From low swinging pendants to vibrant coloured hoops here are the 6 jewellery trends that rocked the runway for AW17.
Mix and match earrings
The runways were awash with statement earrings, with hardly a bare lobe in sight. Models at Dolce and Gabbana sported typically embellished crosses whilst Proenza Schouler showed shapes reminiscent of Matisses’ cut out masterpieces. But the biggest earring trends to emerge, were the “single earring” or the “mismatched pair” championed by Marni, JW Anderson and McQueen to name a few. Choose the Thorn earrings from Gaelle Khorui’s Earthly delights collection to nail this asymmetrical trend or grab the first two earrings that come to hand.
Dominating the catwalk when it came to colour, the hoop earring once again deserves a category of it’s own. Cocktails in hand, Ashley Isham’s summer babes wore hoops decorated with fluorescent pom poms, whilst Emporio Armani showed sculptural discs that popped against braided hair. But it was the models at Altuzarra that stole the show with spirals in red, yellow and baby blue adoring their ears. Sabine Getty’s pink topaz wiggly earrings tick all boxes for this colourful trend.
More punk-y than previous seasons, SS17’s choker wouldn’t look amiss in Christian Grey’s red room. Carven and Versus Versace produced leather collars with metal buckles. Vionett fashioned neckpieces out of rope and climbing clips whilst MISBHV‘s rebellious models sported denim variations fastened by interlocking metal rings. Recreate the look by turning your hand to DIY; a wide velvet ribbon and some hard wear from an old belt will do the trick.
After several seasons of the choker reigning supreme, it’s finally time to reach for a pendant and 30 inch chain. Whether you opt for something chunky as seen at Mulberry & Givenchy (get this look with Elie Top’s mesmerising Pluton necklace) or something more refined, such as Erin Fetherston’s crystal pendants worn on delicate chains (Noor Fares chakra amulet gives a similar vibe), make sure your necklace is hanging low.
Arms were a-jingling with a less-than-subtle cuff trend with bangles that were layered two, three, or in the case of Gareth Pugh, five times. To achieve this look mix Charlotte Chesnais’ set of three gold dipped cuffs with a wider bangle such as this one by Theo Fennell. In this case, more is more.
Tassels have long been used as talismans to ward off evil spirits. If this theory is true, then fashion month must have been demon-free thanks to Tadashi Shoji, Sachin & Bambi, No. 21 and Saint Laurent who sent shoulder dusting tassel earrings down the catwalk. Bring the runway to your jewellery box with pieces by Kenneth Jay Lane or Rosantica. For a fine jewellery take on the trend look to Russian designer Yana to add the perfect swish to your outfit.