Marc by Marc Jacobs: Pop Color Accessories -

The Spring/Summer 2012 collections have already seen a lot of bold color, playful surfaces and fresh shapes and the recent Marc by Marc Jacobs show was a perfect example of all the above. With fruity colored see-through vizors and box-shaped handbags, the Marc collection was bang on-trend. With a nod to retro train and vanity cases, the Boxy bag has been slowly ...
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The Eyes Have It In New York

From left to right; Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Tim Hamilton, Lacoste The Spring/ Summer 2012 collections are well under way and our first looks at the New York runways are already confirming a number of accessories trends that we highlighted ahead of the season. One of the most apparent is the bold Summer eyewear design direction showcased on the runways. The relaxed ...
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Stylesight IJL Kickstart Trend Award

This week I had the pleasure to award one of the Kickstart designers from this year's International Jewellery London show with the first Stylesight Kickstart Trend Award. After meeting with each of the ten jewelry designers I had the truly difficult task of deciding who should win this title and a year's subscription to Stylesight. As this was the first trade ...
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Oh Boy! The New Chanel Bag!

Chanel has proudly presented a new bag into the fold today with the Boy Chanel. The simple aesthetic evokes a more androgynous look, and hint at the masculine inspiration behind its conception. Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld explains: "Chanel used men's underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact, it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it ...
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3 of The Best : Technology Accessory Brands

We have been talking a lot about new technology accessories over at Stylesight HQ and after putting together our edit of the key trends influencing the growing market for mobile technology cases, bags and sleeves we wanted to share 3 of our new favorite brands, each with it's own dynamic signature style. Capulet London The sleek, versatile nature of the collection from ...
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Jewelry Marketing Innovation : The Swarovski Treasure Hunt

Stills from the 'Discover Your Light' film Jewelry and lifestyle super brand Swarovski are joining in on the interactive gaming marketing evolution with a big screen debut of the short film 'Discover Your Light', centered around the Nirvana ring, the launch of which will be celebrated with an exhilarating treasure hunt through the city of London. Working with artist, photographer, and director ...
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Thakoon’s Scarf For Somalia

Stylesight favorite Thakoon has gone up even further in our estimations with his new design initiative to raise money for the famine sufferers in The Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. To raise funds and awareness of the current crisis Thakoon has created a limited edition, beautifully striking Masai plaid scarf, and is donating 100% of ...
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Editorial Inspiration via Indie Magazine Summer 2011

Scouting through our latest batch of magazines one of our favorite, accessories heavy, men's editorial shoots was from Austrian independent magazine, Indie, shot by photographer Niclas Heikkinen and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen. The tough retro biker looks are complemented with neat neckerchiefs, which we picked up on as a key item for next Spring/ Summer, and weighty metal accessories undoubtably ...
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Pippa Small Launches New Turquoise Mountain Collection

Jewelry designer Pippa Small has been designing pieces using found objects from around the world since childhood. After honing her skills at Dosa, Nicole Farhi, Tom Ford, and Chloe, Small decided to focus her attention on the concept of ethical jewelry. The designer has been working with the Afghanistan based charity Turquoise Mountain for the past three years to help ...
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Human Hair : The New Sustainable Sunglasses Material

U.K.-based design studio Studio Swine have produced an ingenious collection of fashion eyewear that uses human hair as the main frame material. Addressing the use of human hair as a viable and sustainable material, designers Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami used the binding agent bioresin to create the 100% biodegradable material. Aside from the impressive sustainable quality and implications for more ...
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The Reinvention of the Coach Man

Above left; Coach Fall/ Winter Men's campaign, right; the design process, below; the NY design team led by Greg Unis, vice president of men's merchandising We all know that the Men's accessories market is a growing area, and has been for a few years now, but the evidence shown by the Coach Executive team in a recent article in the Wall ...
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MAWI X Disney Couture

When the look book for the new MAWI X Disney Couture jewelry collaboration dropped into our inbox this morning, we couldn't help with smile with a little bit of nostalgia and girly charm this is one of the best partnership collections we've seen from Disney Couture. Minnie mouse is the focus of the range, and pops up in the form ...
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We Love … Armor Rings

Bubbling up on the streets for a few months now the armor ring is popping up everywhere as the new take on goth luxe jewelry. The articulated Vivienne Westwood rings were the forerunner to this trend by a long shot, along with a number or goth styled pieces worn by early adopters. This heavy, medieval-like style is becoming a popular design ...
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Jewels, Jewels, Jewels at J.A New York

Our Stylesight New York team headed over to the Javits Center last week to preview some of the new collections from over 1,200 international costume and fine jewelry designers and suppliers at the JA New York Trade Show. Over 13, 000 jewelry professionals attended the show and bought into a number of trends noted by Stylesight's accessories team. Innovative geometric cast pieces ...
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Porter x Pointer Collaboration

The latest installment of the Porter x Pointer collaboration resulted in a color-blocked, versatile capsule range that includes a city messenger bag that can also be used as a backpack, and an accompanying snap wallet. Mixing colors and textures with nylon and mesh materials reflects key elements from both brands. The collection is in stores now.
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