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2019/03/14

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a New York fashion label found by Bibhu Mohapatra, an exclusive jewellery series was unveiled and made a splash at the New York Fashion Week, in collaboration with the world renowned Forevermark and the India-based jewellery brand Narayan Jewellers.

Narayan Jewellers has the designs and stones intricately crafted and set to bring the perfect shine out of each jewellery, making it a head-turner for Bibhu’s Fall-Winter 2019 Collection.

The collection is gorgeously elegant, creative and effortlessly flawless; combined with designers’ sophisticated craftsmanship together, making the F/W collection extra glamorous on its rich tapestry elements.   

The pieces vary from layered bold designs to multi-functional jewellery, including necklace, Cocktail rings, ear cuff, ear clips and chandelier earrings, all designs are whimsical yet soft and feminine at the same time, adding a touch of glamor to the show.

There are 41 designer pieces in the collection; their aesthetic just strikes a right balance between the intricate handicrafts and sparkling stones, all look stunningly enchanting, and classic to the brand.

Forevermark welcomes the collaboration with any innovative or up-and-coming brands. Through this Fashion Week, people can take a closer look of these intricate Indians’ craftsmanship and design, to embrace the true beauty of the brand.   

 

Source: Elle China & Abraxas Lifestyle

Photo Courtesy: Elle China

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2019/02/18

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Embracing the Chinese zodiac year of “Pig”, a few luxury brands have introduced an exclusive Chinese New Year collection for the Asian market. In general, the collection is symbolized as a new start and fresh hope for the new year, as associating with bringing luck and prosperity to one’s home.

This year, Gucci is sweeping the internet for their Chinese New Year collection. Collaborating with Disney, the iconic “Three Little Pigs” cartoon is presented as central motif of the capsule collection. A series of whimsical piggy illustrations are also printed on sweaters and accessories for the celebrations. 

  

For Christian Dior, they have reinvented the lucky red colour on the classic Toile de Jouy pattern. The red hydrangeas symbolized grace, gratitude and prosperity, are largely seen on bags, wallets, scarves and shoes respectively. 

 

Likewise, Moschino has also chosen a cartoon theme to run with. The Porky Pig and his wife Petunia from Looney Toons are featured on their latest black leather backpack, faming as a hero character for this lunar year.

 

Source: ES Insider (Megan C. Hills)

Photo Courtesy: Gucci, Christian Dior, Moschino

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2019/01/28

Reported by market research company Euromonitor International, the global sales of men’s luxury fine jewellery had reached US$5.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 22 percent up from US$4.3 billion in 2012. That may not seem like much comparing with US$31.9 billion sales in the women’s sector in 2017 — but the men’s growth is steady.

 

Let see what’s trending in the market:

 

 1. Ring

Ring is the hottest item for men ever. According to marketing research company NPD Group, about one third of sales in men’s jewellery was generated from this category in 2017, while 25 percent was driven by necklaces and chains, which are the second most favorite accessories among the globe.

 “Men’s rings have become so popular,” said Sue Millar Perry, content director at David Perry & Associates, whom produces custom magazines for top luxury jewellery and watch retailers. “Many men are not used to wearing jewellery,” Ms. Perry said, “so you’re seeing more rings marketed for their ‘comfort fit,’ which means in essence that the ring is crafted so the inside of the band is slightly domed — instead of flat against the skin — to create a fit which is comfier on the finger and easier to squeeze over a knuckle.”

Evan Yurman recently introduced a special ring collection at David Yurman, an international jewellery company found by his parents, where he started a men’s line 14 years ago. “Men don’t have to have what’s basically a gold washer,” he said. His new designs are ridged, fluted, faceted and cabled in signature David Yurman style, which made of titanium, forged carbon, meteorite, black diamonds etc..

Rings also rule at the influential Dover Street Market stores in London, Tokyo and New York. As talked by Mimi Hoppen, their London-based director of jewellery, the latest jewellery finds turned out to be all about rings. She said she favored “Tom Wood, a Norwegian designer, with signet rings; and The Great Frog, an English brand, with big chunky silver rings. And Castro, an English engraver making rings. And the Tokyo jeweler Natural Instinct with their big, chunky silver carved bracelets and rings.”

In which of the stores is men’s jewellery most popular? “Tokyo is our strongest in men’s jewellery,” Ms. Hoppen said. “They like what is special and different, and they are really fashion aware in terms of style and how to present themselves. The English are slightly more reserved and New York, slightly less adventurous.”

 

2. Necklaces and Chains

As in fashion, the lines between men’s and women’s jewellery have become increasingly blurred. Maybe one day jewellery will all be unisex. At Dover Street Market, it already seemed to be as every jewellery line Ms. Hoppen singled out was unisex.

Diamonds are also rising in popularity, like the full-pave effect on Mr. Yurman’s most recent DY Dog Tags design. In Paris, the jeweller Alexandre Corrot of Djula said his male customers “are asking for more diamonds” too.

“Some men want a little sparkle,” Ms. Perry of David Perry & Associates added. “Not necessarily high wattage, but at recent shows we saw men’s rings and bracelets accented with black spinels or black diamonds, which offer the kind of subtle dazzle one could wear every day.”

 

Source: The New York Times (Kathleen Beckett)

Photo Courtesy: Getty Images, Marcy Swingle, Ramsay de Give

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2019/01/07

Let’s celebrate the year 2019 with a natural found and dynamic hue – Living Coral.

Newly introduced by Pantone as the Colour of the Year, Living Coral is vibrant, yet mellow, representing the thoughts toward human engagement between a fusion of modern life and the entire changing environment. It is diversified, but energetic, impressive and delighted.

Trust that this sweet yet fierce peachy colour will wow fashion or beauty markets with great impacts.

Like Prada, an oversized coral-shaded female jacket was debuted in their Milan show. The model was styled up contrasting with a cool black leather handbag and a bold black headband studded with punk glams, adding a touch of excitement to the unadorned look. 

The colour is suited not only for styling a summery look easily, but also you can wear it on eyes, lips or cheeks perfectly. Take supermodel Sara Sampaio as an example.

Living Coral shares a vividness perception, but yet an ambience of glamor. Brandon Maxwell demonstrated how it work in the September New York show by using an eye-catching fiery coral hue in his tailored outfits, and putting on a shining golden twisted belt as an accent.

Apart from these, coral offers a gentle vibes for one’s look as well. As presented by Elisabetta Franchi, she shaded the coral-inspired tulle skirts and coats softly with gradual colours in her runway show, featuring with belts, beltbags and earrings altogether in similar colour tone to mix and match.

In 2019, we expect seeing fashion and accessory industries to use a wider range of Living Coral continually, from peachy to orangey hues generated a warm-shaded undertone, in the upcoming seasons.

 

Source: Pantone & DNA Web Team

Photo Courtesy: Prada, Sara Sampaio, Brandon Maxwell, Elisabetta Franchi

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2018/12/05

Let's get amazed with the Spring/Summer 2019 hair accessories! For this brand new season, designers and hair stylists are not afraid to play it loud and bold. Hair accessories like big headbands, big tiaras, colourful scarves, ribbons, bows and big flowers will all come into play.

Echoing the trends and motifs shown on the brands’ runways, the Spring/Summer 2019 will see plenty bohemian, princess and girlish designs.

#1. Flowers

With the spring drawing near, we see plenty various puffy flowers tuck in the hair, adding romantic and extravagant flair to the total look. See Rodarte, Dolce & Gabbana as examples. Not only roses piled atop the head, Dolce & Gabbana offers another whimsical idea of mixing big roses with a soup can on head.

#2. Princess Tiaras

We will see how designers take tiaras to another splendid level from wedding crown to a wearable artwork piece. For example, the tiaras of Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci look opulent and regal, while Rick Owens one gives an architectural yet minimalist twist on the tiara trend.

#3. Hair Scarves

Scarves are largely used on the runways this season, bringing a bohemian or travel-inspired vibe to the catwalks, lively vivid. An interesting found is how stylists use scarf to wrap around models’ heads, making wanderlust theme even more stand out, see Alexander Wang as example. The headscarves at Dolce & Gabbana are wrapped around the head and tied at the front, just above the bangs, shows another romantic rockabilly vibe.

#4. Bows and Ribbons

Ribbons and bows add cuteness and girlishness to the look, while still keeping the sense of sophistication. The little black bows and ribbons are commonly seen, yet elegant and edgy. Why not start using bows and ribbons to decor your hair and spice up your season?

#5. Lace Hair Accessories

Romantic yet versatile, lace is the best material to show demure femininity. For Marc Jacobs, stylist uses white lace to wrap around the ponytail and turn it into a flower-like knot, with some of the lace covering the face to leave the sense of seductive mystery.

#6. Fashion Headbands

This season, headbands will change your perception from sporty youthful one to fashion-forward or grungy punk. See Prada’s and Saint Laurent’s as example, both look 70s-inspired but injected with a grungy punk glam with studs. Another highlight is Simone Rocha’s, decorated with colourful beads and feather, it is full of texture and dynamics.

#7. Sporty Headbands

Athleisure is an emerging theme in the upcoming season. We’ll see plenty sporty headbands mixing and matching with the outfit, practical, functional and trend-setting. Look at Christian Dior and Fila ones.

#8. Hairpin-Earring Combo

An interesting hair accessory trend that blurred the line between jewellery and hair accessories is glamorously about the hairpin earring two-in-one combo. At Zimmermann, this accessory consists of a golden bird-motif hair clip, which is attached by strings of hook earrings, adding motion to the whole piece. Similar effect is on flowers-motif from Versace.

#9. Bobby Pins

This season, bobby pins are meant to be shown and stacked to create unique geometric shapes or patterns to the hair, artistically edgy and chic.

#10. Wrapped Around a Ponytail

Many whimsical materials come to wrap around the ponytail, like leather, plastic, adding creative texture, ambience and touch to the hair. To go well with this style, ponytail can be set in braids, or twisted hair buns.

#11. Extraordinary Hair Clips & Barrettes

Not-to-miss also includes the oversized hair clips and barrettes, such as ones made of feathers as spotted at Dries Van Noten or plastic wires like the minimalist design by Alberto Zambelli.

 

Source: Glowsly (Maya Adivi)

Photo Courtesy: Livingly, Vogue, Glowsly

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