The accessory design is paired with the key themes of the season while ultimate comfort and vintage revival trends come to the fore. Bags, softs, jewelry and eyewear trends blend seamlessly with clothing, creating a head-to-toe look that sums up the mindset of consumers. A mixture of optimism for the future, combined with physical and emotional protective properties, prepare us for this new era of fashion.
Playful vintage accessories
A happy, carefree feeling is created with accessories that reflect the playful trends on clothing. To reflect the more optimistic attitude of consumers and discover ideas, find comfort in nostalgia, softs, bags and jewelry take inspiration from vintage designs and memories from childhood. Handcrafted crochet, heirlooms, and toy-inspired embellishments capture a livelier and more hopeful sensibility.
Vintage revival designs are given an ultra-modern twist, inspired by futurism. Silhouettes and styles of the vintage era are made from modern, technical materials or matt plexiglass and high-gloss metallic finishes that are reminiscent of the space age. Strong, exaggerated proportions give a statement feeling with subtle protective and shielding properties, which are expressed in visor-like glasses and chunky jewelry.
Subtly structured softs
With the feel-good factor, an integral part of the seasonal trends are super soft and cozy accessories with casual, formal crossover elements in a subtly structured look and noble materials. The shapes are plump and padded with a soft grip, the proportions are oversized and the details are kept to a minimum. With their protective, hard-wearing properties, technical nylons allude to outdoor influences, while buttery-soft leather elevates pieces to a luxury level.
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