Inhorgenta Munich has offered its advice for SS15 trends in the jewellery and watches sector, citing a summer of opposites with bold colours, pastel tones, geometric shapes and soft florals all performing strongly.
In terms of colours, organisers and trend-spotters at the annual trade event have pinpointed powdery rose, ecru, light green, pale blue and lilac as ones to watch. Translated into gemstones, this means lots of tourmaline, rose quartz, chalcedony, peridot, aquamarine and amethyst in SS15 collections.
In contrast, exhibitors at Inhorgenta in February also showcased bolder colours, including fuchsia, raspberry, aubergine, violet and petrol blue.
Brands and manufacturers were equally inspired by the Pantone colour of the year, Marsala – a deep reddish brown. It is being paired with yellow and rose gold hues, something which can also be seen in the AW15 offer from Michael Kors watches, for example.
In terms of design, Inhorgenta points out the dichotomy of geometric shapes and floral patterns in jewellery this summer. This can also be seen feeding through into AW15, with brands like Swarovski introducing its Winter Garden collection.
According to the Inhorgenta Munich trend report: “Bi-colored jewellery is increasingly gaining momentum in 2015. Not only pieces in classic white and yellow gold compounds are highly sought-after, but also stainless steel in combination with rose gold or a mix of ceramics and silver. Compositions of blackened iron and yellow gold are especially impressive. There is a lot of experimentation and improvisation with new materials especially in the wedding rings segment.
“A few jewellery manufacturers have already discovered the deep black carbon for themselves. Its structured surface provides an extravagant visual appearance which is contrastingly accentuated by gold or platinum.”
In the watches sector, trend-spotters point to slimmer shapes, retro designs and sporty rubber straps as the key markers of SS15.