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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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