Written by Jackie Condura and curated by Channele Sawyer
In the Summer of 2021 with the beginning of a post pandemic era and more than a year of lock downs and comfort dressing, the recurring sentiment is everywhere. We are ready to get back out there and craving a positive energy. Bright, fun and happy are common themes presented in fashion which is a reliable indicator that has its pulse on where we are as a society.
The latest trend we are seeing in accessories is camp jewelry and it’s catching fire from high end to high street retailers. Candy colored resin and clay based jewelry that is reminiscent of childhood camp crafts are flying off the shelves in record time. Influenced by the popular trends from the 90’s and nostalgic emotions of fond memories, this jewelry represents carefree style that may look homemade but is designer assembled. People are ready for something different and the vibe right now is all about keeping things lighthearted and simple.
Crediting this craze both Balenciaga and Bottega Venneta have infamous pieces in their collections that have gone viral Another popular item is the Blobb ring by Mexican designer Sofia Elias Blobb currently sold in an NYC boutique and coming soon to major exclusive department stores in the UK and Japan.
With the attention, this quirky trend is getting and the projected growth it’s poised to have, it’s likely that this unconventional statement jewelry trend will be sticking around for a while.