Fall/Winter 2013/14 Apparel and Accessories Trend Report 3

Swarovski Elements, Beads, Pendants, Crystals, Bracelets, Pandora bracelet, Findings, bead cap, Shamballa, bone beads, stretch bracelet, Sterling silver, BeCharmed beads, Pearls, Machine cut glass bead, Necklace, Crystal Swarovski Pearl, Crystal beads, Glass beads
Ready-to-Wear Trends

IV. Textures and Materials

Exotics: Head to toe croc ensembles and snakeskin panels in apparel, color and surface textures and embossed leathers in accessories.

Haircalf and Ponyhair: Head to toe looks in apparel, short-haired fur in accessories. The newness is in the combinations like pony hair with leather and colored hair calf combinations.

Textured leather: Treatments to leather include embossed, laser cuts, perforated. Leather apparel has a wide variety of textures, all-over cutouts and stamping. Accessories have perforated designs and buckles and details that are stamped on to create the illusion of these effects.

Suede: Full pants suits, leather trim skirts. The newness is in the application of contrasting materials.

Velvet: Updated in drape silhouettes and military structured designs.

Knits: Variety of patterns like shaggy and open-knit.

Menswear fabrics: Gingham, herringbone, plaids, checks, tweeds. The newness is in how they are incorporated into accessories by combining materials like wood and leather, patchwork clutches.

Tortoise: This trend is seen all in accessories where we see lather imitating tortoise and actual tortoise shells being used. The message is to slow down in the fast-pace high-tech world.

Plastic: New materials are being created with technological advances, recycled materials also being seen. Accessories focus on sleek plastic designs.

To be continued...