SLOW RENAISSANCE E INNER IDENTITY: gli scenari futuri di tendenza per l’accessorio ed il gioiello moda

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 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Focus: Analysis of Contemporary Trends and Influences in Fashion Jewellery


English language



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).

Simona Nicolosi

Designer and Founder of may mOma

Tutto nacque dalla profonda passione di Simona Nicolosi per il mondo del gioiello, una passione ereditata dal padre e che lei ha sempre cercato di maturare a livello personale. Dopo aver partecipato al corso di Design del Gioiello di a Milano, lavora per il Gruppo Damiani dove impara a creare e gestire gioielli di lusso. Immersa ed ispirata dallo stile milanese, capitale del Made in Italy, Simona Nicolosi lancia la sua prima collezione di gioielli moda nel settembre 2013. May mOma è presente da rivenditori fedeli quali Kadewe, Yoox, Joyce e decine di boutique nella capitali più importanti del mondo, accomunate dalla passione per il Made in Italy. Il suo mercato principale, nel 2019, è stata la Cina. I gioielli may mOma sono presenti tra le pagine di Vogue, Elle e Vanity Fair oltre che in molte altre testate e siti online. Nel 2014, 2015 e 2016 le creazioni may mOma sono state selezionate per partecipare allo Swarovki World Jewelry Facets: una piattaforma creativa, nata dalla collaborazione con il famoso brand austriaco, dove i migliori designer di gioiello moda presentano i loro prodotti. Simona Nicolosi progetta inoltre capi personalizzati per marchi di abbigliamento privati, italiani e stranieri e progetta anche pezzi unici per brand di gioielli.

Olga Noronha

Jewellery Designer (PhD)

Olga Noronha was born in Porto in 1990. She lives in Portugal and works between London, Portugal and Italy. At the age of 11 took her first steps in contemporary jewellery, attending Engenho & Arte school, and after completing secondary education at Soares dos Reis school, went to London. At the age of 17, at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Noronha started by a Foundation Course in Art & Design, being her ("Dirty Tissues" ®) project considered the best of the 21 years of the course and thus acquired by the University of London for its private collection along with Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen’s and others. Graduated in Jewellery Design by the same college in 2011, Noronha was then titled Researcher at CITAD (Centre for Investigation in Territory, Architecture and Design - Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT). This same year Noronha was invited to teach at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and to lecture at Whintrop University (USA) and ESAD (Pt). In 2012, completed a Masters degree In Design Research (MRes) at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and was awarded the Doctoral Merit Scholarship - Design Star Consortium - Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Between 2015 and 2018, Noronha taught and was Head of Jewellery Design department at ESAD (PT).

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).