TRENDSPOTTING AT NYNOW GIFT SHOW

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NYNOW’S Fall/Winter edition wrapped up yesterday at the Javits Center and there were definite macro trends to be found, many of which can spill over into accessories. We did some trendspotting and found some amazing things–some wearable, some for the home. Come take a peek:

CHUNKY KNITS & ROPES

From hand-knit fashion accessories sold in DIY kits to oversized neoprene baskets that look like some giant knit them out of recycled rubber or something, the chunky knit trend was very much on display.

Loopy Mango NYNOW

The girls at Loopy Mango, keepin’ it real

Neoprene baskets by NEO NYNOW

Neoprene baskets by NEO

Robe necklace by JCh NYNOW

Robe necklace by JCh

3D printed jewelry by Maria Eife NYNOW

3D printed jewelry by Maria Eife

TEXTURE ABOUNDS

From long shaggy mohair fur to knubby knits to open basket weaves, it’s all about a tactile feel.

Bloomingville throws and pillows NYNOW

Bloomingville throws and pillows

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DISKS & CIRCLES

Jewelry has certainly gotten an orbital focus, adding texture for tactile interest as well. From suede-coated bracelets with metallic accents to concrete or stone disks, the look is always circular and substantial.

JCh suede- and leather-wrapped bracelets nynow

JCh suede- and leather-wrapped bracelets

Concrete sprinkled with diamond dust jewelry NYNOW

Concrete sprinkled with diamond dust jewelry

Jo Nakamura stone jewelry NYNOW

Jo Nakamura stone jewelry

SUCCULENTS & CACTI ARE THE NEW PALMS

Tropical palm leaves have taken a back seat to a more desert plant–the succulent. With their soft green hue, succulents and cacti fit into the faded hue trend. Not only that, they are durable and edgy (literally). Even photographer have embraced the succulent trend, with giant prints capturing that pretty gray/green hue. The cactus has also emerged as a popular home item, from decorative ceramic cactus sculptures to cactus prints. The cactus also showed up side by side pineapples in many cases, and might just replace it fully as a motif.

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 PRINT & PATTERN GETS WASHED OUT

Deep indigo blues are still strong, and textiles are created with wood block print methods, Shiburi dyeing techniques and the like, but everything is a bit softer and faded. The weathered, worn-in look adds to the home-spun feel.

Walter G NYNOW

Moody blues and grays at Walter G

Faded prints at Chilewich placemats and table runners NYNOW

Faded prints at Chilewich placemats and table runners

Filling Spaces NYNOW

Worn printed textiles at Filling Spaces

IS PAPER THE NEW CANVAS?

Designers are taking paper and treating it to make it durable and water resistant. This foldable, crushable, crinkly material serves as an alternative to canvas and even leather (where the former is definitely lighter weight). The process takes color well as well as metallic finishes and it’s turned up in baskets, aprons, clutches and even handbags, backpacks and weekenders.

Uashmama NYNOW

Uashmama

Uashmama NYNOW

Uashmama coated paper backpack tote

BIDK Home coated paper baskets NYNOW

BIDK Home coated paper baskets

ORIGAMI ZEN

Of course, most of this trend came from Japanese exhibitors, but it still has traction as a trend. From stark white to soft metallics, bends and folds add visual and literal texture. Some, such as the vinyl necklaces below, aren’t even folded, but more photo printed for an optical illusion.

Mikabarr pillows and clutches NYNOW

Mikabarr pillows and clutches

Wasura disposable dishware NYNOW

Wasura disposable dishware

Gallery 91 flat vinyl necklace NYNOW

Gallery 91 flat vinyl necklace

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