With London Fashion Week in full swing, we are reviewing all the previous action from biggest catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris and are getting ready to embrace the Autumn/Winter trends in all their flattering vibrant glory. To make your shopping for this season’s must-haves a little less stressful we have put together a selection of five jewellery and fashion trends the world is sure to be swooning over this September.
We love Autumn with its intensity of colours, textures and moods, it’s no wonder catwalks this season have taken inspiration from far and wide merging, clashing and coordinating perfectly autumnal looks. From rugged beauty and unpolished romance of the American West, which influenced Ralph Lauren’s elegantly poised collection to turn-of-the-century Victorian details spotted at Kenzo and Marc Jacobs, designers have treated us to some spectacularly artisan covetables. Alluring jewel hues ranging from deep oceanic blues at Prada to couture reds at Alberta Ferreti added aristocratic elegance to this season’s it-fabrics – velvet and satin. When it comes to jewellery this season, fashion maestros have once again given their preference to the big, the bold and the beautiful: from layers upon layers of oversized pearl necklaces at Chanel to ear-fulls of long bejewelled earrings at the Sonia Rykiel.
Fabric Clash meets Shoulder Grazers…
Texture and print has been a key trend this AW16. Gucci and Miu Miu have effortlessly mixed brocade with wondrous patterns, ruffles, sequins and embroidery to achieve an artistic time-traveller meets culture magpie look. We believe that master-pieces like this deserve accessories no less striking. Team this look with the year’s it-jewel – long drop earrings. As spotted at Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Chloe, elegant and sleek shoulder-grazeres, like our Orange Crystal Spike & Hoop Earrings, are just the accessory to balance out maximalist clashes.
Earn Your Stripes, Arm Candy!
From Max Mara’s pinstriped pyjama suitse to Trussardi’s masculine blazers the myth, that stripes are unflattering, has truly been broken this season. Edgy and strong tailoring fabric has covered every piece in the wardrobe, making it a must-try trend. You just need to find the right direction! Vertical stripes – to elongate, horizontal – to enhance, and diagonal – to cut across a silhouette. To soften the look add a touch of glistering gold bracelets layered atop the sleeves or gloves. It not only packs a perfect punch, as seen at Loewe, Maison Margiela and Prada, but shows off some serious creative thinking. We will be wearing our gorgeous Miniature Labradorite Tear Stone Open Cuff and Vintage Bracelet with Red Tassel, and Labradorite Disc Charms over our sleeves this Autumn.
Charmed Pink Perfection
From Gucci’s pretty-in-pink oversized coats to Alexander McQueen’s rose-like ruffle dresses, whether blush or magenta, its evident that pink has become this season’s darling colour. To accessorise this uber-feminine hue, we have turned to Prada, Tory Burch and Chloe making the case for charm. Yes, we are partly talking the delightful, warm trait no one can resist, but most of all – the eclectic and personal touch of semi-precious stone pendants and charms, layered on long elegant chains. The more, the better! Just think how well our Antique Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace or Gold Fern and Labradorite Pendant Necklace will compliment la vie en rose this season.
Pearls, Pearls, Pearls staring in Victorian Drama
Victorian drama has been revived this season with an added eccentric twist. From pie-crust collars to large statement drop pearl earrings appearing on the catwalks of Philosophy Di Lorenzo and Marni, we think this beautiful combination is a match made in jewellery and fashion heaven! Just think how gorgeous frilled paisley blouses will look with a touch of Old World classic gemstone reimagined for a contemporary ladies alike in Ottoman Hands Chain and Bead Strand Through Earrings.
The Treasured Glamour of 80s
Colourful, bold and fun… 80s fashion has made a loud comeback wrapped in gold lame, statement patterns and magical brocade. From large puffy one-sleeved numbers at saint Laurent to glistering animal-print treasures at Kenzo, new season’s disco awaits its glamorous queen. To make this trend more wearable and grounded introduce some raw, Earthly treasures to the mix with semi-precious stone jewellery. Stack statement handmade rings in deep dark hues, like Large Agate Maquis Ring and Rough Chalcedony Ring with smaller, more understated pieces, like Gold Textured Band Ring, paying attention to their organic textures.