SLOW RENAISSANCE AND INNER IDENTITY: Future Trend Scenarios for Accessory and Jewellery

Milano Fashion&Jewels

14* - 17 September 2024
(*Saturday by invitation only)

fieramilano, Rho

SLOW RENAISSANCE AND INNER IDENTITY: Future Trend Scenarios for Accessory and Jewellery

November 26th 2020 
from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm CET


Focus: Analysis of Contemporary Trends and Influences in Fashion Jewellery



From the analysis of the contemporary scene it is possible to identify trajectories, emerging themes that define aesthetic connotations, inspiration for companies and designers in the sector.


The digital talk, organised by Homi Fashion&Jewels in collaboration with, aims to present the trends for jewellery for the next two years, in terms of aesthetic, shapes, materials and innovation.


After an introduction to the topic, the two macro-trends will be analysed: Slow Renaissance and Inner Identity. Each trend covers inspirational mood boards, lifestyle boards describing the target consumer of reference and micro-trends.


Lastly, the talk includes a moment of discussion with guests, professionals and experts in the sector, who will tell their point of view, offering a direct opinion on the contemporary landscape.


This session will be of interest to independent designers, companies and professionals working in the jewellery sector.





· How are jewellery trends identified?


· What are the new trends for 20-22?


· What will be the new aesthetic connotations that the trends will bring?


· How can these trends affect the design and production activity of a jewellery brand?




Alba Cappellieri

Full Professor, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, and Director of the Museum of Jewellery Vicenza

Alba Cappellieri, Ph.D. is Full Professor of Design of Jewellery and Fashion Accessories at the Politecnico di Milano, where she is the Director of the International Master in Fashion Accessories Design, of the Master on Brand and Product Management at the Milano Fashion Institute (consortium of Bocconi, Politecnico and Cattolica universities). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris, of the Gijs Bakker Foundation in Amsterdam and of the Fondazione Cologni in Milan. From 2013 to 2016 she taught Design Driven Innovation at the Stanford University. In 2017 she was appointed Ambassador of the Italian Design at Osaka, in 2018 at Sydney, in 2019 at Baku, in 2020 at Miami. From 2014 she is the Director of the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the only Italian museum exclusively dedicated to jewellery. She curated several International jewellery exhibitions and her last publications include “Van Cleef&Arpels: Time, Nature, Love“(Skira 2019), "Jewels of the twentieth century, from Art Nouveau to 3d Printing." (Skira, 2018), “Chains, jewellery in history, function and ornament” (Silvana 2018), “Brilliant” (Corraini 2016), “Jewellery a la Mode" (Corraini 2016), “Sentimental jewellery” (Marsilio 2014), “Italian design meets jewellery”(with M. Romanelli, Marsilio 2013).

Paola Coti

Designer and Founder of Aonie

She graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milano. She began her working life at Versace in press and comunication. After 3 years in Versace she won a master in Luxury Management at Creative Academy, the school of Richemont Group. She worked as jewellery product development for Montblanc in Hamburg where she collaborated at the launch of the high jewellery line. In 2008 she founded the brand Aonie with her sister Consuelo where she actually works like strategic director. Aonie is a perfect union between fashion, femininity and tradition. The attentive look is at: the fashion, the world new trends and the huge care of the detail, considered the aspect which creates the difference. Essential Romanticism and a passion for vintage meet graphics and metal for an urban and contemporary twist, between contrast and balance. The result of this creative process is an evocative range of jewels, dreamy.

Simona Scala

Creative Director of Ornella Bijoux

I was born in Milan in 1964; my studies were oriented on Classics and I got a degree on Political Sciences with a focus on Journalism. For ten years, I was a full-time sport journalist following sport events as I have always been very passionate about sport. However, with the coming together of my family and the birth of my two child Pietro and Marta, I have decided to unlikely concentrate on family, especially because my work’s timetable was very hard to combine with my personal life. Around my thirties, just for fun, I have designed and built my own brand of bags made out of recycled materials, mainly using the fabric of American’s army camouflage shirts and bicycle tires. Later on, I felt the call to join my family business as it was offering me the opportunity to grow professionally and be creative even if in a different context from the one I have envisioned. From there onwards I have joined my mother -Maria Vittoria Albani- the soul of Ornella bijoux. By going back in a place where everything has started thirty-five years back, a place that has always been my own world, a place where I have grown up and unconsciously developed myself technically and creatively, I have finally found my home and opened up my heart.

Susanna Testa

Assistant Professor, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Susanna Testa, PhD in Design, is Assistant Professor at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. Her research focuses on interaction and technological innovation within the field of fashion. Among academic activities, she lectures at the Bachelor’s courses in Jewellery and Accessory Design, Fashion Illustration and Portfolio & Digital Branding (Politecnico di Milano) and she is didactic coordinator of the Master in Accessory Design and of the Master in Fashion Tech ( She is part of the faculty of the Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management at Milano Fashion Institute (consortium of Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano and Cattolica universities). She is active as illustrator and consulting designer with a focus on jewellery and fashion accessories. Among her publications: “FashionTech. Body Equipment, Digital Technologies and Interaction” (Universitas Studiorum, 2019).

Beatrice Rossato

PhD Candidate, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Beatrice Rossato, PhD Candidate in Design, Politecnico di Milano. Her research focuses on the relationship between the jewel and the body. She studied at the Politecnico di Milano, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. During her master studies she completed her education course at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She works as a freelance designer and photographer and carries out academic activities as a tutor at the Final Synthesis Labs of fashion, jewellery and accessory courses at the Politecnico di Milano. She teaches in the Master in Accessory Design ( and she is part of the faculty of the Milano Fashion Institute (consortium of Bocconi University, Politecnico di Milano and Cattolica universities).