Stay ahead of the curve by learning about tomorrow’s trends today! This fall is all about reworking classic styles in a modern way and combining vibrant colors with more muted tones. The two big trends, Modern Victoria and Metropolitan Mystery are great for jewelry designers because they allow for bold color, sophisticated elements and fun patterns. Whether you’re looking to increase your sales or just want to keep your wardrobe up to date, make sure you view these trends to help keep your jewelry designs looking fresh throughout 2010.
Inspired by English styles of the 1960s and baroque design of the 1700s, Modern Victoria takes classic styles and reworks them with an additional element of modern flare. Muted colors such as taupe and bronze are accented by vibrant reds, purples, blues and greens to create electrifying accents. Classic velvet shades such as violet, brick red and ochre add a touch of sumptuous style.
The jewelry is classic and displays a modest level of opulence. Cabochon jewels and rhinestones are combined with layered chains and faceted crystal. Oversized pendants and pearl chokers evoke an element of dramatic flair. Gold embroidery and family crests add a touch of regal beauty that is sure to inspire fabulous designs, while damask patterns and braids evoke a more sophisticated appearance.
With Metropolitan Mystery, the combination of elegance and professional class creates a confident look for the woman on-the-go. Grays and browns are accented by vibrant oranges and pinks for a subtle, yet powerful touch of color. Wool flannel, tweeds and suede are the fabrics of choice, with herringbone and houndstooth patterns offering sophisticated details.
Jewelry and accessories are also sleek and strong. Layered gunmetal chains and strands of jet crystals enhance the feeling of professional elegance while ball drop earrings offer a refined accent. Necklaces consisting of long pendants hanging from leather and suede cord are essential, adding to the simple yet powerful aesthetic.