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Showing posts with label Fashion Month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion Month. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Waisted

Predictably, it's another black and gold moment here at Gold Threads - but this heavily embroidered belt/waist detail from the Dolce and Gabbana AW12-13 show is just gorgeous;


Style-wise, I'm also taken with the idea of punctuating a plain dress with a matching statement necklace and belt - a laser cut leather cinch belt, perhaps, paired with a matching collar?

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tough Luxe at LFW

The neckline remains a key jewellery focus as London Fashion Week begins, seeing designers toughen up opulent gems and beading with chunky box chains;

Mawi Jewels at Temperley London
Black Rhodium and Body Chains at Maria Grachvogel
Wooden Links and Beading at Anna Sui

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

NYFW Street Style Trends - Graphic Neckwear

Camera-catching jewels are a fashion week staple, but this season it's been less stacked-up wrists and more about making a statement with neckwear.

Tommy Ton for Style.com - click to enlarge
It's the perfect accessory choice for this time of year - looking amazing under any coat or jacket and resting boldly over knitwear. I'd go for a show-stopping piece in metal and leather, such as one of these dramatic designs;

Moxham Anubis Necklace
Fleet Ilya Necklace
Persephoni Geometric Necklace

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

On the Other Hand...

My last blog suggested livening up a greyscale ensemble with a flash of gold jewellery, but I could be just as easily persuaded to go all black by Bottega Veneta's gloriously monochrome jewels...


I would love that filigree collar to go with my current to-go ensemble of grey cashmere jumper/black jeans/black leather jacket - it feels simultaneously ancient and modern, and is so, so striking.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fashion Month IV - Caged

Cage-like structures and netting details appeared all over the catwalk this season - from Gareth Pugh's dramatic creations (below) to JW Anderson's perforated leather and Dannielle Scutt's climbing-rope net dress.

It's a trend that is easily transferable into jewellery. In fact, Iceberg showed the look translated into accessories - from tall chokers and anklets to more wearable cuffs and belts;



The scale and construction of such pieces allows them to make a statement while remaining light and movable - the perfect way to continue wearing waist-defining belts and bold cuffs into the hotter months.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Fashion Month III - Jewellery/Clothing

For some designers, the line where clothing ended and jewellery began was undefined. Crystal-encrusted snakes coiled around navy dresses at Lanvin;


...mirrored body pieces and folded metal added a golden edge to Jasper Garvida's white gowns;


...and heavily bejewelled collars were common place - including James Long's pieces, which looked as though a Solange Azagury Patridge 'Stoned' necklace had exploded all over them;


Finally, Stine Ladefoged showed a wooly way for even the shy among us to get the body harness look without the scary chains...

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Fashion Month II - Collaborations


Biased perhaps by the fact that I love both of these designer's work personally, I found Lara Bohinc's jewels the perfect match for the Temperley London catwalk. I love both designers for their 'tough bohemian' aesthetic, and each of Bohinc's pieces, although not specifically designed or customised for the Temperley catwalk, set off the outfit it accompanied in either colour, form or material.


It took me a few seconds to realise who had designed the jewellery for the Louise Amstrup show - I knew I recognised the design of those pendants but not the neon orange material... Here, Hannah Martin's signature claw/clasp necklaces have been re-imagined in solid opaque colour - white, navy and orange shades setting off the colours of the catwalk and adding a uniformity throughout. I love the long layered pendants - looking minimalist and sleek as opposed to 'hippy' - and the pop of a colourful clasp worn at the collarbone.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Fashion Month Jewellery - Part I

I don't know about anyone else, but I've found the jewellery featured on this season's catwalks distinctly underwhelming. However I was taken by the harmonious and enhancing effect jewellery had on the following two collections...


Mark Fast's layered ethnic-style gold necklaces to sleek effect, reflecting the fluidity of his collection and adding a warm glow to the neutral colour palette.


Felder Felder's leather and metal harness/chokers were predictably bondage in black, but in pastel leathers worked perfectly - breaking up expanses of fabric and flesh with graphic lines and texture.
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