers this is
probably a little too much lead. Most of the boutique retailers
I speak to don't buy that far in advance. It is good to know
where things are headed so that when one of your suppliers
comes to you with something in the trend, you can order it
and have confidence it will sell through.
we are looking at several key trends that tie into one another.
Retro continues with Summer's focus on Bohemian and Hippie
type looks. Organic materials and designs fit in with this
direction. For jewelry this means an emphasis on stones like
as well as shell,
Rich browns, deep reds and pale blues are strong, as are longer
length necklaces that can be doubled up or worn as a long
single strand. You may already have noticed women in your
area accenting with these themes. Chunky
is big (no pun intended!), as is layering several necklaces
or necklaces with multiple
chandeliers continue in clean designs, especially with
the colors mentioned previously and organic materials.
bracelets and necklaces, while strong for the last several
seasons, make a big statement in Summer and Fall. Feel good
themes that recall the past are popular, with special emphasis
going into Fall on vintage circa 1940. These items will include
pendants and charms with old magazine, fashion, photo
and postcard images from pre and post WWII. Cameos and brooch
pendants will also gain prominence in Fall, and shell will
continue to be a major trend.
to a certain extent as well this Summer and Fall, with macramÈ
and loosely woven fabric that feel good in the hands being
popular. This Summer look for pastels and jewel tones in turquoise,
pink or green, and anything that lends itself to an ethnic,
gypsy type look. Yarn and meshy looks are important. Heading
satin, appliquÈ and embroidery (again the 1940's theme)
will claim the spotlight as it starts to get cooler.
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