Fashion Week Roundup:

The Spring/Summer 2005 Fashion Week in New York not only provided a snapshot of trends for the coming season but also previewed a future in which fine jewelry and fashion are considerably more co-dependent. Though no new trends for spring emerged as powerfully as the brooch did last season, the continuation of ladylike designs keeps the focus on embellishment via brooches, layers of gold or pearls, and draping necklaces and earrings. More good news for the jewelry industry was the subtle shift in jewelry's relationship to the intensely scrutinized New York Fashion Week. This season, the industry saw fewer "placements"—i.e., jewelers, industry groups, or their public relations pros work to get fashion designers to show jewelry with their collections, sometimes in exchange for financial sponsorship of a show. Instead, the idea that jewelry is an organic extension of both the runway c
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