Want a run down on the standout jewellery looks from Paris Fashion Week? From eye-catching stars at Elie Saab to understated chokers at Dior; these were the jewellery looks that caught our eye.
With an epic catwalk covered in thick molten and gold glitter, Elie Saab got us all starry-eyed over his glitzy disco themed collection. Entitled ‘Standing on Stardust’, the entire collection was drenched in stars from head to toe. Star drop earrings dangled wildly from ears, golden chain chokers with star accents wrapped around necks and epically oversized pendants fell down past the waistline.
Above: Elie Saab SS17 collection - Photo Rex / Shutterstock
UNDERSTATEMENT AT DIOR
Over at Dior, their first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to create a wearable collection that resembled the women of today, freed from the stereotypical categories of masculine and feminine. And that’s exactly what she did. Simplistic black chokers and drop earrings (of a wearable length) featured a mix of J’adior and Dior branding, golden bees (Christian Dior was an early enthusiast for biodiversity) and stars. Pretty and highly wearable.
Above: Christian Dior SS17 collection - Photo Rex / Shutterstock
It was chainmail galore at Lanvin; long necklaces draped and shimmered down the catwalk, whilst chain bracelets elegantly covered the hand. Olivier Rousteing is never one for small statements; at the Balmain show we saw enormous structured collarbone chokers paired with metallic cuffs. Things got considerably punky at the Andrew Gn show, with spiked dog collars, chunky chain chokers and layers of metallic cuff bracelets stacked up the wrist.
One of our favourite jewellery looks came courtesy of Alexis Mabille. Magnificent necklaces were loaded with giant bells, from smaller clusters suspended on a long necklace to a colourful bib-style necklace laden with bauble-sized golden bells. His earrings were striking in their geometric design and high-shine golden finish.
Left to right: Balmain SS17, Andrew Gn SS17, Lanvin SS17, Alexis Mabille SS17. Photo Rex / Shutterstock
Bold, oversized earrings continued to hold their own in Paris. At Saint Laurent, long silken tassel earrings added a pop of colour to their predominantly monochrome evening wear-focused collection, and large gem-encrusted ear cuffs were mismatched (obviously). Playful feather earrings in a tropical colour palette looked incredible against the leafy backdrop at Paule Ka’s presentation.
Lagerfeld was quick to jump on the single earring trend. Chanel gave us giant earrings studded in gemstones worn on one ear, and a cap worn sideways; rude-girl style. Heart and sword motifs were a running theme throughout the collection at Valentino; Piccioli’s signature romantic and ethereal dresses were juxtaposed with harsh dagger drop earrings.
Left to right: Valentino SS17, Saint Laurent SS17, Chanel SS17. Photo Rex / Shutterstock