In late October, the world's fashion industry elite gathered at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Art for the announcement of the winners of the prestigious 2013 WGSN Global Fashion Awards design competition. The London museum played host to over 400 guests that included celebrities, designers, fashion retailers, and representatives of popular brands of clothing, footwear, and accessories. Preciosa, a world leader in crystal component production was, of course, also present at this VIP event.
Innovation, Creativity, and Excellence: these three attributes form the foundation of the jewellery industry. And, it is these three attributes that gave rise to the name of a new challenge for young jewellery designers – the ICE Crystal Jewellery Awards. Creating this new competition, which starts this October and ends in May of 2014, involved three key organizations from three different areas of the jewellery business: Preciosa, the leading manufacturer of crystal components; the fashion magazine Accessories; and New York’s design school, F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology).
Preciosa, a.s. will take part in the Italian Linapelle Tradeshow in Bologna this October. For over thirty years, this show has focused on leather goods, accessories, fashion, furniture, and components for the footwear industry.
The world jewellery, just like all other branches of the fashion industry, lives and breathes with short-term colour trends and forecasts. These are set long before the actual products hit the market. As a result, having colour predictions well in advance is particularly useful for designers and manufacturers who want to keep in step with the world of fashion. It is primarily for them that we at Preciosa and Pantone have created this latest Fall/Winter 2014-15 jewellery and accessories colour trend forecast.
Preciosa is stepping out in style in Paris this September. For the first time this year, we will be part of the prestigious Modamont textile tradeshow, at which all professionals from the fashion industry gather at each year. And this year, Preciosa, the premier international manufacturer of crystal components, will take part in this prominent celebration of fashion and beauty.
This August in Stuttgart, Preciosa, the world leading manufacturer of Czech crystal jewellery components, became the general sponsor of the prestigious German Open Championships in dance. It is the second time Preciosa has sponsored this competition with its long tradition. This year's event was attended by 4,195 dancers from 56 countries.
Preciosa is proud to announce its new partnership with the US design company, Ennyluap LLC. Ennyluap (pronounced in-a-lope), created by designer Amanda Williamson, is an upscale clothing label dedicated to timeless style, and high quality for women. Ennyluap, which lives by its motto of "Timelessly Bold", was featured in July edition of British Vogue. This top fashion magazine showcased Ennyluap in connection with the following news break – and a prestigious recognition of its creativity: Ennyluap was invited to New York’s Fashion Week!
Make and Sell Jewellery magazine launched the Make & Sell Jewellery Awards 2013 in the June issue. Readers and online visitors were asked to choose their favourites from the most popular jewellery-making retailers, companies, products and designers. Preciosa has been nominated in the category Best Overall Bead Brand.
The Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team category, which we are sponsoring at this year‘s renowned WGSN Global Fashion Awards design competition, now has its finalist shortlist! This select group was publicly nominated during the Shortlist Announcement Cocktail Party, held in the London St. Martins Lane Hotel on the same day that Prince William‘s and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s son was born.
WGSN, Worth Global Style Network, is the worldwide leader in fashion trend forecasting. Preciosa as the leading producer of crystal fashion jewellery components is also highly interested in the trends. In cooperation with the renowned colour trend setting company Pantone, Preciosa has been publishing regular trend forecasts for fashion jewellery and accessories since 2010 and has therefore decided to support one of the most prestigious events organized by WGSN – the Global Fashion Awards.
Preciosa, a.s. exhibited at the Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair in Hong Kong again. Visitors of the biggest jewellery fair in Asia have acquainted with the Pantone Spring/Summer 2014 and, of course, with MAXIMA, the main topic of the Preciosa's booth.
The new colour trends forecasting for jewellery and accessories from Preciosa and Pantone is here! You can find there a colour selection of crystal stones, beads and other components from Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ that match the Spring – Summer 2014 fashion colour forecast by Pantone. Of course, Preciosa also supplies crystal components from its top lead-free product line MAXIMA in this season´s colours.