The Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections finished up last week in Paris after a four-week road show (aka Fashion Month) with stops in New York, London and Milan. Here’s a sneak peek of five S/S ‘18 jewelry trends you can adapt for the holidays and enjoy right through spring.
Whether shoulder-grazing or sculptural, asymmetrical earrings ruled the S/S ‘18 runways. In its inimitable “more-is-more” style, Versace showed them in gold with matching necklaces and masses of bracelets.
You probably have a pair or two of statement earrings in your jewelry box. Try wearing just one with a pearl or faux jewel stud for a whole new holiday look. And by all means, hold on to them until spring…they’re not going anywhere!
Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to make mundane rain hats and boots sparkle plenty in clear acrylic. When accessorized with crystal-clear Lucite earrings and chokers, Chanel’s models looked like they were wearing raindrops.
We expect many jewelry designers to follow Karl’s Lucite lead by spring. They don’t call him fashion’s rainmaker for nothing!
Diamonds in Your Hair
Some of the prettiest jewelry styles for spring include bejeweled hairpins, barrettes, combs and crowns, often with matching earrings. See London-based designer Simone Rocha’s take on rhinestone hair-wear for inspiration.
Want to attempt this trend with pieces you already own? Try a statement necklace in your hair, or attach two rhinestone ear clips to a velvet headband.
Brooches Are Back
But did they ever really go away? Marc Jacobs pinned big brooches to dramatic turbans, a retro look some editors are calling “grandma glam.” This style is not for fashion’s faint of heart. For a more tailored brooch approach to spring, we love the white and yellow metal discs at Céline.
JCK (Jewelers Circular Keystone) trade magazine said “they looked a little like hand-hammered hats made for a doll…so chic—and like the polar opposite of trying-too-hard.”
Calder in the House
Thanks to back-to-back retrospectives in San Francisco and New York, sculptor Alexander Calder is on everyone’s mood boards this season. At the Rejina Pyo Spring/Summer ’18 collection in London, model after model donned Calder-esque mobile-like earrings, a colorful tribute to the iconic 20th-century artist.
Look for similar styles at different price points in the stores by spring. To get a head start, shop eBay and Etsy for Calder-inspired jewelry available now.