OSCAR DE LA RENTA: Inspired by a visit to the Cloisters, Elizabethan textiles, tapestries and ornamentation, design duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia infused floral and celestial motifs into crystal earrings, brooches and necklaces. ALICE & OLIVIA: What can we say? Rebellious glamour meets Victoriana opulence with a side of rock ‘n’ roll. We just need that tiara in our life.BADGLEY MISCHKA: Known for their rich jewel tones and high glamour, the design duo brought on a dose of heavily beaded embellished looks with jaw dropping statement earrings covered in feathers, floral appliques and crystals. Our favorite? The jewel- encrusted neckline with pearl drop detail. Source: Getty Images/Vogue.com/NowFashion
LIBERTINE: Designer Johnson Hartig is a magical magpie at heart. We were floored with the stacks of necklaces that featured vibrant beaded skulls, Chinese snuff bottles and fruit. Wide chokers of iridescent crystals adorned the models’ necks. The inspiration for the collection -the 1930s, Art Deco, China and opium dens to name a few. Standout piece? The embroidered watch covered jacket decorated with eye buttons. ANNA SUI: ‘Beloved’ was the title of the designer’s FW18 show -a reflection about the fashion world Anna dreamed about before coming to New York City. Referencing the ’60s, American fashion designer Norman Norell and illustrator Anne Marie Burden, Anna Sui showcased a delightful collection of bead and chain tassel earrings, statement brooches and colorful necklaces all created in collaboration with jewelry powerhouse Erickson Beamon. NAEEM KHAN: Enlisting his wife Ranjana Khan for the jewelry, the designer exhibited a wonderful mix of Peruvian textiles, prints and patterns and mixed them with Spanish and Indian embroideries and Japanese kimono silhouettes. Hoop earrings embellished with beads, sequins and silk flowers dominated the runway.
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PRABAL GURUNG: The New York designer continues to push the envelope when it comes to pearls. As creative director of Japanese brand Tasaki, Prabal Gurung showcased a bevy of innovative, forward-looking statement making ear cuffs down the runway. These definitely aren’t your grandma’s pearls. BRANDON MAXWELL: The pineapple motif reigned supreme at the FW18 Ready-to-Wear collection of Brandon Maxwell. A possible ode to his mom? According to Vogue.com, growing up, Brandon Maxwell’s mother had pineapples on her personal stationery. Either way, we can’t help but fall in love with them!
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Paying homage to Pierre Cardin, Jean Paul Gaultier took us back to the prismatic Sixties and added a dash of tribal warrior chic to his SS18 couture collection. Models wore oversized acrylic sequined earrings , bold gold bracelet stacks, modernistic bib necklaces and pyschedelic monochromatic jewels.
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GUO PEI: A creative genius and famous for Rihanna’s yellow cape at the Met Gala, the designer created an extravagant golden floral fantasy garden. Her vision for the collection stemmed from the theme that roots are the source of life and vitality. Earrings that represented different growing stages of life, a closed bud to a blossoming peony were enveloped in beads. Rings, composed of clusters of baubles, formed budding blooms on the models’ fingers and shoes looked like roots sprouting in the ground. VALENTINO: Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli had a whimsical take on Valentino’s couture collection. Sure there was the obligatory floral elements to the jewels but we simply fell in love with the hand and scissor motifs the models wore as earrings. It is important to note that Pierpaolo wanted to pay tribute to the tireless artisans and their workmanship behind the garments. What better tribute than with an image of a hand and a pair of scissors?
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Inspired by the skies above, Giorgio Armani aptly named his couture collection ‘Clouds’. The clothes and jewels reflected every shade and color of the sky, from cloudy grey after a storm to soft pink pastels of a setting sun. The jewels consisted of oversized quartz, lapis, geode and gemstone statement necklaces, bold acrylic ’80s style crystal earrings and iridescent jeweled statement cuffs. In the midst of awards season and with Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert and Diane Kruger sitting front row, we’re sure to see Armani Prive show up on the red carpet – Oscars anyone?
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From pastel rhinestones to feather ear cuffs, here is a quick Ready-to-Wear runway jewelry recap of all the sparkly jewels that hit the catwalk for the 2018 Spring Summer season.
ASHLEY WILLIAMSSTELLA MCCARTNEYMAISON MARGIELASAINT LAURENTBRANDON MAXWELLHALPERNRAPLH & RUSSO
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Water, the clear translucent and healing properties of it, were the main theme to the SS18 RTW Chanel collection. The jewels were composed of rock crystal beads and drops which resembled globules of crystal clear water. Blue rhinestone statement necklaces showcased the color palette of water and acrylic bracelets in soft pastel shades of pink, blue and purple sported the iconic interlocking double CC logo.
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MANISH ARORA: The collection was aptly named ‘Ready for Love’. It was an elaborate and decadent collection filled with beautiful embroideries and soft pastels. The jewels had a South Asian feel to them and designer Manish Arora asked close friend, jewelry designer Noor Fares to design hand painted wing earrings inspired by the textiles and patterns in the collection.
MIU MIU: showcased amazing twisted metal cuff bracelets and brooches that were accented with vintage style cabochons and rhinestone flowers. The designer also carried the fruit theme, that we’ve spotted from several designers, and added cherries to delicate charm bracelets and necklaces.ELIE SAAB: The safari and the Amazon were strong themes to SS18 RTW collection from Elie Saab. Metal leaves turned into bracelets and statement rings and gold fringe and colorful enamel arrowheads accented the collars and wrists of the runway models. The accessories reflected the jungle’s colorful untamed nature.
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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: There was a Victorian vibe going on with the jewelry at the McQueen show. Models were draped in a multitude of pearl and chain necklaces that featured clusters of pendants. We can’t help but love the stacked ears on the models. The jewelry vibe: the more the merrier and we couldn’t be happier!HERMES: Hermes infused their clear glass jewelry by stacking it on brightly colored leather cord. The iconic fashion and leather house also showcased signature leather bracelets and necklaces embellished with studs.VALENTINO: Inspired by the moon, Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli created pearl drop earrings sprinkled with gemstones and tiny gold pyramid studs. Resembling the shape and surface texture of the moon perhaps? He was also influenced by the Valentino archives of the 80s.