Down-to-there tassels, ethereal lariats and eye-catching facial jewellery - New York Fashion Week did not disappoint on the jewellery front this year. With a definite appetite for the Sixties and Seventies around the shows, the accompanying accessories were bold, mismatched and noticeable enough to get people talking.
These are the jewels we were lusting over at NYFW...
OTT earrings at Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg founded her house in the early Seventies and Jonathan Saunders, who is on his third season for the brand, used Jane Forth, a glamorous 70s It-girl figure from Andy Warhol's Factory, as his inspiration for this collection. OTT embellished hoops and statement necklaces accompanied super-flares, bold prints and wet-look dresses.
Stacks of rings at Adeam
Loose fabrics and subtle pleats were seen in a contrasting palette of soft pinks and strong navy blues at the dreamy Adeam show. Stacks of strong geometric rings, some semi-circles and others abstract gold designs, finished off the feminine and wearable looks.
Tassels at Sachin & Babi
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia’s mission is about making dressing up fun, easy and empowering. And their bold jewellery designs certainly hit all of those. Vibrant tassel earrings, that could easily be mistaken for curtain tiebacks, fell down past bare collar bones to make a statement against strapless gowns in similar colour palettes.
Dainty details at Zimmermann
Zimmermann is renowned for romantic and flirty resort and beachwear. In their latest ready-to-wear line, inspiration came from the retro Australian beach culture during the 60s. Dainty chain lariats filled belly-deep V-necks and ears were adorned with intricate single earrings instead of matching pairs.
Horsing around at Brandon Maxwell
From Britney Spears to Dolly Parton, Brandon Maxwell’s collection was complemented by an empowering soundtrack of iconic female singers. Not to mention a star-studded cast of models. Slick halter tops and ribbed red skirts dominated the first half, before Karlie Kloss closed the show in an outfit that many girls (both young and old) dream of. An incredible pair of statement earrings showing a white horse rearing finished off the princess-like skirt and soft angora sweater combo.
Facial jewellery at Naeem Khan
Naeem Kham’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection took inspiration from iconic Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. Pretty floral crowns, ballet-slipper ribbons and eye-catching silver face jewellery, which spoke to Khan’s Indian roots, finished the beautifully feminine looks.
Lengthy lariats at Anna Sui
Anna Sui’s collection embraced all things peace and love in a show that was as Sixties as Woodstock. Which was proven by the sisterly love between Bella and Gigi Hadid, when Bella came to Gigi’s rescue to close the show arm in arm after her older sister lost a shoe mid-runway. But Gigi looked as professional as ever in a metallic maxi gown and gemstone lariat necklace.