SWAROVSKI’S MEGA TRENDS OF 2018
The New Innovations and Inspirations within Swarovski’s New Perspectives Trends give us a refreshing design palette to ignite our creativity as we look forward to an interesting future in fashion and jewelry expressions.
Today we explore one of the four top jewelry and fashion trends entitled
The NO NORMAL trend pushes our standard ideas and perceptions away from the norm, into a brave new world, where expressions of oneself are boundless.
This trend embraces lofty ideals of loving yourself and others despite all differences.
We are becoming more open to change, in all ways, including gender, race, religion, and society. This includes transitioning in our beliefs, embracing different perspectives, allowing others to be free to be who they truly are. All of this offers us hope fr a more inclusive future.
The color pallet highlighted within this jewelry and fashion trend include a new take on the traditionally bold tones. Softening the intensity of some primary colors with a lacquer effect, creates more of a gemstone look and incorporating natural neutral hues such as clear Crystal and White Opal, provides you with designs that can be paired with many different outfits.
Colors Influencing this NO NORMAL Trend Include:
Rose Peach is a soft peach to pink tone that evokes cherry blossoms in spring and English roses in late summer to create a bold, yet subtle romantic, and always elegant quality. The Rose Peach beautifully compliments all skin tone types and is particularly popular in wedding jewelry.
Denim Blue is a classic intermediate blue tone with a subtle hint of grey blending nicely with Montana blue and can be used both casually and transition seamlessly for sophisticated evening-wear. This color blends seamlessly with the exceptionally popular denim trend.
Crystal Royal Green Shiny Lacquer is a charming emerald green tone, created to emulate the rich and majestic colors found in an authentic emerald gem. This regal hue is accentuated by a subtle, yet stylish shimmer that captures the graceful and intriguing radiance within a true emerald.
Crystal is the April birthstone color representing a clear diamond and its translucent quality creates a subtle shine of prismatic colors that complements all shades of the color spectrum.
Crystal Dark Red Shiny Lacquer is a deep coral like or red wine type of color, similar to the Siam red but not quite as dark. The Shiny Lacquer coating is applied to the top of the crystal, creating a refined shimmer exposing the rich red tones underneath.
White Opal can also be used for the October birthstone color and is white in nature saturated in a milky opalescence that gives it a light romantic quality.
Jewelry Design Trends and Directions
Metals are configured into complex meandering forms that are exclusive and unique.
The word customization takes on a new meaning, as design trends shift to celebrate human “imperfections” and personalized details.
Crystal Fancy Stones, Beads and Pearls of various sizes and styles are utilized as all-over caviar coatings in random or geometric layouts for depth and luxurious tactility.
Sculptural jewels juxtaposed with the delicate beauty of a glossy gemstone look, create a dramatic fusion of edgy and graceful.
Deconstructed settings and “one-of-a-kind” jewelry designs are increasing due to the personalization demands of the Millennials.
Pieces are being designed to be worn as extensions of the wearer’s body.
FASHION DESIGN DIRECTIONS
The exciting new fusion of minimalism and maximalism explores unexpected pairings, merging the eclectic with the conventionally classic.
Classic minimalist staples such as the white shirt, transforms into a background to re-imagined shapes and suiting.
A major focus will be on voluminous sleeves and loose panels, which will detach themselves from the main garment.
A focus on charming basics, which are well designed and devoted to the user, without neglecting beauty, will take hold.
I hope this new jewelry and fashion trends inspire you to create your hearts desire!