Best Collaboration. Congratulations to Pandora for making jewelry news at New York Fashion Week. Pandora was not only the official jewelry sponsor of Fashion Week, it partnered with superstar designer Vivienne Tam. She added the finishing touches to her September 7 Spring 2015 runway collection with jewelry selections from the popular Pandora brand.
Best Trend. “Stripes with everything” was a major trend across many designers’ collections. While there is nothing really new about stripes, it is a tribute to the talent of the participating Ready-to-Wear designers that they managed to work simple stripes in so many new directions. Will springtime jewelry follow suit? Judging from DKNY’s striped chokers, the answer is yes.
Runner-Up Trend. Gingham is one of those spring-summer staples that can sometimes look cloying, but not in the hands of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, and their ilk. Gingham checks in pastel colors, black-and-white, and varied sizes dominated runways all week. How to translate the check craze into your jewelry wardrobe? Don’t even try. Oscar showed his beautiful ginghams with simple gold cuffs – you can too.
Best Inspiration. Carolina Herrera’s oversized tulip motif stole the show…maybe even the week. Everything about the 76-year-old designer’s Spring 2015 runway collection is elegant and ladylike — yet youthful. I fell in love with her “shattered floral” strapless number, reminiscent of Chanel’s couture camellia necklace. Expect floral jewelry in abundance at stores this spring…and all through the seasons ahead.
Best Wild Card. Tribal prints have been popular for several seasons, but they’ve never looked newer than in Gwen Stefani’s “New Nomad” collection. If you’ve been waiting to invest in something from this jewelry genre, wait no longer. Tribal-style jewelry is trending…great with khaki, black, and multi-colored looks for spring.
Tell us your favorite looks from Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. And happy shopping!