Glamour Trend ~ The Darkness of Desire
Discovering new inspiration in the fantastical and the mystical is the focal point for this glamorous Fall 2014 trend entitled ‘The Darkness of Desire’. This captivating trend focuses on intuition and mysticism – that richly imagined repository of our deepest emotions, a dark realm of superstition, spells, shadowy secrets and unspoken passions.
This theme hinges on our ability to dream, to imagine, to look beyond the illusions of life. Dark passions and desires are as much a part of the everyday as our desires for happiness, peace and well-being.
The theme encompasses the importance of moving away from the robotic society that surrounds us, distancing ourselves from formulaic models, and delving into the creative ether surrounding the design world.
Mystery, intuition and magic are all evoked in this theme.
Our fascination with light evolves into a fascination with darkness –
the depth of shadows and shadowy secrets.
“This is where old-fashion beauty and savoir-faire meet contemporary creativity”
(A+A Design FW 2015-16).
Jewelry emulates mysterious, naturally grown forms with tiny intricacies and small oddities.
Crystals sit alongside antique beads, pearls, and patina surfaces to add a touch of glamorous sparkle and tangled metal forms. Decadence and embellishments return – taking us away from the minimalism of the past few seasons, heralding a strong return to opulent ornamentation.
There is almost a regal opulence to designs, representing a somewhat faded nobility for the modern day. Eclectic shapes and precious materials appear to contain a secret story.
Minimalism is abandoned entirely within this jewelry trend and blends both history and emotion. Tarnished finishes recall dark desires and focus on the past – a key trend driver for major design directions.
Pendants and beads combine to create an individualistic style statement. Nostalgia and a focus on heritage are conveyed within the beautiful finish of the stunning crystal patina.
Deep and mysterious colors and coatings such as Jet, Jet Hematite, Crystal Silver Night and Black Patina pair well with the deeper brown tones such as Jet Nut, Dorado 2X, Smoked Topaz and Crystal Bronze Shade. Lighter coatings such as Crystal Silver Shade and Crystal Golden Shadow transition into light and dark purple tones. The Light Amethyst and Smokey Mauve pairs well with Crystal Antique Pink, and Crystal Paradise Shine who’s multicolored effect brings out tones that compliment Tanzanite, Crystal Lilac Shadow, Amethyst and Blackberry Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl.
Materials that both suck in and radiate out light – fabrics fit for royalty – are heavily embellished with crystal.
Rich, ornamental detailing with botanical inspiration is set with subtle crystal Pave’ to create elaborate, luxurious designs.
Exquisitely mysterious: purple and grays couple with smokey browns to evoke mystery and magic.
Spontaneous compositions evoke an impression of ethereal whimsy.