Stripes continue to trend for women’s spring/summer 2015 accessories

The humble stripe is updated with multi-guages this season, a trend that works across the accessories and jewellery product categories.
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Craig Kauffman inspires molded plastics for MBMJ accessories

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley cited a group of artists at the Ferus gallery in L.A as a major point of reference for their second catwalk collection at MBMJ. Renowned for his work with vacum-formed plastics and acrylics, the specific influence Craig Kauffman had on the spring/summer 15 bags at MBMJ was clear to see; from the molded constructions and lozenge ...
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Is Apple’s smart watch the key to the wearables market?

The debate around Apple’s smart watch at WGSN seems to be whether, feature packed as it is, it will be enough to open up a market in the way that the iPhone and iPad did for smartphones and tablet sales. Because a market is what wearables just ain’t at the moment – when they become one, that’s when everything changes, when ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim signals a return to slouchy, unstructured bag silhouettes for spring/summer 2015

Loop-through straps and bracelet handles exaggerate soft silhouettes; updating the classic hobo for spring/summer 2015.
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Isa Arfen confirms super-size hair accessories are the next big thing -

Featured in our Emerging Trend report published earlier this year, XL hair accessories continue to emerge as a must-have for spring/summer 2015.
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Alexander Wang looks to iconic sneakers to inspire spring/summer 2015 accessories

Technical piecing, padded sections, bright colour pops and the pièce de résistance; Nike Air Max inspired air bubbles, left no doubt that sneakers were the inspiration behind the bags at Alexander Wang this season.
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Indigo shows signs of emerging as a key colour for women’s accessories at NYFW

The indigo blues that have emerged so strongly for women's apparel this season show signs of being just as important for accessories assortments, as demonstated at Jason Wu where inky snakeskin featured heavily.  
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MICA: the wearable tech you actually want to wear from Opening Ceremony and Intel

Anticipation builds as the unveiling of MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) at the upcoming Opening Ceremony spring/summer 2015, draws ever closer. Born out of the groundbreaking collaboration beteween fashion powerhouse Opening Ceremony and leading chip manufacturer Intel, the accessory combines semi-precious gems and water snakeskin with advanced technology that includes communications capabilities and wireless charging support, enabling the wearer to stay connected via SMS ...
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The trend for single earrings is set to continue into spring/summer 2015

Last season's must-have jewellery trend as championed by Vuitton and Celine isn't over yet as the girls at the Houghton show are spotted accesorising their 'borrowed from the boyfriend' looks with super-size single earrings.  
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The Mansur Gavriel Backpack

Fans of cult New York brand Mansur Gavriel will be excited to hear that they have added a backpack to their sleek range of Italian-made bags. Crafted from Italian vegetable tanned leather or coated calf, the backpack comes in two sizes; grande and mini, both of which feature an interior zipped compartment and adjustable straps. Predictably the backpack sold out almost immediately ...
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The Scrunchie’s Survival

There's no debating the resurgence of the late '80s hair accessory, the scrunchie. Spotted at this year's Osheaga festival, the trend confirms the recent online buzz seen across platforms such as Scrunchies of Instagram and the noteworthy piece in the The New York Times with Eva Chen weighing in on the hair craze. WGSN street shot, Osheaga festival 2014
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Opals have been on our radar for a while and these delicate pieces by WWAKE  are just one of the reasons this precious stone is having a moment right now. Established in 2011 by designer Wing Yau, WWAKE uses all natural Australian opals set in hand-sculpted forms cast from recycled metals. Photos courtesy of WWAKE  
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The Anya Hindmarch Mini-Mart

Open now until the end of September, the Anya Hindmarch Mini-Mart debuts the much-anticipated 'Counter Culture' collection for A/W 14/15. Situated in the heart of London's Mayfair at 99 Mount Street, the interior of the Mini-Mart combines neon signage with original shop fittings and our personal favourite; golden shopping baskets. The perfect setting for accessories that were inspired by the idea ...
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Runway Trend Alert — Warming Trend

Embracing red and orange for frames and lenses, designers are showcasing hot eyewear palettes for S/S 15. Metallic finishes give styles a techno feel and gradient tints update sporty shields.
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Runway Trend Alert — Appliqué Play

Appliqués festively decorate many C/R 15 bags, contributing surface texture and color. Embellishments range from hard plastics to feminine flowers, butterflies and bows.
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