The fall/ winter 2017-2018 accessory trends that we are already on pins and needles to embrace at the earliest opportunity are a true epitome of the last decades. Distressed punk helter-skelter, glam rock glitterati boots, western wear as a look back to the American West, materials as lush as velvet and corduroy and provocative political slogans to cap it all off, have come together to shape the fashion zeitgeist of the upcoming fall/ winter seasons.
With all this flashback happening in the fashion circuit, the accessorized part comes to be on the same wavelength, breathing the extremity of the ‘80s and featuring everything from the extremely big and audacious to something traditional and elegant. While Marc Jacobs’ Hip- Hop Evolution collection dishes out some massive chains over chains, and Proenza Schouler petrifies with its graphic bold arm bracelets, the accessories in the collections of Bottega Veneta, Chloe and Christian Dior stand out with their minimalistic and elegant oeuvre.
Let’s circumnavigate through the main fashion capitals for the best fall/ winter 2017-2018 accessory trends and start planning our future smash hit moments right now.
Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 Jewelry Trends
#1. Under Lock and Key
If there is one fall 2017 jewelry trend that comes as a bolt from the blue and proves to be a key to success, those are key-laden pieces. Whether the designers are advocating for keeping heart and soul under lock and key or are just in pursuit of promulgating DIY jewelry pieces out of everyday objects, one thing is certain – keys are going to become viral in the fashion circuits.
To start with, we are all taken away by the piles of keys that popped up at Balenciaga’s much-buzzed-about fall 2017 fashion show. Apart from the off-kilter buttoning of the outerwear pieces and “Knife” stilettos, key jewelry pieces also came to shape Balenciaga’s schtick for seasons to follow. Metallic keys came in various shapes, stacked up together and mixed in with scarf pieces to shape some only-Demna-Gvasalia-can-cook-up pieces.
Single key earrings and chunky pendants at Marc Jacobs were even chicer, encrusted with crystals, while Maison Margiela’s magical key pendant seems to have been borrowed from a fairy tale. Need even more proof that the moral of the story is to keep it under lock and key? Have a look at the standout golden lock and key chains at the Vionnet fall 2017 runway show.
#2. Different Takes on Chokers
Thought we are going to kiss chokers goodbye? By no manner of means! They are living their own lives as a matter of course, growing up and evolving to give off much more appeal and charisma. Chokers hitting the past runway shows were blingy, dressy and catchy, the whole enchilada able to flatter the complexion in no time flat.
We saw this fall 2017 jewelry trend in the spirit of punk rigidness at Alexander Wang where tomboyish black panther gals had their necks jailed in chain chokers. Chanel and Saint Laurent double up on the choker magnetism and bring to table blingy twin chokers, while Dries Van Noten’s choker game is cobalt blue and crystal-laden.
Need even more upgrade in the choker zone? Bauble samples make huge waves with Marni’s yellow and black bauble treasures as an opening gambit, while Oscar de la Renta’s and Bottega Veneta’s bauble interpretations are way more elegant and polished. Find more choker numbers at Miu Miu and Emilio Pucci!
#3. Talismanic Jewelry: Ward off Evil Spirits
When so many designers are wrapped up in talismanic pieces, we call it a special period to leave your fears behind, as the seasons ahead will bring you transmitters of good luck and averters of misfortune. Talismans as the most eloquent of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 jewelry trends come to urge that from this time on jewelry should be rocked with deep insight.
So what stands behind those seashell necklaces on Prada’s models? Whether Miuccia Prada’s message is to draw things you desire into your life or she makes a reference to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, seashell jewelry is what can make you stand out in the crowd.
We saw oceans of shaman feathers at Lanvin, red beaded necklaces with amulets at Valentino’s romantic runway show, astronomical eye-catching necklaces at Chanel and tons of itty-bitty amulets at Chloe, Christian Dior and Jenny Packham. Enough proof now? No shortage of talisman ideas, come the fall season!
#4. Party-Ready Crystals Everywhere
It’s crystal clear that the upcoming cold seasons will be full of hot parties. And it’s not any guesswork, but a verdict. High shine crystals churned out on the recent runways to shape the next fall 2017 jewelry trend and to invite all and sundry to luxury parties.
Think the dress code is only high-end evening dresses? Just have a look at Jeremy Scott’s strip hustlers rocking crystal-rich tassel earrings, necklaces and bracelets to make some nonchalant contrast. Isabel Marant’s tassel earrings are shining in the readiness to make tracks for a soiree, while what we see at Blumarine is an unexpected crystal-jeans combo.
Miu Miu nods to the royal translation of crystals with its lush massive necklaces, but it is Saint Laurent to march to the beat of a different drummer and dish out elegant ear cuffs, either hanging down or solidly perched up the ears. For more crystal pleasures, go check Badgley Mischka, Celine and Chanel and be prepared to be on a full schedule of parties for the seasons to come.
#5. Different As Night and Day
Mixed your earrings and feel embarrassed now? Come on, turn it to your advantage and go out and about rocking earrings as different as night and day: a little bird told me that the trick is going to come up roses. Contrasting earrings keep on being tough nuts to crack this season as well, shaping up one of the biggest fall/ winter 2017-2018 jewelry trends.
Balenciaga leads the pack in this mismatched thing with myriads of graphical divergences alternating each other. Then comes Marc Jacobs with hoop earrings contrasted against keys, followed by Maison Margiela’s three-ring circus, a real messy feast for eyes.
Want the mismatched show to go on? Keep your eyes peeled on the Versace models wearing brightly colored cord earrings and eliciting some special femme-fatale-worthy fun.
#6. Breathe New Life into Pearls
If you have always thought of pearl strands as something old-school and back-number, this is the right moment to take another look and dip your toes into the space. Pearls in 2017 are not any Mademoiselle-Chanel-esque matter, but rather poised to ooze out futuristic vibes and to kick-start brand new pearl interpretations.
True to form, Chanel embarks on remodeling traditional pearls encaging them in transparent baubles to serve up some astronomically ephemeral necklaces and bracelets and not only: we are equally enthusiastic about that massive pearl-rich bracelet mixed in with crystals.
This new pearl-imprisonment trick keeps on consolidating its positions when it makes another cool appearance at Marco de Vincenzo in the shape of earrings and necklaces. Gucci masterfully plays with pearl layering; Koche and Mulberry capitalize on thread pearl earrings, while Oscar de la Renta places a bet on an elegant pearl necklace.
Haven’t yet got enough of this fall 2017 jewelry trend? Y Project is here with its giant hoop earrings to create an amazing pearl masterpiece.
#7. Something Twisted and Rocky
It seems that the polished look was out of date on the recent fall 2017 runway shows, starting from garment pieces to accessories. Deconstructed pantsuits and oversized shoulders that took over the main fashion capitals over a month just called for some not so polished jewelry pieces. They were artfully twisted and rocky in the vein of channeling the ugly-pretty concept and starting a new fall/ winter 2017-2018 jewelry trend.
We extremely love Alexander McQueen’s huge cluster of everything rocky and volcanic starting from cuff bracelets and hoop earrings to statement necklaces as if borrowed from a volcanic eruption.
Acne Studios and 3.1 Phillip Lim seconded this idea with a range of twisted and uneven single earrings, necklaces and bracelets, with Prabal Gurung jumping on the bandwagon as well. Meet also Proenza Schouler to hit it off with those metallic origami single earrings and sculptural snaky bracelets that have become kind of viral.
#8. Eastern-Style Hand Bracelets
When the Eastern culture makes such a ritzy talking, maybe it’s time to chance your arm and try hand bracelets in no time. These hand candies attacked the recent runway shows to strike a happy medium between Eastern and Western styles and to shape just another amazing fall 2017 jewelry trend.
To start with, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, an old hand at accessories and a genuine hand bracelet proponent, once again toys with these jewelry pieces on a much bigger scale. His “Alchemist’s Garden” was bursting at the seams with richly decorated armor-like bracelets, finished off with multiple rings, among them Austen book clutch bags chained to manacle bracelets sitting on top of the world.
We saw another chain bracelet at Louis Vuitton intertwisted around the thumb and finished off with tassels, but what really warmed the cockles of our heart were those talismanic feather hand candies to give off the ultimate elegance. Also don’t miss out on those leather and metallic bracelets at Balmain with some rebellion spirit to them.
#9. Statement Single Earrings
The next fall 2017 jewelry trend on target is a clarion call to walk out on the idea of wearing earrings in pair. Why not deliberately leave one of them at home to be riding on the crest of a wave all the livelong day, especially since they are so extraordinary and high-profile.
This time around single statement earrings are not only party-ready, but also all set to be rocked at the office. While Mugler’s sculptural silver earrings with baubles and springs make an easy bedfellow with the pointed shoulders on the high-shine outerwear, the Brutalist-style single earrings at 3.1. Phillip Lim are unexpectedly mixed with baggy office wear.
But the single statement earring game plan does not end in here: Alexis Mabille recounts an amazing golden story with standout leaf-shaped single earrings and cuissardes, Roksanda capitalizes on art nouveau single earrings, while Wanda Nylon’s silver hoop earring teamed with silver pants and outerwear throw out a stunning futuristic tableaux.
Find more single earring samples to make a statement at Nicholas K, Balenciaga, Christian Siriano, Elie Saab and John Galliano.
#10. Ring-Packed Hands
Multiple rings stacked together or on different fingers keep on picking up speed the upcoming seasons as well, but in a more refined and sophisticated manner.
When it comes to multiple rings, anyone can put trust in Alessandro Michele’s Gucci that year in year out offers up a plethora of rings able to knock out everyone out there. Take, for example, those bull-head silver rings worn over lace gloves, butterfly and flower combinations or the offbeat insect rings piled together.
Multiple rings that made a grandiose appearance in the feminine collection of Dior are an epitome of charm and refinement, while at Valentino we come across multiple rings reading some mysterious numbers. For more ring-packed hands make tracks for Temperley London, Aquilano.Rimondi, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren, and go for this fall 2017 jewelry trend all year round.
#11. A Bit of Punk Movement
The fall/ winter 2017-2018 jewelry trends also witnessed a bit of punk movement albeit without any spiked or Mohawk hair and without any explicit nonconformity or anti-authoritarianism.
But some of the recent jewelry pieces had punk-worthy aggressive spirit to them. We caught sight of Gucci’s septum piercings and badass black leather chokers with chains and Balmain’s leather chokers, bracelets and those bizarre metallic lip accessories that were not genuinely punk but mixed in with grunge vibes.
In the meantime, Fenty & Puma and Philipp Plein said a strong yes to genuine punk and the result is just zero cool: razor pendants, septum and lip piercings à la Rihanna and a terrifying nail piercing chain number à la Philipp Plein.
#12. At the Mercy of Statement Brooches
The fall/ winter 2017-18 jewelry trends have one very powerful message to never deprive your clothes of standout brooches. The brooches ceased to be anything granny or old-fashioned long ago. The modernized variants are in high demand more than ever, destined to be clasped not only on stereotyped lapels, but also on anything else to your liking.
While at Lanvin we see brooches nestled on blazer lapel, that’s not actually the thing under discussion but the brooches themselves: bejeweled birdies with feathers, a real feast for the eyes. Victoria Beckham is also into brooches as an icing on the cake bringing up some stone-imitating brooches and a lovely yellow flower on the collar as if just plucked from the field.
At Maison Margiela, a rocky big star brooch pops up on the belly, at Miu Miu we see an intricate golden brooch clasped on the turtleneck sweater, while at Alexis Mabille a golden birdie catches the eye in a heartbeat.
Flower brooches are just another kettle of fish altogether. Whether we look at those massive floral brooches at Alberta Ferretti and Rosie Assoulin or multiple sequined ones at Delpozo, flowers are always up-to-date regardless of the season.
Find even more statement brooch staples at Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Lemaire, Mulberry and Albino Teodoro.
#13. Jewelry-Worthy Clothing Decorations
Why not let go of picking up matching jewelry pieces and get hands on a bejeweled dress to have it both ways? Among the fall 2017 jewelry trends, clothing decorations come as a change of scenery to be referred to as illusion jewelry staples.
Mary Katrantzou gives it a go in a grandiose and chic way. Just look at the high-shine crystal illusion necklaces on velvet turtlenecks that can be hands down taken for realistic ones.
We see rhinestones and golden metallic pieces decorating the clothes at Miu Miu, a sophisticated illusion necklace at Jenny Packham, and palatial black embellishments on queen-worthy gowns at Andrew Gn. More illusion jewelry pieces for fall 2017 can be seen at Philipp Plein, Dolce & Gabbana and Lela Rose.
#14. Hoop Earrings All Over
The most pervasive among the fall/ winter 2017-2018 jewelry trends are evidently hoop earrings that happened in every nook and cranny of the recent runways, at the ready to be rocked on every occasion.
The biggest hoop earring game is happening at Michael Kors Collection with oceans of big, party-ready silver numbers. Three-tier hoop earrings crop up at Marc Jacobs, while Alexander McQueen’s hoop earrings have some volcanic pieces hanging down.
Want way more refined and simplistic hoop stories? Look no further than Fendi’s and Zimmermann’s offerings.
#15. Extravagant Necklaces
While some designers go with the flow and deliver regular jewelry pieces, the most daredevils among them struggle against the stream and drop some extravagant necklaces for fall 2017.
There were elongated necklaces finished off with tassels at Balmain’s grunge runway show, heavy chain necklaces with melted-effect pendants at Marc Jacobs and a huge golden armor-like standout piece at Maison Margiela. Altuzarra’s extravagant interpretation is a bullet-pendant necklace looped through the clothing, but what really made a splash was that gargantuan golden hand pendant at Y Project.
Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 Accessory Trends
#1. Belts Over Coats
In a period when coats become so pervasive and hide your sexy outfit behind, nothing can work better than a flattering belt over your outerwear. Come the cold seasons, you can surely hang your hat on belted coats to turn the brass monkey days into some elegant stories.
This fall/ winter 2017-2018 accessory trend is happening on a large scale leaving no room for unbelted coats out there. Alexander McQueen’s pagan-inspired leather coats with exposed stitching double up on their charm through hanging belts. At A.P.C. a trench coat is belted in double, while Louis Vuitton’s trick of unbuttoned-but-belted coats is really some pumpkins.
The fur coats at Rochas and Miu Miu are tightly belted for a form-fitting effect, and it is at Hermes that we have caught sight of a corset belt over a solid navy blue coat. For more of this fall 2017 accessory trend go to Sacai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alberta Ferretti and Etro.
#2. The Wider, The Better
We couldn’t agree more with the idea that wide belts come as the best form-fitting weapons. They seem to be pretty relics of early corsets meant to give the feminine torsos the desired shape. Reducing the waist and thereby exaggerating the bust and hips keep on being something approved and sought-after.
The recent fall 2017 accessory trends are positively pillaring the wider, the better idea with oceans of corset-style belts over everything, starting from strict dresses and western skirts to everyday outerwear pieces and grunge gowns.
Just throw a look at the wide belts at Michael Kors worn over a leather skirt, a gothic dress or a glen plaid vest. Balmain’s chocolate-infused lineup exposed animal-print brown belts as wide as possible, while at Nina Ricci, bubblegum pink belts with huge buckles come into view in a flash. More wide belts can be observed at Roksanda, Tod’s, Agnona and Antonio Berardi.
#3. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody
With belts having their roots in practical use, they can also effectively resonate with high-end parties as a special type of jewelry, especially as the fashion designers serve up such sophisticated numbers. A soupçon of belt matter on the recent runway shows was bejeweled, sparkling and downright party-ready.
We are out and out taken away with Oscar de la Renta’s graceful flower belts and a silver sequined corset number sparkling far and wide. Another lovely bejeweled floral belt appears at Badgley Mischka and a leather one – at Fendi, while at Lanvin the feathered birdies hanging down from chain belts literally take us to heaven.
Need even more shimmer and glimmer? Calvin Klein has got us covered with a sparkling thread belted over an amazing yellow coat out of American plastic coach cover.
#4. In the Lap of Luxury: Fur Scarves and Stoles
Furs are assuredly frequenters through cold winter days and are a dead giveaway that you are in the lap of luxury. The fall/ winter 2017-18 accessory trends could not but include fur stoles and scarves in some upbeat shades that appeared in quick succession on many runways.
From Dennis Basso’s grey massive stoles and Anya Hindmarch’s azure blue stole knotted in the front to Blumarine’s delicate furry scarves and Missoni’s elongated striped staples, we are surely going to have a soft spot for luxury fur come the cold seasons. For more furry pleasures check Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Brock Collection and Emporio Armani.
#5. Neon Gloves On the Go
Are you aiming for the stars? Want others to screw up their eyes when looking at you? Neon colors are to fill the bill when on your hands. Leather gloves all wrapped in neon shades make another big fall 2017 accessory trend in pursuit of making gloomy winter days a little bit brighter.
A vibrant neon party takes place in a grand way at Kenzo with a range of blindingly bright yellow, blue and green gloves. We see a pair of bubblegum pink leather gloves at Simonetta Ravizza, an amazing neon purple stunner with a feather detailing at Salvatore Ferragamo and a blue option with silver rings over at Wanda Nylon. Deal! Challenge accepted!
#6. Opera Length Leather Strictness
Next to funny neons stand strict black or brown gloves reaching above elbows and oozing out some strict, vampire-infused passion. To see this fall/ winter 2017-2018 accessory trend in action, first off check out Altuzarra’s offerings – chocolate brown leather gloves, the black ones with red stripes and the bloody red numbers with vampire spirit to them.
Then pass to the Saint Laurent and Michael Kors devil black opera length gloves and don’t miss out on half black, half white charmers at Kenzo. Other black strictness can be found at Versace, Victoria Beckham, Nehera and Salvatore Ferragamo.
#7. Cutting in with Cutout Gloves
“Cut a dash with cutout gloves!” reads another great fall 2017 accessory trend. Just in keeping with up-to-the-minute cutout helter-skelter happening in fashion space, some of the fall 2017 gloves are cutout, half-done and finger-open.
Karl Lagerfeld’s security blanket at Chanel is definitely open-finger gloves, this time around all wrapped in a futuristic silver twist. We see a pair of black leather gloves at Gucci with a cutout designing trick at the wrist, and a range of tight-fitting sleeve-like gloves with open fingers at Paco Rabanne.
#8. Fishnet Tights All Around
Provocative and audacious fishnet tights are to be fairly called the greatest fall 2017 accessory trend worn mainly under knee-length skirts or pants for more intriguing, vulgar-free effect. They happened wall-to-wall in all the fashion capitals as a big fish in a small pond and now have us all planning to snap up a couple of fishnet tights for future come-hither looks.
In New York, Dennis Basso exposes a range of fine fishnet tights that fine-tune with the fur luxury the runway was experiencing. In London, House of Holland brings into view a range of daredevil black fishnet tights with minis.
In Paris, Lanvin models walk out with black fishnet numbers peeping out from under slits, while Vivetta’s fishnet renditions in Milan are colored and refined. Find more of this trend from Jason Wu and Jenny Packham, Jeremy Scott and Koche with many others in between.
#9. Second Skin Tights
The last but not least trend on our list of the top fall/ winter 2017-2018 accessory trends are patterned or lace tights that feel the second skin and get us all put best foot forward.
At Nina Ricci, we see sophisticated black and white lace tights worn beneath below-length dresses; at Anna Sui, second skin tights are all wrapped in psychedelic patterns, while at Balenciaga, blue tights come with chain-link upbeat prints. However, it is Chanel’s silver glitterati tights that play first fiddle and open a brand new phase in the tight game plan.
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