Jewelry and accessories are some of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe, and we’ve seen a lot of Philippine-made pieces at the 70th edition of Manila FAME to take you straight to 2020.
Nature in the form of stylized flowers and animals, as well as natural materials and sea creatures will all be having a heyday, according to Vogue. While whowahatwear.com along with other forecasting sites point to hoops and pearls as reimagined traditional pieces to collect.
Here’s what to look out for:
Raw, undulating forms, sculptural construction, minimalist details, and a free play in materials make these pieces stand out.
2. Quirky Filipiniana
Cebu designer Strozzi does a whimsical take on Filipino motifs like the bahay kubo (hut) and jeepney with her enamel and shell on brass accessories.
The bold geometric forms and colors the Bauhaus movement from the 1920s-30s, and Post Modernism, its distant cousin, was seen in these young designers’ accessories. Tropik Beatnik uses recycled plastic for some of its jewelry creations.
See pearls in a new light in hoops, lariats, and baroque pearl variants. These timeless accessories will go well beyond 2020.
5. Cameos & Pendants
This is a throwback to vintage or antique jewelry with a Victorian or ecclesiastical feel, with some pieces referencing to the Filipino tambourin necklace.
6. Sea Creatures
Biologist-turned-designer Ken Samudio has the best “under the sea” jewelry pieces and other fashion accessories with mother-of-pearl seahorses, nautilus shells, and scallops.
A quiet and sophisticated elegance can be found in these jewelry pieces made out of enamel, pearl, gold, and recycled materials.
The birds, the bees, and pretty much every other animal from that kingdom was represented in stud earrings, drops, rings, and pins.
See the other jewelry trends from the 70th edition of Manila FAME in this video:
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