New York Fashion Week has come to a bittersweet end, but for us jewelry mavens we’re in for another three weeks of a high octane hayride of bling, ball gowns and game-changing glamor. Top designers included newcomers like Rosie Assoulin and Delpozo sharing the spotlight with mainstays like Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta. Athletic wear went opulent while punchy prints took to new level, and wide-leg trousers worked the catwalk. Meanwhile, for us jewelry hounds with designers like Reem Acra and Tory Burch lending a new look to sequined sophistication, statement sparklers were sparse but when present, explosive. Let’s take a look at the bountiful amount of bling coating the runways with the top five trends to watch out for in S/S 2015….
1. Go Big or Go Home…Betsey Johnson the renowned queen of quirk topped off her wedding-inspired ensembles with an explosion of ornamentation. From crystalline embellished necklaces spelling the word “PRENUP” to a seascape of pearls and beads igniting the neckline, this show could be described as a case of full-blown bling.
2. The Brooch Factor… From Oscar de la Renta’s deliciously delicate brooches to Rodarte’s sea urchin applique, We foresee a future brimming with brooches along the the neckline or anywhere that needs a pop of sculptural allure. 3. Floral Drops…The forever feminine floral drop is here to stay (thank god), but with an elegantly crafted update. The notorious OdlR (Oscar de la Renta) and Altuzarra styled their models with intricately sculpted posies in stark monochromes. 4. The Haute Collar…Collars of all kinds were the statement accent for NYFW. Ralph Lauren, Narcisco Rodriguez and Anna Sui celebrated the return of this bejeweled classic. From graphic and chunky to an endless mosaic of gems, the collar is destined to be an instant style enhancer.
5. A Charmed Life… Charms are back and everyone and their BFF flaunted this girly-glam essential. From Anna Sui’s intergalactic version to Rodarte’s artisinally-edged styles, charms are one covetable comeback not to miss. What’s your favorite trend and how would you wear it? Share with us! And, if you’re still fiending for more check out www.style.com. All images courtesy of Style.com