Between upcycling everyday objects into genuine treasures, party girl earrings, an abundance of collaborations and mystical talismans, these are the 13 trends seen on the runways for Fall/Winter 2017-2018.
A lighthearted folly in the spirit of the 90s Margiela metamorphoses, breathing new life into cans, shells, porcelain and other every day objects.
Photo: Loewe, Balenciaga, Prada Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
With BB initials at Balenciaga, sparkling acronyms at Dior and golden monograms at Céline, following in the wake of the logomania gripping the catwalks, the jewelry was labelled in its own way.
Photo: Céline, Balenciaga, and Dior Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
Chandelier earrings illuminated the white crystal king size rings for a Studio 54 vibe. Put on and race to the dancefloor.
Photo: Isabel Marant, Céline, Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
With nails, studs, piercings and barbed wire, the muscular look led by the Sex Pistols spirit at Junya Watanabe started its advance on the runways before it takes to the streets.
Photo: Alexander Wang, Gucci and Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
It’s pearls, but spiced up by the designers’ imaginations to shake off their classic image and be reborn in XXL versions, encaged in see-through cages or mounted on chic, tribal rings.
Photo: Gucci, Chanel Y/Project Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
A new sight at the biggest shows, these neo bracelets elongate their lines to connect with a stack of rings or simply to trace the femininity of a woman’s hand.
Photos: Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Lanvin Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
Two-player designs to season the silhouettes, the five-star collaborations put the spotlight on the new guard of talented jewelry designers with Annelise Michelson taking charge of the Zadig & Voltaire jewelry, Kim Mee Hye for Wanda Nylon and the gold medallions by Aligheri at Joseph.
Photo: Wanda Nylon, Zadig & Voltaire, and Joseph Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Mix & Match is more innovative than ever this season with fusions of materials and different designs. Dare to rip up the rule book.
Photo: Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Ellery Fall/Winter 2017/2018 shows
Going straight to the top of wish lists this season, these keys lose their utility to be reborn as sparkling statement earrings, a scarf bracelet and magnetic pendants.
Photo: Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
Following Gucci whose show was dominated by an incredible pyramid and a torrent of Illuminati-esque references, the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows sowed the seeds of an intriguing mystery. From the enchanting talismans at Dior to the mystical pearls at Alberta Ferretti via the cosmic symbols at Chanel, the jewelry this season had a secret.
Photo: Dior, Alberta Ferretti, Chanel Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Out of the ordinary necklaces
Between extraordinary breastplates, magnetic UFOs and edgy wearable sculptures, next season’s necklaces are getting even bigger to spice up a look with maximum strength.
Photo: Marc Jacobs, Y/Project and Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
Revolutionary ear cuffs
Going from surprising object to the new jewelry classic in just a few seasons, earcuffs are still no less inventive. For Fall/Winter 2017-2018 have cocktail parties in mind with a torrent of crystals to light up the night.
Photo: Mulberry, Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows
Doubled-up, stretched or redesigned, hoops have fulfilled the graphic desires of designers for several seasons as they rethink and renew the unavoidable classic.
Photo: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2017-2018 shows