It's a jungle out there: ENK's Intermezzo and Accessorie Circuit Fashion Tradeshows

The summer is winding down and it’s a jungle out there – especially when it comes to ENK’s Intermezzo and Accessorie Circuit fashion tradeshows that took place in New York from August 5-7, 2012. The first thing that I noticed was its new, tropical-themed design with large green leaves and colorful flowers. I couldn’t wait to see if the accessory and apparel booths inside mimicked the new jungle theme. The layout of the shows was typical in fashion, rows and rows of established and emerging designers displaying the latest and greatest fashion finds.

What did mimic the jungle theme were the trends in accessories and apparel. One of my breakout brands this season is Double Happiness Jewelry. One of its collections is inspired by The Hunger Games and each piece of jewelry is named after one of the characters. Each piece is handcrafted and made in the USA. The necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings are created from polymer clay or carved from wax, and are mineral washed. The gold pieces, there are also silver and black, are treated in gold leaf. Double Happiness also had an impressive holiday-inspired line that incorporated greens, reds, and purples. Its price points range from $100-300 depending on the piece.

Honing in on the jungle trend, Fahrenheit NY offered earthy belts and accessories and Amy Kahn Russell displayed rainbow-colored necklaces and jewelry. For back-to-basics, Monrow has comfy basic knits in tees, tanks, tops, hoodies, and bottoms. If you are gearing to stock your stores and closets with warmer attire for the upcoming fall and winter seasonal then turn to Carolina Amato for chunky knits and furs. Become one with nature as a boho-babe in designs by Calleen Cordero and swing by Sorrelli Jewelry for statement jewelry pieces. Other stand-out booths were Remi & Ried for scarves, leather bags, and skinny belts, Dareen Hakim for awesome bags, Parker for fun and flirty ensembles, Free People for the quintessential haute hippie look, Walter for prints, blazers, and the casual luxury style, and Romeo & Juliet Couture for sequined tops and dresses.

Quick trend guide: 
Clean and sleek silhouettes
Return to simplicity
Return to nature
Silver and gold