The World Gold Council has this to say about the New Indian Woman:
Gold and the New Young Woman.
The woman has changed.
Her wish list has changed.She needs gold to relate to her in a new cultural context
- her independence
- dynamic lifestyle
- personal statement
- self confidence
Yellow gold is the style statement of the year. Fashion heralds the return of lustre, opulence and glamour of Indian inspired gold chains and coins.
Hint of Richness
Gold fabric accessories are making waves. Pumps, bags, eyewear and belts are all radiating with hues of gold this fashion season.
Swing Time: Gold swings; jewellery now has an elegant answer to the fashion world`s fetish for fringes, tassels and ribbons.
Primitive, Primal forms and Earthy Textures
In tune with the ethnic spirit of the season, gold is being worn more and more by itself in strong spontaneous, primal forms - the disc, the cross and hoops, but in soft, burnished textures, hand finished, natural and sensual.
Reviving Antiquity and Tradition
Traditional designs have made a huge comeback. The antique `Temple` jewellery look of the Dancer or Courtesan, resplendent with gold embellishments inspired by Bollywood`s latest blockbuster, the luxurious period saga `Devdas`, is one the hot new trends in gold jewellery.
Celebrating `Rock-chic` and kitsch with GOLDTraditional jewellery has been given a new edge on the catwalks of haute couture.
Comments from Global Trendsetters and Designers
Trend 1: Body Jewellery
"The trend is towards body jewellery. We saw this among some of the collections for next fall and we see quite a few pieces of body jewellery shown here as well". - Elsa Klensch, CNNStyle correspondent
Trend 2: Woven Gold
"There was significant and excellent use of gold as a fabric."
- Luca Bartoleschi, Director Bulgari Design Centre
Trend 3: Fluidity and movement
"Jewellery is now moving with the body. Anything rigid is out, but anything that flows is in."
- Penny Proddow, Accessories Editor, InStyle Magazine