Thursday, May 8, 2008

Never mind the It bag or the must-have shoe. Accessory obsession now centers on the need-it-now bauble. More and more houses—Bottega Veneta and Burberry, to name just two—are entering the jewelry arena. And they're not doing so quietly: Chunky statement pieces are the trend. Fall was a gem of a season for necklaces in particular. The moods were many: delightfully Deco at Lanvin, strung with crosses and amulets at Givenchy, and decidedly haute monde at Balenciaga, where Nicolas Ghesquière mined the archives for inspiration. Still, bracelets can't be ignored; Marc Jacobs' nodded to Scandinavian modern, while medieval wrist wrappers doubled as spiked weapons at Burberry Prorsum. Not that we condone violence, but that's one way to get your money's worth.
Modern weaponry at Burberry Prorsum
Givenchy's holy roller
Making the braid at Vera Wang
Flower power at Marni
The bedazzler: Liya Kebede in Lanvin
Silver streak: Louis Vuitton's retro modern necklace


angry poor girl said...

I WANT ALL THOSE PIECES - What I hate about the world today is that all those pieces will cost soooo much money and the only ppl that will get to wear them is wack celebrities and rich bitches like the olsen.. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore

Anonymous said...

angry poor girl-you are not the only one.

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

i am in love with the spikey bracelet but I am not sure if it would look so great on my arm..i have stick arms lol

that bracelet is like punkrock couture or something lol