By David Brough
MILAN, Italy – Buyers turned out in force on the first day of the HOMI Fashion&Jewels Exhibition, a showcase for innovative jewellery designs in an array of sustainable materials, fusing fashion and jewellery.
The trade event, which runs at fieramilano Rho, Milan, from March 11 to 14, presented a wide variety of fashion jewellery designs, interspersed with fashion, accessories and handicrafts, in a businesslike atmosphere focused on the Summer season.
Celeste G Bijoux
Many of the pieces at the present edition of the show were inspired by Freedom, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.
An exhibition of 180 pieces called “Be Free”, curated by jewellery historian and professor Alba Cappellieri, runs alongside the trade event until March 15, presenting the theme of freedom in fashion jewellery.
One highlighted piece in the exhibition, showing the colours of the Ukrainian flag, symbolises the freedom of Ukraine.
Be Free exhibition
Across the trade event, sustainability was another key feature of jewellery designs, such as the sustainable coral pieces from brands including Confuorto and Carola Gioielli.
A wide selection of materials and styles featured amongst the designs, from Venetian Murano glass, to cultured pearls, silver, amber, leather and a large assortment of coloured gemstones, as well as cameo.
CHQ GmbH Fine Jewellery