The Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection jewelry at Paris Fashion Week echoed styles displayed earlier this “Fashion Month” at shows in New York, London and Milan. International jewelry trends for spring include single or mismatched earrings, wide collar necklaces, long chain pendants, and, as always, chokers. Here’s a look at some of our favorite jewelry highlights from the City of Light…a sneak peek of what will be in store for all of us next spring.
Maxi-dress silhouettes at Chloé called for long chains with dangling pendants. While the proportions are not new, the leather and gold treatment looks fresh and unstudied. Watch for these necklaces to be widely copied.
Fierce gold-tone jewelry prevailed at Balmain, including a single feather earring, split-front collars, and double-cuff bracelets reminiscent of those Van Cleef & Arpels stunners once favored by Jackie O and Diana Vreeland.
For her first collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri topped off her feminist statement T-shirt with a feminine jewelry duo: a long pendant coupled with a demure black choker. Look closer and you’ll see these chokers make cheeky statements all their own. OBJ predicts that “word jewelry” will abound by spring at every price point.
Vogue Paris editors reported (and they should know) that the stunning rhinestone brooches at Balenciaga came from the storied fashion house’s archives. Alas, they will NOT be available in the stores, said a spokesperson, because: “to be supreme, the object of desire must remain inaccessible.” Look for Balenciaga’s brooch-at-the-waist idea to catch on anyway.
Also on board the brooch coach was Lanvin, which fashioned flower brooches from fabric (desirable and accessible). Shown with chain mesh jewelry “scarves” and bracelets, this throwaway-chic accessory is definitely here to stay.
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Rihanna’s eagerly-anticipated collection for Puma did not disappoint. Models showcased casual, loose-fitting numbers in satin and ruffles, complemented by ropes and ropes of pearls as only RiRi can do them — over the top!