ATS: Through Our Accessories Lens

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

The Accessories Gals, from left: Courtney Ignelzi, Trend Director; Sherie Dolinoy, Publisher; Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief

The Accessories Gals, from left: Courtney Ignelzi, Trend Director; Sherie Dolinoy, Publisher; Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief

New York–Were you at the recent AccessoriesTheShow (ATS) at the Javits? If so, you saw aisles and aisles of amazing accessories plus a fresh collaboration with Accessories Magazine (both are owned by BJI Fashion Group).

AccessoriesTheShowIn addition to a presentation of Spring/Summer 16’s Five Big Trends, our team was also out in force snapping zillions of photos and working the floor. Below, a few of our favorite things off Accessories Magazine’s Instagram (plus a few more borrowed from exhibitors under the #ACCESSORIESTHESHOW hashtag). Enjoy the show through our eyes!

Accessories Directions Trend ForecastingMilitary March; One of the featured 5 Big Trends and some examples from show exhibitors.

Accessories Directions Trend ForecastingModern Hibiscus; one of the featured 5 Big Trends and some examples from show exhibitors.

Melie BiancoIt all begins with Instagram. A shout-out to Melie Bianco’s adorable Instagram bag.

Rock Flower PaperWe can’t get enough indigo and Japanese Shibori tie-dye, which are rising in popularity. They’ve even been called the “next Ikat.” Here, scarves from Rock Flower Paper in everyone’s favorite color.

zacashaSpeaking of blue, check out these gorgeous blue beaded tassel necklaces from Zacasha.

EtkieSuch gorgeous Native American artisan designed-and-created beaded bracelets from Etkie, as seen at The Nest.

Pixie MoodFor a lighter shade of pale that puts us in the Zen mood (also one of SS16’s 5 Big Trends) here are convertible backpacks from Pixie Mood. The one at right is in Serenity, Pantone’s Color of the Year, too!

Screenshot_2016-01-14-11-29-27We interrupt this post to thank The Chiq Jewelry for the love. And I quote:

Catching up on the latest accessories trends with our favorite magazine, @accessoriesmag! The Jan/Feb 2016 issue is filled with amazing summer trends! @bjifashiongroup

SAX Moving along to Nautical and Americana, both huge trends for Spring. The red, white and blue also capture 2016’s election year and Summer Olympics. Go team! Above, from SAX.

Beth BinghamBeth Bingham showed a popular flag wrap by Sylvia Alexander and inspiration jewelry from Jennifer Dahl that said Home of the Brave. Indeed.

ItalcaRiffing off the Americana trend are bandanas and bandana neckerchiefs. Here from Italca.

ZenziiZenzii’s designer Jenni Li never stops designing! Here she is putting finishing touches on her latest creations: delicate body chains in metal or stones like coral.

Hammitt LAVersatility and value are always key, and Hammitt’s leather satchel with zip-off clutch offered the best 2-in-1 styling we’ve seen.

Sandy and SidWe saw outpourings of love to Paris, the City of Lights, as it recovers from its tragedy. Here, giant photo scarf from Sandy & Sid.

San Diego Hat Co.A selfie moment at San Diego Hat Company. Who can resist trying on all the cute hats?

Lemon LegwearWho wouldn’t want cute bows on their rain boots! Brand new from legwear company Lemon.

Good Works Make a DifferenceInspirational jewelry is always awesome, but these items from Good Work(s) Make a Difference give back in the best possible way to a number of causes. #BLESSED.


Shop CalicoNaturals in suede, cork and metallics are everywhere for SS16. And a brushed metal table makes the perfect backdrop!

LOOKPretty pastels at LOOK cast a feminine glow on SS16.

Amelia RoseMore pretty pastels (and brighter hues), here from Amelia Rose at Susan & Company

Lenora DameHandbag charms are huge, emojis are huge…why not combine them? Lenora Dame at Susan & Company did.

SocksmithNovelty socks are where it’s at, from animal motifs to stars and stripes to…pretty much anything the designer can think of! Here from Socksmith.

INZI at Iris TDesigner inspired bag by INZI at Iris T. Colorful and happy!

ShiraleahSpeaking of happy, these bags make us want to pack up and head for Tulum, Mexico’s new chic boho hotspot.

Courtney Ignelzi, Accessories MagazineStill want more inspiration and trends? Tune into AccessoriesTheShow’s video of Trend Director Courtney Ignelzi, coming soon. In the meantime, check out forecasting reports from our Trend Service at

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