Being in US, I look to the New York Fashion Week for inspiration and reality check. Jewelry usually plays a supporting role and my fear is the more exaggerated the clothing, the less interesting can the jewelry pieces be. Afterall, it accessories instead of fighting for attention.
BUT, I design for everyday women, not the runway. Similar to you, I look at the runway for the big trends, and internalize it so not only can I wear them off the runway (and during the day!), but also keep to my style and call it my own.
|Spring 2012 from Elle.com|
So here they are,
a quick snapshot of how the year panes out from spring to fall for you girls.
|Silhouette||40's inspired feminity, esp PEPLUM (also a big trend at the Oscars)|
|20's inspired flapper/Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby with drop waist and sequins. |
Thus long strand necklaces and art deco inspired floral shape jewelry are in
|The Iron Lady. |
Layered, regal, tweeds, shawls, even brocades
|50's Don Draper's women. |
Floral, sherbet hues/pastels (also seen in the Oscars), even princess-like.
|Modern military. |
This cannot be more different from spring - from softness to strength. But more refined than 2011 military. Almost a hint than literal
|Safari influence. |
African tribal including stacked large bracelets; bird prints
|Global aristocrat/elevated nomad. |
Ethnic/eastern influenced, exotic and royal, with mbroideries, textile patterns. Blanket coats and even street-look inspired
|Sports couture. |
Hoodies and mesh etc used in a sophisticated way
|Chic sportsman/outdoor preppy/hunting heritage, with fur and feather accents|
Architectural; Geometry, e.g., asymmetrical shoulder or skirt length; Color blocks
Minimalistic using black and leather
|Color||White(Everywhere at the Oscars!) and bright orange|
|Pastels||Black and burgundy|
|Other Specifics||Earrings! Especially dangles and statement pieces|
|Yellow gold is back!|
|Lots of lace, stripes, print on print, knit dresses, tailored short suit, center part hairdo, furturistic accessories and shoes, retro funky sunglasses||Mini-florals, strong collars, ultra cropped jackets and vests that are textural and cool, surprising makeover of suits by mixing prints and unusual fabrics, wrap dresses, gold glam with sequins, bigger belts, statement hats or hairpieces, and elegant long gloves|
|Fall 2012 from FrontRowMag.com|