Fashion month is here in full swing, with New York’s colourful breeze of Spring Summer 2019 shows starting off the season in beautiful style this September. As Milan and London follow suit, and Paris fashion week is fast approaching, we put together the hottest jewellery trends you need to know about this fashion month.
Between big and bold evening wear at Marc Jacobs, and sheer dramatic veils at Christopher Kane, it’s been an exciting season so far. Stacked necklaces and statement earrings are still very much on trend, with classics like the hoop earring and chunky golden accessories getting a creative revamp. From novelty necklaces to regal chandelier earrings, everything is more lavish, more loud, and a light-hearted balance between powerful and playful.
Click ahead to see the jewellery trends we spotted and loved from the SS19 fashion week runways, and let them inspire your weekend wardrobe.
Featured image credit: Ulla Johnson
Statements are still a thing: necklaces
If there was one overarching trend this fashion month, it was the statement necklace. Gracing the runways of everyone from Moschino to Escada, the statement earring has met its match in the statement necklace. This season, it has been paired with equally busy patterns, making the statement not just about the necklace, but about the full look, too.
Statements are still a thing: colourful earrings
The hottest colour this season is definitely yellow (or in some cases, its neon counterpart). Riding a similar wave, SS19 jewellery trends see a dramatic revival of colour, flourishing on big earrings. Angular and abstract earrings made an appearance at Coach 1941 and Anna Sui, whilst Peter Pilotto whisked us away with fuller, heavier hoops.
Golden hour: earrings
Gold is the metal of the hour, with gold earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even chain belts ruling this fashion month’s runways. Big and bold, gold earrings graced the catwalk as small and larger hoops, as well as chunky textured abstract earrings.
Golden hour: chain link necklaces and bracelets
Besides earrings, big golden accessories are also proving a big hit. Chain link bracelets made a big statement at the Tory Burch show, with chain link necklaces also making an appearance on the runways of Moschino and more.
Strong cuff arm candy
Arm candy got a powerful upgrade with strong leather cuffs at Tom Ford, moving away from the lighter bracelet trend, towards a more almost Herculean style. At other shows, arm cuffs and bracelets reigned supreme, moving upward from the wrist. An accessory of strength.
Image: Tom Ford
The new hoop: form
An interesting appearance was made by gold or silver hoop earrings this season. Spotted on the catwalk in New York at Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Rodarte, in London at Burberry and in Milan at Moschino, hoops are definitely making a comeback (if they ever really left). Intriguingly, many brands are experimenting with the shapes and forms, reigning in a new era of a deconstructed, redesigned hoop.
The new hoop: embellishments
Beyond new forms, the hoop earring trend persisted with delicate adornments and embellishments. Precious and semi-precious gemstones as well as fabrics and feathers added textural detail and flair for a fun and artful effect.
Regal chandelier earrings
Is there anything more regal than a chandelier earring? Bringing all the royal glam to the runway, Ralph Lauren celebrated its 50th anniversary with gem-set chandelier earrings in deep autumnal tones. An easier-to-wear and more classic take on the statement earring trend, SS19 shows saw the reintroduction of the feminine and elegant evening accessory.
Image: Ralph Lauren
Chokers are back again, but not in their usual minimalist style. Glamming up the choker, everyone from Marc Jacobs to Brandon Maxwell and Adeam brought a dramatic flair to the rock ‘n’ roll accessory, adding pearls, colour, and in some cases, some serious upscaling.
Whilst some brands embraced the one-earring trend, many others mismatched their earrings, combining two different styles for a very edgy look. From House of Holland to Maison Margiela, the statement earring gets an upgrade: two statement earrings.