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 - Jan 21, 2007   Updated: Jul 11 2011
In stark contrast to the high-gloss, super modern faceted perspex and plastic accessories, the trend for coarse metal jewellery for spring/summer 2007 has been seen in several accessories collections.

Familiar metal fixings such as screws, nails, washers and copper pipe appear to be a key inspiration. Both manipulated and used in their crude state, these components take on a new aesthetic to produce minimal, at times futuristic, pieces of jewellery.

Implications - Feminine style continues to change as modern women are continuing to embrace more masculine designs. Just as blazers as tailored work attire has made a splash in the women's fashion industry, industrial jewelry like this appeals to modern women. Companies who create products for women should be considerate of more masculine designs if they hope to appeal to the latest women's style.