WWDMAGIC: Check out the 8 Accessories Trend Boards on the Show Floor

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

At you at MAGIC? You’ll want to stop by WWDMAGIC to see the hottest trends for the SS18 season, and map out the brands to buy them from. Here are the major Spring/Summer18 accessories trends to know, all of which are featured on oversized trend boards at WWDMAGIC. Featuring all show exhibitors with booth numbers clearly marked, the boards will be located in the main accessories hall (just behind the DJ). Below, a sneak peak:

Sporty trend WWDMAGIC board

A GOOD SPORT: The sporty trend continues, with a major focus on bags. The latest news is a slew of hands-free options that include neoprene and quilted backpacks with lots of compartments and zippers for functionality and decorative accents. Fanny packs belt bags make the biggest splash with lots of retro options in nylon and faux leather. Brands featured: Urban Expressions, Malibu Skye, Mali + Lili, MMS Trading, Melie Bianco, SR Squared by Sondra Roberts, Hadaki. Photo: Miu Miu/Shutterstock.

Pastel WWDMAGIC trend board

LAVENDER FIELDS FOREVER: The consumer’s love affair with pretty pastels continue, now updated with lavender (often referred to as lilac). It’s a light update of Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Accents of mint green and pale pink add contrast. Brands featured: Dorfman Pacific, Creative Eyewear, Vayü Jewels, Casery, Joya, OMG Blings, Joy Accessories, Urban Expressions. Photo: Victoria Beckham/FirstView

ART CLASS: The 80s are back! Think splatter paint, cartoon characters, Pop Art imagery and lots of primary colors. Despite its seemingly whimsical approach, this trend isn’t child’s play. Brands featured: JamieRocks, OMG Accessories, Disney x Danielle Nicole, Sondra Roberts, Like Dreams, Niche Marketing & Sales. Photo: Versace and Prada/FirstView

Clear trend board WWDMAGIC

SEEING CLEARLY: Could the growing trend for translucence be a result of the public’s demand for transparency in politics and social encounters? Wishful thinking! Either way, we’re loving this clear trend that is showing up as Lucite jewelry, clear sunglass frames and see-through plastic bags. Brands featured: Nakamol, AJ Morgan Eyewear, Purseption, Malibu Skye, OMG Blings, Sunglasses Luxe, Like Dreams. Photos: Chanel and Valentino/FirstView

Under the Sea WWDMAGIC trend board

OCEAN VIEWS: Whether above or below the ocean horizon line, the deep blue sea beckons, featuring swimming fish, stationery starfish and fisherman net carryalls. Brands featured: America & Beyond, Dorfman Pacific, ZAD, Magid, Capelli Straworld, Socksmith Design, Wanderer Bracelets. Photo: Versace/FirstView

Gen Z Yellow WWDMAGIC SS18 Trend Board

(NOT) MELLOW YELLOW: There’s nothing quiet about Gen-Z Yellow, a bold bright hue that is eclipsing Millennial Pink with its sunny attitude. Brands featured: Panee, Magid,  TH Sunglass Corp., WorldFinds, FRAAS, Alex Max Italy, Moda Luxe. Photo: Christopher Kane/FirstView

Tropicaliente WWDMAGIC SS18 Trend Board

EXOTIC TROPICS: Fashion takes a trip to Brazil and beyond with bold flowers on black, bright plumage and lots of tassels and pom poms. Brands featured:  FRAAS, Beljoy Haiti, Hair Drama,  SR Squared by Sondra Roberts, Panee, America & Beyond. Photos: Miu Miu/Shutterstock; Victoria’s Secret/FirstView

Westworld WWDMAGIC SS18 Trend Board

WESTWORLD: “From Little House on the Prairie” reruns to “Westworld,” the latter which returns for Season 2 on April 22, we can’t get enough Western inspiration. Brands featured: Made in the Deep South, Reptile Trading, Nakamol, ZAD, WorldFinds, Emperia, Like Dreams. Photos: Balenciaga and Chloe/FirstView

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