Continuously detecting and analyzing upcoming social, consumer and design directions, the trend team ensures that Swarovski stays ahead of the curve by uncovering future influences and potentials for the accessory market. The essence of their evaluations is accessible as Trend Study Accessories – a forecast of the main accessory trends in 2019.
In the search for the truly authentic we find answers in looking back at simpler times and basic needs. The desire to combat stress and sensory overload is translated into slowing down and focusing on life‘s essentials.
The focus on natural materials fosters a reconnection with our senses and a liaison with nature. Items are versatile, trans-seasonal and durable to stand the test of time. Warm and earthy color tones further emphasize this trend’s upgrade of the simplistic and essential. The defining color scheme for this trend includes Crystal Ivory Cream (001 L106S), Jet (280), Topaz (203), Rose Peach (262), Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl (001 951) and Crystal Dark Red (001 L108S).
As technology continues to transform many aspects of our lives, the pace of change is reflected in sci-fi-inspired designs, sustainability initiatives and retro inspiration. The increased fear of a robotic future sees these elements incorporated into designs to minimize the impact of the on-going humanization of automation.
Bright colors not only reference a sports aspect, but also function to uplift our mood as we increasingly feel the downsides of being connected and always available. Intense pops of color – from scarlet to majestic blue – serve to boost and brighten the spirit. The defining color scheme for this trend includes Crystal Buttercup (L124S), Scarlet (276), Crystal Lilac (L126S), Khaki (550), Crystal Royal Green (L109S) and Majestic Blue (296).
The continual and emerging focus on our world in crisis – climate, population explosion and lack of resources – creates a strong demand for designs that reference nature and drive attention to the importance of the topic. A backlash against the increasing invasion of technology is at the core of the trend.
This counter-trend to globalization is peacefully protesting against the erosion of the natural. By clothing ourselves in materials and designs we show affinity and belief in a sustainable future. Warm and deep colors contribute ease and comfort to the emerging designs. The defining color scheme for this trend includes Amethyst (204), Crystal Powder Pearl (001 352), Liquid Smoked Topaz (221), Light Topaz (226), Black Diamond (215) and Indicolite (379).
The social focus on individualization sees consumers looking for one-of-a-kind eccentric and amazing accessories. A reaction to the Normcore trend of the past seasons, a strong return to extreme opulence in the Glamcore direction can be observed.
Self-expression and the re-integration of the theatrical into fashion are located at the heart of this trend and celebrated alongside the lightness and joy of life. Bold colors contribute to the fascinating fierceness of the resulting designs. The defining color scheme for this trend includes Crystal Iridescent Dove Grey Pearl (001 954), Padparadscha (542), Crystal Peony Pink (001 L113S), Crystal Metallic Blue (001 METBL), Emerald (205) and Crystal Rose Gold (001 ROGL).