This fall, it’s about reimagining the classics. While 80’s inspired large hoops made quite a comeback, a number of labels bounced back to rolling out earrings incorporating their logos. And if you think earrings come in a pair and you need to wear two identical pieces, think twice. 

Here is a complete lowdown from the runway

Tom Ford's 80's inspired hoops. Image: Courtesy Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Gold hoops at Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2018/19 show. Image: Courtesy Richard Bord/WireImage

Tom Ford’s version of the ’80s was punctuated with leopard-print leggings, crystal-heeled slingbacks and almost party-ready silver hoops. In Milan Alessandro Michele’s models walked in an operation theatre adorning layered gold hoops. While in Paris Jacquemus ensured that his kaftan-jumpsuits and draped slip dresses were complemented by oversized hoops with orbiting stones at the centre. 

The Single earring
Dries Van Noten's architectural single earring. Image: Courtesy Peter White/Getty Images
3.1 Phillip Lim gave an approval to the single earring trend. Image: Courtesy Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A single earring can help you convey a stronger narrative than two. While staying loyal to his nomads inspired aesthetic Phillip Lim teamed his baggy pants and blazers with single earrings and Dries Van Noten’s heavy textural interplay was interjected by architectural, tear-drop single earrings. 

90's inspired logo earrings at Chanel. Image: Courtesy Peter White/Getty Images
Fendi's logomania. Image: Courtesy Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Logos have made a comeback, but it’s time to extend your vocabulary beyond logo emblazoned hoodies or sweatshirts.  Known for his larger than life shows Karl Lagerfeld placed his CC-logo earrings inspired from the ’90s among those heavy tweed coats and puffers. The logomania was also seen at Fendi, where Silvia Venturi Fendi’s  ‘F ‘ beige-brown logo pattern earrings took over the runway.  Walking on similar lines Dema Gvasalia too created silhouettes inspired from the ’90s and resorted to ‘Balenciaga’ emblazoned disc like earrings.

Bella Hadid's mismatched earrings at Prabal Gurung. Image: Courtesy Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Binx Walton pairing metal and pearl at Alexander McQueen. Image: Courtesy Peter White/Getty Images

Breaking conventions is the key this fall. You can start by pairing different earrings. In New York, Prabal Gurung paired pearl chandelier earrings with metallic sculptural pieces. At McQueen’s, Sarah Burton complimented her sharp pantsuits with mismatched metal and pearl earrings. Jacquemus, besides pairing different materials together, also experimented with different shaped and teamed up wooden disc like earrings with subtle ear studs. 

Amira Pinheiro carrying a massive disc earring for Loewe. Image: Courtesy Peter White/Getty Images
Zadig & Voltaire keeping it up with the oversized trend. Image: Courtesy Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Chunky, oversized and imposing earrings are in. JW Anderson explored the idea of size with his big circular, disc-like earrings. Tassles almost became double their size at Zadig & Voltaire; and with their metallic sheen, set a definition for the quintessential party-piece. Chunky chains have been a runway staple this season and Massimo Giorgetti’s rendition for MSGM was in the shape of mega-size earrings, resembling chunky chains. 

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.