Europa Star - CIJ Women’s Watches & Jewels
www.CIJintl.com
Jewellery, Watches & Accessories

SearchSpacer
A www.europastar.com publication
Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer
  CIJ’S DESIGNERS’ FILES:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADE NEWS


Back to the future at Inhorgenta Munich

Back to the future at Inhorgenta Munich

26 February 2015

by Monica Oproiu

This year’s edition of the Inhorgenta Munich trade fair took place from February 20th to 23rd under the motto of “Changing Times, Changing Trends”. The theme perfectly captured the ambivalent climate and current developments in the jewellery and lifestyle industries.

The format of the show entailed six different districts: A1) Timepieces and Lifestyle, reflecting the multifaceted world of watches and lifestyle but with a broader spectrum this year for lifestyle jewellery; A2) Technology; B1) Selection, representing the luxury industry with sophisticated collections and stylish atmosphere; B2) Jewellery, with classical design and truly international ambience uniting exhibitors from Italy, Poland, France and Scandinavia to Nepal; C1)Carat, dedicated to gems and pearls; and, C2) Contemporary Design and Vision, illustrating the innovative side of “Made in Germany” through the Inspiration Lab.

Highlights

The fair was graced by the presence of Sabine Fischer, recently crowned the Beauty of Munich, wearing exquisite pieces at the kick-off press conference. The glamorous mood was further enhanced during the “Magic Moments” Fashion show, which displayed the highlights of the fair.

Back to the future at Inhorgenta Munich

Men’s jewellery was also emphasized, especially on matters of functionality and design through the launch of new collections, as well as hi-tech trends, featuring exciting seminars dedicated to the future of the watch industry and the incredible advance of smartwatches.

Confronted with the question of “wearables”, the jewellery industry is faced with two choices: to return to the past or to look into the future. For the moment, the tendency is to do both.

Trend expert Irmie Schüch Schamburek argued that the two main trends for 2015 could be called „Structure DNA” and „Past Forward”. The former is centered on new manufacturing methods, smart functions and statement pieces with geometrical, decorative, minimalistic and avant-garde looks.

As the name suggests, the latter trend entails a return to „the good old days”, or even further into the past to antique or baroque art. The idea is to create opulent or exotic jewellery, often featuring XXL color gems or crystals, which remind us of the imperial crowns and scepters of bygone eras.

Crivelli
Crivelli

The omnipresent fascination for pearls was acknowledged through the second International Pearl Forum, debating topics as diverse as the current state of the market, success stories of pearl farming in Fiji, the all-time best pearl designs and new design trends in pearl jewellery. Among the highlights, Jorg Heinz’s innovative clasp for pearl strands was praised as the herald of versatility in an era marked by daring concepts.

Jorg Heinz
Jorg Heinz

At the same time, Gellner’s new collection of men jewellery by Markus Schenkenberg illustrated the Rock approach to classic Tahiti pearls.

Gellner
Gellner
TRENDS

As far as trends and colours are concerned, several themes can be highlighted:

The comeback of rose gold
Bernd Wolf
Bernd Wolf
Enamel charm
Sasonko (left) and Daniel Vior (right)
Sasonko (left) and Daniel Vior (right)
Delicate mood
Ernstes Design
Ernstes Design
A plea for colour profusion
Coeur de Lion
Coeur de Lion
Timeless elegance of pearls
Gellner
Gellner
Oriental vibe
Carl Schaefer
Carl Schaefer
The revival of religious symbols, between tradition and modernity
Vladimir Mikhailov (left) and Leo Wittwer (right)
Vladimir Mikhailov (left) and Leo Wittwer (right)
Continuous appeal of Paraiba tourmaline
Wild&Petsch
Wild&Petsch

The show ended on a positive note, despite the stagnating situation in the industry. 94 percent of the visitors participating to a survey by the market research institute Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung rated Inhorgenta Munich as excellent, very good or good. All in all, exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the frequency of international trade visitors and good sales during the fair.

There were 1,055 exhibitors from 40 countries - among which 233 were new exhibitors - and over 26,000 visitors from more than 75 countries (Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary were particularly well represented). The next Inhorgenta will take place at the exhibition grounds of Messe Munchen on February 12-15, 2016, when we will see what the future really holds in store.

www.inhorgenta.com

INHORGENTA MUNICH continues to grow - 26 February 2019
Higher turnout expected at Inhorgenta Munich - 17 January 2019
INHORGENTA MUNICH introduces a new boutique concept - 14 November 2018
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2018 inspires the international jewelry and watch industry - 20 February 2018
Color is Trumps: the Precious Stone Trends of the Year - 15 December 2017
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017: more exhibitors, more visitors and a successful Award premiere - 22 February 2017
Rise in Exhibitor Numbers at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017 - 15 February 2017
Inhorgenta Munich - 15 percent more registrations for 2017 - 9 December 2016
New Dates for INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017 - 22 April 2016
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2016: Convincing New Trade Show Concept - 16 February 2016
INHORGENTA MUNICH Presents a New Concept for the Fine Jewelry Hall B1 - 13 November 2015
IInhorgenta Munich: Individual. Inspiring. Innovative. - 13 July 2015
Inhorgenta Munich 2015 with plenty of innovations - 2 December 2014
Inhorgenta Munich claims sales boost in Germany - 2 October 2013
Inhorgenta Munich 2013 - Successful platform for affordable luxury - 28 February 2013
Inhorgenta Munich - Strong demand among exhibitors for its jubilee year in 2013 - 26 September 2012
The inhorgenta award honours innovations from all segments - 24 February 2011
Two-digit growth for inhorgenta europe 2010 - 26 February 2010
Inhorgenta Europe 2010 - Zooms in on good and innovative design - 16 February 2010
Virtual “Hall of Fame” at inhorgenta europe 2010 - 10 November 2009



 

WorldWatchWeb.com

CIJintl.com provides the global jewellery markets with the latest jewellery, haute joaillerie and luxury creations, all the news and decisive trends and colours in fashion. Europa Star - CIJ Women’s Watches & Jewels - the Trends & Colours magazine, is circulated worldwide to reach the top international retailers and end buyers of fine jewellery in more than 100 countries.
Back to Top
© 2019 CIJ International Jewellery TRENDS & COLOURS – Europa Star HBM, Geneva

About us      Advertiser's Corner      Free e-newsletter      Contact Us
Back Home