Trade Show Roundup: COEUR

Stylesight recently dropped by New York's edition of COEUR, and in addition to a pleasantly relaxed environment and friendly vendors, we found multiple callout-worthy products. Jewelry dominated the offerings, and many of the standout styles had a hand-crafted and/or exotic feel. Scroll down for highlights: Sequence's bracelets are created by Salvadorian artisans. Helveta Vyotlag's use of wood is interesting and new. Kristen Elspeth's designs feature porcupine ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Fold Hold

Soft, bendable materials and folded or rolled styling make new oversized clutches aesthetically fresh and easy to carry. Some styles shown for F/W 13 are simply bent in half, while openings for wrists to rest in and strapped scroll silhouettes thoughtfully update the item. – Whitney Kessler
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Trade Show Roundup: JA New York

Stylesight dropped by fine jewelry trade show JA New York last week, where we spotted new interpretations of ongoing trends, as well as some fresh standouts. Here's a roundup of what we saw: ◆ Burst silhouettes; star and sunburst looks continue to gain momentum: ◆ Often appearing on drop earrings:     ◆ Druzy surfaces are increasingly popular:   ◆ Collar shapes evolve: and incorporate cute novelty ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Make ‘Em Matte -

Emerging at key shows in multiple cities, matte black eyewear frames look new. Styles range from thick plastic cat eye or round sunglasses to Simone Rocha’s more directional, knitted nerd specs. – Whitney Kessler
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Runway Trend Alert – Zebra Stripes -

Zebra patterns are among the freshest animal motifs to emerge on F/W 13 bags, with stripes created via piecing or printing. Black and white palettes are both classically zebra and of-the-moment, while unconventionally vibrant hues update. – Whitney Kessler
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Runway Trend Alert – Pocketbags -

In sync with looks shown on the Men's F/W 13 runways, bags constructed to showcase multiple compartments are now emerging for Women as well. Doubled gussets resembling pleats have appeared in several collections, while Alexander Wang’s carriers — with completely unconnected bottoms — took the concept a step further. – Whitney Kessler 
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Runway Trend Alert – Damsels in Dickies -

Reviving an old-timey item, designers are styling knit or leather dickies over tops and dresses for F/W 13. Most styles are turtlenecked, hinting that this might be a new neck-warmer silhouette. – Whitney Kessler
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Nanette Lepore Debuts New Accessories for Fall -

We visited the Nanette Lepore showroom on Tuesday and got a sneak peak at the label's new accessories produced in-house, which are launching for F/W 13. We loved this iridescent hologram leather.   We're all about The Camera Bag; these ones have interesting, unconventional hexagon screws as studs.   Belts were ultra-sleek and clean-lined. The teal and berry leathers were really rich; rose gold hardware is ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Coordinated Carriers -

It’s easy to miss many of the bags shown on the F/W 13 Men's runways, as garment-matched materials and motifs have a camouflaging effect. Backpacks, satchels and carryalls are perfectly coordinated with outerwear, suits or bottoms, giving new meaning to the concept of "twinset" for Men.
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Chanel Debuts Flask Bags -

Freshly unveiled for Pre-Fall 13, Chanel's Sporran Flask Bag emerged as one of the Scottish-inspired collection's standout accessories. It comes in two sizes and is equipped with a crossbody strap, for hands-free booze hauling.
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Runway Trend Alert – Cute Caps -

An array of sweet hats have emerged for Pre-Fall 13, from rain-hoods and fur-lined aviators to more diminutive berets, beanies and garrison caps. Many styles conjure the Mod 1960s — structured toques and molded equestrian looks, in particular.
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Runway Trend Alert – Flat Out -

Flattening out for Pre-Fall 13, bags feature minimal or no gussets in favor of pancake-like silhouettes. Oversized styles look sleek with razor-thin profiles, and bendable clutches are easy to grip. Expandable accordion-pleated gussets that can be styled open or closed make size adjustable.
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Runway Trend Alert – Small Caps -

  While hat offerings have been varied on London’s runways, some styles — most petite in proportion — are already proving to be key. Perhaps taking a cue from last summer’s festival set, designers are showcasing micro-size knit beanies, perched at the crown and rolled or folded away from the face. Additionally, small bucket hats and berets – soft or structured – ...
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Coming Soon: Stella McCartney Optical

Stella McCartney is on a roll. Following an extremely impressive 2012, in which her accomplishments included designing Olympic uniforms for team Great Britain and being named both Designer Brand and Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, McCartney announced this week that she'll be launching an optical line in February. Licensed with Luxottica, who also handles the designer's sunglasses, ...
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Courrèges Launches Sunglasses for Spring

French label Courrèges, a pioneer of the 60s Space Age aesthetic, has partnered with eyewear specialist Alain Mikli to debut a new line of sunglasses for Spring 13. The collection, which is part of the brand's overall redevelopment at the hands of new owners Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting, will launch with select opticians, multi-brand stores and at the brand's Paris ...
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