Besides timepieces, Baselworld is full of new offerings in fine jewellery and one brand which caught our attention this year is Spanish brand Carrera y Carrera. Our favourite from its latest collection, Tesoros del Imperio, is the Reina ring. Carved in yellow and white gold, the item is inspired by the elaborate and elegant lace worn by Reina Isabel de Francia, Queen of Spain, 1615.
Pantone® has selected ten fashion colours which reflect the current trends for the PANTONE UNIVERSE collection by Ice-Watch at this year’s Baselworld: Emerald, Dazzling Blue, Marina, Tile Blue, Sulphure Spring, Jaune Lemon Chrome, Ferry Red, Jazzy, and Dubarry.
Swatch celebrate its 30th anniversary at Baselworld with ‘Planet Swatch’, an exhibition featuring three decades worth of Swatch watches located on the mezzanine with innovative tributes to art, fashion, sports and colour. We were thrilled to meet the Swatch ProTeam on Swatch Sports day, along with their signature Swatch watches. This is Freestyle Moto X dirt bike racer Mat Rebeaud’s latest design, Wonder Zebra. Click here to meet the rest of the Swatch ProTeam. Baselworld ends May 2, 2013.
WGSN-Homebuildlife has partnered with High Point Market and is presenting its three spring/summer 2014 trends, Neo Geo, N.D.A. and Next Nature, at the fair, visualised using a curated selection of fair products shown in tableau form. Don’t forget to check our trade show directory next week for our full coverage of High Point!
Holiday Image previews a fun merchandising idea at GlobalShop.
Can’t get enough of CNL’s Great Gatsby-inspired line of translucent mannequins as seen at GlobalShop in Chicago.
Our #colouroftheweek is copper. We’re loving the rose-gold copper tones currently seen at retail, and it was one of the most popular metals seen at Milan Design Week too. Looking ahead, it’s one of the ‘down to earth’ metallics in our Industrial Evolution trend for A/W 14/15. Subscribers see more on copper here.
Image: Marti Guixe for Levi’s from the “#501 what’s you interpretation” event at Milan Design Week
Can’t stop thinking about the the opening of Patricia Urquiola’s Kvadrat textile installation at Moroso’s Brera store last week. The installation featured Danish food designers I’m A Kombo and served up snacks in fabric shells, and drinks inspired by wool! WGSN SUBSCRIBERS, don’t forget to check out our trade show directory next week for our full coverage of Milan Design Week.
We love Schemata Architects‘ new project, ColoRing, at Rossana Orlandi. The collection of tables use a traditional wood polishing technique called Udukuri, adapted to generate vibrantly painted wood grain finishes. For more Milan Design Week inspiration, WGSN SUBSCRIBERS CAN CLICK HERE to see our uncut Salone del Mobile gallery.
Full-on red styling at Danish Chromatism at Triennale Design Museum, Milan 2013.