Spring Fashion Preview

Sep 12, 2012

Here in the Jewelry Stringing office, we've been planning our Spring 2013 issue for quite some time now. In fact, a few weeks ago we released our Contributor Guidelines with all the info you need to know in order to submit your own jewelry designs to the magazine. (I encourage everyone to check them out--we're always looking for great designs to share with our readers!) In order to prepare those guidelines, our staff researched the predicted fashion trends for Spring 2013. It always amazes me that people can know what's going to be in style months from now! With New York's Fashion Week in full swing now, it's been fun for me to look online at the coverage of that event. Those fashion prognosticators were right on! Below, I'll show you a few of my favorite items and discuss how they tie in to Jewelry Stringing's spring issue themes. Do join in the fun and submit your design ideas!

This flapper look was designed by Chadwick Bell. In our Contributor Guidelines, we've asked contributors to create jewelry that demonstrates the same VINTAGE MOXIE (see the guidelines for the full palette).

Here's what we're looking for: In anticipation of the upcoming release of the newest Great Gatsby film, interest in the styles of the Roaring 20s will be renewed. Jewelry you submit for this section should represent a modern twist on flapper fashions: swinging lariats, tassels, rhinestones, pearls, and/or other design elements typical of Art Deco jewelry, such as colorful stones and geometric shapes. The Jazz Era was a colorful period, and so we’ve assigned to this section a palette of vibrant jewel tones softened by a neutral taupe.

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at: http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/vintage-moxie/

This mod dress from Carolina Herrera has some great neon accents. In our Contributor Guidelines, we've asked contributors to create jewelry using HIGH VOLTAGE brights (see the guidelines for the full palette).

Here's what we're looking for:It’s spring, and the sun shines brighter every day. To celebrate, we ask you to design with these bright, saturated, look-at-me colors that lend themselves to fun, trendy designs. Use these bold hues as they appear, or give them extra punch by taking them neon. Materials you might want to use in your jewelry designs include plastic beads, colored chain, and bright crystals, rhinestones, and semiprecious stones. To match, consider shiny metals, such as bright gold, copper, and silver.


See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at: http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/high-voltage/

This gorgeous dress from Tory Burch is in a pale mint color. In our Contributor Guidelines, we've asked contributors to create jewelry using BLEACHED BRIGHTS like this (see the guidelines for the rest of the palette). 

Here's what we're looking for: As a counterpoint to our high-voltage category, we present this palette of bleached, chalky colors in upbeat, feminine tones—blush pink, dusty lavender, buttery yellow, pistachio green, robin’s egg blue. It is a pretty but unassuming collection of washed-out, barely-there colors, colors that will lend themselves to soft, fresh jewelry designs. Consider using matte or pearlescent materials in these designs, and don’t shy away from metallic accents.


See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at: http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/bleached-brights/

This casual printed dress from Custo Barcelona looks like something someone would wear to the Coachella music festival. In our Contributor Guidelines, we've asked contributors to create jewelry with a similar COACHELLA CHIC vibe (see the guidelines for the rest of the palette).

Here's what we're looking for: Named for the annual music festival that has become an unofficial showcase of the latest bohemian-chic and indie fashion trends, this palette is made up of natural colors with some added oomph. Jewelry you submit to this section might have a tribal or ethnic flair. Materials and motifs you might want to consider include metal feathers and arrows, leather and knotting, turquoise, and raw/unfinished beads and stones. Don’t be afraid to make a statement!

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at: http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/coachella-chic/


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ctutt wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 10:57 AM

Re: "amazing how these people know months in advance what will be in style..."

LOL  - THEY DON'T!!

They dream up clothing somewhat different from last year, change the colors and accents, and 'unveil' it as The New Look. Then all the little sheep who want to be 'in style' are herded off to buy and wear whatever the 'designers' came up with...whether it's good or 'baaaaa-d' !!   I gave up years ago allowing some bored textile-arts major determine what I am gonna wear...  

BethM@3 wrote
on Oct 23, 2012 1:47 AM

Great post!  I'm especially excited if long, swingy lariats and ropes are all the rage this spring - these are my favorite types of necklaces to create and to wear!