Thursday, February 26, 2009
I have been perusing fashion magazines, style websites and culture blogs to determine what are the fashion and design trends for Spring 2009. Don't get me wrong...I am not a slave to fashion. As a matter of fact, the most important thing clothes must be for me is comfortable. But as a jewelry maker, I am interested in what women will be wearing and buying this season (which can't get here soon enough for me!).
From my readings, I have culled the following:
colors: black & white, bright colors (yellow, purple, blue and pink), pastels (I know this seems like now we are including every color imaginable to man...but I'm only reporting what others are writing.)
fabrics: sheers, floral, animal and ethnic prints
design: ruffles, 3-D construction (think hard ruffles!)
jewelry: big bib (say that three times fast!) necklaces, over-sized earrings
affordability: self-explanatory although what some of these experts consider affordable is not what I consider affordable
I already incorporate affordability into my jewelry (my definition) and although I am somewhat limited because I use only vintage beads and chains in my designs, I think there are enough trendy color choices to keep me working.
Any other trends you've spotted? (Oh! an animal print...Ha Ha)