Day 6 of Paris Fashion Week featured some space-age looks, pieces to make an abstract-expressionism lover happy and a bit in between. Super-shiny silver and gold ruled at Maxime Simoëns show (plus lots of black leather) and Maison Rabih Kayrouz featured a metallic fingerless glove/cuff of sorts. The gold cuffs at Chloé also had a very modern look, as did those at Andrew Gn. The jewelry at Céline was an abstract-expressionist’s dream, with visually interesting mixes of shapes and colors. The square necklace in particular was notable because you see square rings and bangles all the time, so why not necklaces?? The color continued at Kenzo and Givenchy, where the model’s ears were covered in multiple ‘piercings’.
Day 5 of Paris Fashion Week was a mostly colorful one. Bright beads were found at Junya Watanabe and Jean Paul Gaultier. Gold was mixed with bright colors at Tsumori Chisato and Maiyet, while Vivienne Westwood was a general color riot. Bucking all that for silver, though, was Viktor & Rolf with safety pin chic and Véronique Leroy with some unpractical looking bangles (due to bulk). Finally, there was Acne Studios who couldn’t settle on a metal and so showed all silver, then all black, and lastly all gold of the same jewelry.
Day 4 was a fairly minimalist one at Paris Fashion Week, with two exceptions. The set for the Christian Dior show was draped in foliage that seemed to be the inspiration point for the jewelry, which were burst of beading that draped the models necks and wrists. In a totally different look was the A.F. Vandervorst headpiece/necklaces by Vicki Sarge that I can’t even imagine how heavy were to wear. But, back to the minimalism. Chalayan had a single gold bangle, while Issey Miyake was a study in black and white structure. Also keeping things simple were Isabel Marant and Maison Martin Margiela (who usually has some very interesting jewelry concepts and I was definitely underwhelmed this time).
Day 3 of Paris Fashion Week saw most jewelry fall into two camps: sleek and sculptural metal, or way over-the-top. Balenciaga kicked things off with silver and gold cuffs and collars that weren’t a far departure from the Fall 2013 knots (one of my all-time faves from that season), as well as some gilded leaves. Bouchra Jarra, Paco Rabanne and Nina Ricci had similar looks. Manish Arora, on the other hand, went super-bright with the help (once again) of Amrapali, Balmain showed that the gigantic gold chain thing hasn’t completely died off, and Lanvin brought out the giant crystals for another season.