As the Paris shows wraps up fashion month, we’ve scouted through all the shows to bring you the best bejeweled runway looks. Power cuffs and Cosco-sized collars made a fierce comeback but, besides that, jewelry was kept to a barely-there minimum. Swingy chandeliers from last season were traded in for shoulder dusters while pearls got dramatic at Dolce & Gabbana.
Baubled collars stole the scene at Oscar de le Renta. In fact, if it weren’t for these arty, opulent statement accents, the dresses at the show would have felt like a prom dress retrospective. In general, collars seem to be making headway in the jewelry world as many are a tad bit tired of those ornately embellished statement bibs beaming with frilly floral faceted gems.
Big earrings with generously-sized gems added a regal polish to Dsquared show in Milan. Big earrings of all sizes and kinds, proved to be a Red Carpet and fashion week prerogative this past season. If the Dsquared show is any indication of styles we will be seeing this next year, than Maharaja-style gems with intricate frames are going to be a hit. Keep your eyes out for large, faceted stud earrings.
Power cuffs are a fun statement accent we are happy to see back on the catwalk. Both Armani and Prada sported versions of this jewelry favorite. Prada (image at very top) used fur puff balls for a playful yet still bold twist while Armani rocked out to sculpted cuffs with gold accents.
Brush ‘Ya Shoulders Off
From Milan to New York, slinky shoulder dusters were covetable favorite among designers like Lanvin, Armani and Missoni. This season however, they weren’t just your standard long fringed tassel, but styled in various color ways, shapes, and textures. If blinged-out Maharaja-style studs aren’t your style statement go-to and you are opting for a more sleek and elegant look, then shoulder dusters are the way to go.
The Baubled and the Beautiful
Statement jewelry took to new proportions this season. From Mary Katrantzou’s colorful translucent collars to Dolce & Gabbana’s pearl adorned headphones big, round and (preferably) baubled took the statement cake in this season’s shows. Unlike the big collars at Oscar de la Renta these were showpieces that you couldn’t possibly wear outside of the tents or maybe at a Cirque du Soliel-themed quinceanera.