In my New York Spring Summer 2020 runway coverage, I wrote that the trends we were seeing, we would most likely see again after we headed off the international runways of London, Paris and Milan.
And it happened. Each of the themes I first showed made a strong presence on all of the catwalks. In addition to these trends: juxtaposing color, ultra-large link chains, a bohemian take on antique and vintage jewelry, hoops in every incarnation, modernized pearls, sea and sand inspired jewels and sculptural/tribal updates, there were also four more directions which became evident across the Atlantic.
Just like the trends we saw in New York, these are themes that have been evolving in the jewelry studios and ateliers. And, you don’t have to wait until Spring 2020 to invest in them. They are out there in different price points and styles to purchase and wear now.
Here are four international favorites:
Having A Ball
From the runway to the studios, jewelry designers continue to orbit around three dimensional round shapes. Inspired by everything from planetary spheres, magical inspired crystal balls and sparkly Christmas ornaments, these designs take shape in different interpretations, from lockets to long drop earrings to pendants and charms.
All Choked Up
Chokers are back for Spring 2020. I’m not talking about the fine delicate stackable chokers of a few seasons ago which continue to be worn layering staples. These are statement chokers –hard powerful silhouettes that curve around the neck in gold. They also translate into choker length necklaces that are strong in shape but flexible with multiple dangles accenting the entire piece. It’s a look which says “go bold or go home”.
If you prefer a languid sexy long necklace that dips and drapes, there are myriad style lariat, bolo and elongated Y-necklaces that will provide you with the look you want. Many of these can also do double duty and get wrapped around the wrist multiple times.
After seasons of seeing many studs and other styles, we are moving back to finding the one. These are available in sculptural, geometric, dangling and hoop silhouettes. But don’t let that stop your ear party. You can also keep in going on the other lobe.