All you need to update your wardrobe is an exciting new piece of jewelry, and Bijorhca, the semi-annual jewelry and watch fair held in Paris earlier this month had plenty. The fair was well organized, fine jewelry and watches in the front of the hall, and fashion jewelry grouped around a well-conceived trend area. In addition, the lower floor of Bijorhca was entirely devoted to suppliers to the jewelry industry showing new beads and findings, a great source of inspiration.
Although the trend area proposed fall/winter 2016/17 trends, we felt that many concepts were simply as valid going forward, and many vendors showed already spring/summer 2017 collections in tune with those trends.
French jewelry designers took their cue from the fall runway collections in Paris where many shades of pink were shown. Chanel in particular loved hot pink tweed suits, but softer pinks and blush were equally as represented in fall collections. Jewelry designers focused on the romantic as well as on more modern interpretations incorporating shades of pink.
5. Bijoux ML 6. Zoe Bonbon
From leather bands to simple beads, soft pinks could accessorize winter pales or highlight dark fashions…or simply wait for next spring
9. Bijorhca Trend Area 10. Clotilde Silva Unger
Flowers are not just a spring trend. Dark printed winter blooms and jacquards with elaborate vine and floral patterns were represented in many designer collections.
11. Bijorhca Trend Area 12. Beatrice Des Rousseaux
When the dress is plain, elaborate appliqués or an important piece of jewelry can make the difference. Winter florals will segue into spring
13. Christian Lacroix 14. Nona X Naouchka 15. Mysen
Colourful blooms lighten up a dark watch, and 3-D metal cast floral motifs on bracelets are simply timeless
16. Bijorhca Trend Area 17. Philippe Ferrandis
Two trends in one: an on-going fascination with anything military has moved the colour olive and stylized camouflage patterns to the forefront
20. Arctus 21. Votus Mademoiselle
Protective shield necklaces for galactic warriors rock!
22. Bijorhca Trend Area 23. Philippe Ferrandis
Velvet and feathers and mysterious darks get bold jewelry accents