We all know (and love!) the simple but classic elegance of a string of pearls. And what’s lovelier than getting that pearl feel and quality by using Swarovski crystal pearls?
But take a look at runways from New York to Paris to Milan and you will find pearls paired in ways that are anything but traditional.
Anyone who has been keeping their eye on the fashion scene would have noticed the pearl creeping back in over the last few seasons as young jewelry designers place them in unexpected places such as ear cuffs and pair them with unusual materials.
This winter, however, you are increasingly going to be seeing the democratization of that classic pearl strand as everyday street wear. Designers are pairing this classic element with denim patches, military jackets and the sports sweaters that are so very now.
Maison Margiela, Chanel, Miu Miu
This is a great time to dig out your old pearl necklaces or construct a new heirloom of your very own using our beautiful and versatile Swarovski crystal pearls! Adding a simple pearl necklace to your outfit is the best way to look fashionable today.
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New York Fashion Week is one of the best places to get a look ahead for the most daring and dazzling new jewelry designs that will soon be available in stores. Get inspired and stay on trend with your designs!
Here is some of the most interesting jewelry from the runways of the Fall 2014 collections at New York Fashion Week.
Which of these looks do you see yourself wearing? Whose jewelry do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!
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Paris Fashion Week just ended and we’ve been on the edge of our seats in anticipation for the jewelry looks that are going to be the must-haves of the 2013/2014 autumn and winter season.
From Saint Laurent
We’ve really fallen for this fantastically whimsical and messy bracelet from Saint Laurent. An awesome way to make use of left-over beads and other materials to and make your own stylish bracelet for fall/winter.
Metal was all over the runway. Especially in large statement pieces.
Large statement earrings are clearly still in vogue as seen from Balmain, above.
Chanel upped the ante with large multi-teired chain necklaces.
But we fell in love with these stackable chain and felt bracelets that exude both cozy warmth as well as an edge. Can’t wait to try my hand at making a few myself!
From Christian Dior
Statement rings are still in for the upcoming season, with at least three per hand considered de rigueur.
Woven leather cord bracelets from Hermes continue the Bohemian trend.
From Jean Paul Gaultier
More hardware from Jean Paul Gaultier. We really liked the metallic “sewn together” bib necklace. Were not sure how we felt about the collar.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Statement necklaces from Lanvin were cute, but we were scratching our heads at the be-pearled red heart pendant. A little much?
All in all, it’s clear that metal is going to be big for this fall and winter season. Large statement jewelry, big rings, and lots and lots of chain are going to be the looks.
We’ll be heading back to the lab shortly to experiment with making some similar designs and will post some tutorials so you can grab them too!
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