This ‘faces’ micro trend is about to take over the high street

Keep an eye on the rails of your local high street stores – because soon, you might find that there are several sets of eyes staring back at you.

The face motif is having a moment across clothing, accessories and even jewellery this season, and these five brands are pioneering the trend…

The bag

Emerging British brand Paradise Row has produced its second collection ‘Empathy’, a name chosen with a clear nod to the faces microtrend. The East London-born brand boasts the ethic of sourcing and manufacturing locally, producing a collection once a year and keeping everything under £500.

The love bag, pictured above, is a tribute to psychologist Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of consummate love comprising of three components, intimacy, passion and commitment.

Bag, £395, Paradise Row London

The sweater

Thinking Mu are taking graphic note of this trend by crafting comfy tees and sweaters in collaboration with illustrator Noemi Rebull – and staying true to their ethos of sustainability by using fair-trade organic cotton and using clean non-toxic dyes to maintain a low C02 footprint.

Sweater, £75, Thinking Mu at Couverture & The Garbstore

The earrings

High-end designers have been using flowing wire line faces in their earrings for some time – and now the high street is catching up too.

The likes of Sarah & Sebastian and J W Anderson have created their own quirky styles, while A Weathered Penny recently brought out a pair at £17 a pop (which sold out almost instantly). Looking for a lower budget option? Etsy is a go to for a quick, affordable fix.

Earrings, £365, J W Anderson at net-a-porter

The tee

A winning and simple tee, Uterque have used this trend in a subtle but appealing form. This cotton top works just as well with casual jeans as it does smartened up with a skirt and heels, thanks to the embroidered diamanté detail.

Tee, £69, Uterque

The scarf

Following the success of her cult Faces earrings, jewellery designer Nina Kastens has just launched a new capsule collection, including a scarf in the mix. Exceptional personalities, objects and interiors have always inspired her jewellery, creating luxury pieces for confident, feminine and independent women.

Scarf, €129 (approximately £113), Nina Kastens

Feature by Joanne Toolan