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Score: 7.3
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 48,293 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 14
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Artists comment on the use of animal skin by using grotesque imagery
Implications - As more consumers denounce the use of animal skin for fashion purposes, supporters of the anti-fur movement are utilizing human skin as a way to shock viewers into questioning the structure of the modern manufacturing. The approach is amidst other cringe-worthy efforts that looks to gross out to gain supporters and create buzz. [More]
Score: 8.3
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 71,066 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Apr 14
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Couples infuse pop culture references into their unions with geeky jewelry
Implications - Couples are always looking for a way to set themselves apart from the rest of the bridal community and many are opting for rings that represent both love and pop culture. This lighthearted approach to marriage modernizes the union and makes it more approachable for young, eager couples with quirk to become further a part of pop culture [More]
Score: 9.2
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 84,838 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 14
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Tech-integrated backpacks create connections regardless of worldwide locale
Implications - Looking to stay plugged-in while 'off the grid', consumers are opting for backpacks that sustain connections and even create new ones. Using elements like solar energy to stay powered, these packs foster connectivity and further the integration of technology into every aspect of daily activity. [More]
Score: 6
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 7,064 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Apr 14
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Parents express niche culture adoration through their children
Implications - Imposing cultural tastes onto the next generation, parents are taking their niche obsessions to the next level with garments specifically designed for their offspring. Sci-fi films and metal band preferences are emblazoned proudly for young, hip parents to show off their pride in a 21st-century way. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 15,942 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Mar 14
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An organic connection for consumers is forged with jewelry made from remains
Implications - As artisans strive to deliver products that are both unique and eye-catching, the move towards more obscure materials like animal remains is being accepted by consumers that crave anything distinctly one of a kind. Speaking to the ego of fashionistas, the jewelry designs rebel against manufactured designs that are overproduced and are genetically unique. [More]
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Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 16,430 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 12 - Mar 14
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A shift toward minimalist ingredients in cosmetics encourages simple packaging
Implications - An industry once dominated by gilded jars of face cream and mystery ingredients, the world of cosmetics has given way to the rise of DIY digital, reverting back to basics. This is reflected in both the onslaught of organic products, as well as minimalist packaging. Ultimately, consumers see minimalist packaging as a more trustworthy tactic meant to put the product in the spotlight. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 11,171 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 11 - Mar 14
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Cosmetics employ food-inspired packaging to communicate indulgence
Implications - Considering skincare products are already associated with decadence, it come as no surprise that this concept is taken literally with food-inspired cosmetics packaging. In an attempt to communicate luxury without the use of dated, "traditionally pretty" packaging aesthetics, cosmetics companies of today are aiming for a level of kitsch that will satisfy both those seeking quality products and fun. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 72,314 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 12 - Mar 14
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Reflecting a youthful reliance on technology, USB jewelry offers modern integration
Implications - With the information age resulting in a shift towards more digitally based content and communication, convenient access to sources of technology has become increasingly important, particularity for tech-savvy youths. Aiming to satisfy a consumer need for increased tech accessibility, brands are merging such products as USBs with other market areas like jewelry to incorporate technology on a more routine level. The blending of tech and fashion reflects a move toward more diversified methods of digital attainability. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,141 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Mar 14
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Cultured cosmetics show a backlash to the YouTube tutorial wave
Implications - Cosmetics, just like fashion, is an industry recently uprooted by the information age. Though many are thrilled at the wave of YouTube tutorials and cute nail art instructionals, other, more elitist makeup lovers are not. This creates a need for more sophisticated, high-brow-branded beauty products, speaking to a lasting premium placed on exclusivity in the world of aesthetics. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,389 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 12 - Mar 14
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Designer cosmetics offer haute designs that differentiate from the mainstream
Implications - With the popularity of products often resulting in mass-produced goods, consumers are often left with items that feel overly generic. As an effort to offer consumers more exclusivity, brands are turning to designer releases to add couture features to otherwise ordinary products. By creating haute beauty products, brands blend elements of high fashion with the accessibility of everyday cosmetics, catering to a consumer demand for increased retail individuality. [More]