Fall 2020 is all about going a mile extra; think chunky chokers, statement earrings, and a lot of layering. Jewellery trends for fall are all about re-imaging the usual. From Chanel’s cool renditions of chains and pearls to Prabal Gurung’s colourful versions of costume jewellery to Balmain’s animal-inspired ear cuffs, it is all about embracing drama and thinking out loud.
Just in case you are planning to go jewellery shopping here is an edit of the best Jewellery trends for fall 2020.
Colourful costume jewellery evokes a sense of drama but looks chic at the same time. We are not talking about oversized earrings or cuffs but a thoughtful play of colours. Case in point being Prabal Gurung’s ode to the traditional earrings with pearls and gemstones. At Chanel too, the colour scheme was re-imagined beyond black and white. There were beautiful neckpieces studded in multi-hued gemstones on a gold base. And Virgil Abloh’s take on colour came via beautiful pearl shoulder dusters.
Animal-inspired motifs have always been a part of the contemporary jewellery-scape. Think serpent-inspired neckpieces at Dior and Bulgari to spider-inspired rings at Schiaparelli. This year, it was all about bejewelled scorpions at Balmain, we want those ear-cuffs, don’t we? Stella McCartney and Lanvin both rolled out pieces inspired by different species of monkeys. And at Carolina Herrera, it was a colourful tribute to doves in the form of exquisitely done danglers.
If traditional pearls exude an old-school image, one needs to rethink. This season is all about bits of pearls rolled out in a contemporary fashion. While at Givenchy we saw some classic earpieces in gold and pearl, Jeremy Scott at Moschino remained loyal to his signature logo-inspired earrings heavily studded with pearls. And even though Chanel’s classic stack of pearl necklaces seem to be an evergreen look, Prada re-imagined the idea of a fringe necklace with a cascade of pearls and beads falling on the neck.
Chokers of all
If you are an Indian bride, chokers evoke an almost festive feel; think Sabyasachi’s decadent versions paired with the bridal finery. But leave it to Sarah Burton at Mcqueen and New York-based Proenza Schouler to roll out some funky, millennial-approved versions in shiny metal. Besides this, we got some intense BDSM vibes at Christian Siriano with leather and metal buckle chokers. At Chloe, chokers appeared as works of arts, in fabric and featuring ceramic infusions.
If there is one piece of jewellery that piques everyone’s interest every season, it is different variations of earrings. This fall is all about oversized florals and unconventional motifs. While at Erdem we saw, earrings inspired by celestial bodies, at Off-White it was all about shoulder-grazing earrings made in blue gemstones. Gucci and Phillip Plein showcased some beautiful gemstone-studded cross-inspired earrings. In Milan, Alberta Ferreti remained loyal to her signature and offered chic bohemian-inspired earrings, featuring pleasant hints of colour.
Leave it Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior for embracing the mystical energies of charms via her statement necklaces and rings. Old-school Italian loyalists always find meaning in Dolce Gabbana pieces, their renditions of charms could be seen on the runway via their coin necklaces and earrings.