Spring 2017 Key Accessories Blend Future With Retro

Mi Mu

Watches, sunglasses, hats and personal leather goods, fashion’s finishing touches, will make an important contribution next spring. Wearable technology, from fitness band bracelets to smart watches and cell phone covers will become key. Simultaneously, there will be a retro design element. Eyewear in particular borrows shapes from the past but re-interprets them scaled up in size and in new materials. Hats will go from ath/leisure sport to garden party pretty, and personal leather goods will have to be able to accommodate a myriad of mobile devices.


1. Hach by Objest

Strictly modern architectural lines in a grey and black watch aim into the future

2. Ralph Lauren 3. Obaku 4. XME

Wristwatches get smaller with narrow bands. Designs can be retro classic or convey modern feminine allure. Rose gold will remain a strong look in metal


5. IceLink

A 4-time zone watch in rose gold accessorizes perfectly fashion’s move to blush and beige. Retro sunglasses get oversized

6. Bottega Veneta / IMAXtree 7. Milan Street / IMAXtree

Cats’ eye sunglasses, a fifties favourite eyewear silhouette, fast-forwards into a new era larger in scale and in modern materials

8. Hermès / IMAXtree 9. Cacharel

Round lenses are another retro revival for sunglasses. Again, they are sized larger than their original predecessors. A straw boater hat adds to the vintage mood

10. Mara Hoffmann 11. Street Fashion / IMAXtree

Ath/leisure baseball-style caps and little floral straw toppers are perfect finishing touches for summer activities, from weddings to picnics


12. Ambrosia

Pick your tablet size and get a luxurious snake print cover

13. Emily Sato 14. London Street / IMAXtree

Cell phone covers go for chic individuality with 3-D printed covers or alternatively they become a simple small bag with a long chain to be worn like a necklace


15. Kenzo / IMAXtree

Multiple devices can be stored in individual pouches clipped to a belt…go hands-free next spring


16. Vanessa Rey

The ultimate all-in-one wallet on a string will compact but large enough to carry all essentials