Spring sees a number of bold jewellery trends taking to the runway. Get inspiration from top designers around the world and incorporate these looks into your outfits.
Mixing gems and crystals
This spring designers didn’t hold back when accessorising, frequently adorning the models with crystals in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. Often, the gems were stacked, giving a very embellished and extravagant look. Givenchy, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane and Oscar de la Renta were all leaders of this trend.
Sizeable, chunky linked necklaces were out on the catwalk this season, with designers such as Valentino and Rodarthe pairing their garments with statement chains. This is a very wearable look that you can easily re-create that will still make an impact. If you want to venture into the world of big links slowly, opt for a single strand with a short chain.
Clear crystals were all over the catwalks this spring season. Often graphic shapes such as birds and stars, or just classic strings of beads, were used by the likes of Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten and Rochas.
Watches were used as statement jewellery pieces by designers such as Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Nina Ricci. Burberry watches were elegant and encrusted with gems, while the ones seen on the Miu Miu runway were graphic and futuristic.
Gold is timeless and classic, and this season it is out in force, with fashionistas using it to create an impact with statement necklaces. Altuzarra released a gorgeous piece that had a circular structure with two spirals that rest on the collarbone, while Balmain brought together the trends of gold and big links with shiny linked choker necklaces. Alternatively, stack up wide gold bangles and channel Alexander McQueen.
Bright and graphic
Another bold trend that’s also very wearable is the what has been dubbed ‘Primary School’. Draw inspiration from designers such as Chanel and Celine and pick pieces that have one or two bright colours and play with clean and vivid shapes. Think big bangles, and don’t be afraid to stack them up!