Fashion Trend Report 2 of 10: 10 Ways to Accessorize Japanese Influences

Key spring ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities—New York City, London, Milan, and Paris—took place from Sept. 2 through Oct. 1, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends. Jewelers need to take note in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season ahead. Japanese influences (No. 2) were among the spring 2015 clothing trends outlined in Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2015 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know and Why. Here are 10 ways to adorn some of those spring ensembles.

Japanese Influences

Channeling Japanese? We think so! Especially considering that the runways were rich in kimono sleeves at Duro Olowu, floral-motif silks (Gucci, for one), cherry-blossom patterns at Giambattista Valli, and even seed pearl flowers at Alexander McQueen. Accent attire accordingly with more pearls, floral and branch motifs, and pops of pink, red, coral, and/or white.

10 Ways to Accessorize Japanese-Inspired Looks

1. Seed Pearls

Little h necklace

White Soufflé pendant necklace in 14k gold with freshwater seed pearls and diamond beads, $1,000; Little H

2. Cherry Blossoms

Carrera y Carrera earrings

Emperatriz Bouquet medium earrings in 18k gold with 0.49 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,200; Carrera y Carrera

3. Coral

Ole Lynggaard ring with coral

Lotus ring in 18k gold with coral and 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,890; Ole Lynggaard

4. Pink

Jamie Wolf bracelet with pink opal

Bracelet in 18k gold with pink opal, $3,590; Jamie Wolf

5. Branch Motifs

La Corza necklace

Ocean Branch necklace in silver, $150; La Corza

6. White Pearls

Utopia pearl ring

Arpeggio ring in 18k white and rose gold with a South Sea pearl and 0.42 ct.  t.w. diamonds, $5,100; Utopia

7. Red

Belle Etoile earrings in silver with red enamel

Royale hoops in rhodium-plated sterling silver, hand-painted red Italian enamel, and CZ, $235; Belle Étoile

8. White

John Hardy cuff

Scale cuff in silver with white enamel, $1,295; John Hardy

9. Pagoda Motifs

Angelique de Paris Pagoda earrings

Pagoda earrings in 18k gold vermeil with lavender jade and white topaz, $774; Angélique de Paris

10. Origami Effects

Origami elephant necklace from Boma

Origami Elephant pendant necklace in silver, $50; Boma

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