TREND REPORTS

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Trends: Global Jewellery Store Design

Last month I was commissioned by WGSN to write a report about trends in jewellery store design. This exciting project involved researching new store openings across the globe, amassing a group of pioneering new jewellery boutiques – both branded and independent – for the report. With retail becoming ever-more focused on giving customers an experience, […]

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TRENDS: FLORAL JEWELLERY BLOOMS AGAIN

Floral motifs have been revived in a host of incarnations, from chunky acrylic cuffs to delicate diamond earrings. Kathryn Bishop discovers what’s blossoming this season. Fom Fei Liu’s Peony collection to Zoe & Morgan’s Hindu-inspired Mandala ring, an array of flower jewellery has bloomed once again. The flower is one of jewellery’s most timeless and feminine themes, […]

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ADORN LONDON: BECCA’S SCULPTURAL JEWELS FOR PETER JENSEN

During London Fashion Week a particular show caught my eye, that of Peter Jensen whose models – thanks to their striking sculptural jewellery – became human artworks among the rooms of the Institute of Contemporary Art. A closer look revealed their earrings to be miniature mobiles, akin to those of current Tate Modern darling Alexander Calder. Beautifully designed […]

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ADORN LONDON: ALEXIS BITTAR X JEREMY SCOTT

  The world of ready-to-wear fashion means must-have accessories are going from catwalk to street style faster than you can make room in your jewellery box. The perfect example of this was the bold neon jewellery created for Jeremy Scott’s Fall 16 RTW runway by New York’s Alexis Bittar. Within a few hours of the NYFW catwalk show […]

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COLLECTION: Soie Dior Couture Jewellery

Scrolls, pleats, twists… The swirling, flowing, silken texture of ribbon has inspired Soie Dior, the latest couture collection from Dior Joaillerie presented in the midst of Paris Couture. With pops of colour that echo Raf Simon’s recent Dior Couture fall 2015 runway, the collection toys with the sumptuous texture and colours of silk. Bursts of bright, […]

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SUMMER FASHION AND JEWELLERY TRENDS 2016

I’ve recently been commissioned by Austrian fine jeweller Aenea Jewellery to write blog content and stories for its website. With fresh pearl collections and vibrant gemstone jewellery, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know the team behind Aenea and their precious pieces. Here’s a little snippet of what I’ve been writing, for a post […]

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Adorn Insight: How subculture impacts jewellery

There’s a growing subculture impacting jewellery that I recently wrote about for leading global jewellery intelligence and trends service Adorn Insight. As the current political unrest felt globally filters down into fashion and forms of self-expression, I took a closer look at how rebellion – combined with a sense of British nostalgia – is bringing a certain edge back […]

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TRENDS: CAPTURING CONTAINED CHAOS IN JEWELLERY

  Jewellery design can fall into a trap of geometry and precision that would make a mathematician proud. But what happens when designers and high-end jewellers let loose with their use of stones and metals? A scintillating array of jewels where randomness becomes the very selling point.  Sometimes the quest for perfection can take jewellery […]