Jewelry at New York Fashion Week: Get the Looks for Less

Crinkle Cuff, AliExpress Cuff
Left: 14K Crinkle Cuff by Jennifer Fisher.
Right: Gold-Tone Cuff Available at AliExpress.com

Here’s a peek at some jewelry at New York Fashion Week (September 10-17), the statement pieces used to accessorize the Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear collections. As we do every season, OBJ presents affordable alternatives to the high-end designer jewelry featured on the runways. Invest in a few of these “looks for less” now, and you’ll be fashionably ahead of the game by spring!

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher in her signature chain necklace
Jennifer Fisher in One of Her
Signature Chain Necklaces

On September 9, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher made her much-anticipated debut at New York Fashion Week. She described her Spring/Summer 2016 collection as “circular” and “feminine” …“a little less geometric than normal.”

Fisher offered statement chokers, chunky cuffs, and chain necklaces, all designed to mix and match. We love her 14K yellow gold Crinkle Cuff, which retails for $1,320 at Shop.HarpersBazaar.com. Amazon and aliexpress.com have gold-tone alternatives for under $100.

Givenchy jeweled face mask - 2016 collection
Givenchy’s Jeweled Face Masks in the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Stole the Show.

Givenchy

The fashion press was unanimous: The highlight of the first half of New York Fashion Week was the invitation-only Givenchy show on September 11. Following a creative tour de force he began with his Fall 2015 collection, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci commissioned makeup artist Pat McGrath to fashion beaded face masks of lace, pearls, and faux jewels. They were the talk of the town!

Some brave fashionistas have already adopted facial jewelry for nighttime wear. You can try it too…even if only for Halloween! Look for lace, pearls, and paste-on jewels at your local craft store or big-box retailer. McGrath recommends using Spirit Gum to adhere the embellishments to your skin.

Tome

Tome earrings featuring feather, fish and leaf motifs

TOME

The TOME designers showed dramatic shoulder-length earrings with almost every look they sent down the runway. Occasionally paired with a large statement floral necklace, the earrings included feather, fish, and leaf motifs – must-haves for spring. We found affordable versions of this organic trend at several online jewelry resources.

Nicholas K

Nicholas K

The jewelry at this show was fierce and warrior-like, including elbow-length cuffs of gold, hand-bracelets, and cross-body styles. Try stacking two of the aforementioned crinkle-style cuffs to simulate golden armor.

Pamela Roland spring / summer 2016 collection - wide black ribbon choker necklace
Left: Wide Black Metal Choker from the Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.
Right: Ribbon Version is an Easy and Affordable DIY Project.

Pamella Roland

The takeaway from this collection is a dark wide choker, worn high on the neck. These thick choker styles have been around for a while…what’s new is the dark coloration, which adds a pop of drama to lighter spring fashions.

Diane von Furstenberg flowers - gold petal earring rosie assouline
Left to Right: Model at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2016 Show; Single Floral Earring by Rosie Assoulin, $350; DVF and Barry Diller at Studio 54 in the 1970s.

Diane von Furstenberg

Using herself as muse, and harkening back to her Studio 54 days, DVF sent model after model down the runway with flowers tucked in their hair and behind their ears. Look for floral hair accessories and single earrings to blossom big-time by spring.

Coming Next: Jewelry at New York Fashion Week, Part 2

Photo credits: Pinterest.com; nytimes.com, vogue.com, harpersbazaar.com; Leaf Earrings at evesaddiction.com; accessoriesmagazine.com

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