Designers have been exhibiting all of their wonderful Fall 2019 Couture collections this week, which means an abundance of bold and striking jewellery trends are fresh from the press. From 70s inspired bohemian accessories to an array of statement earrings (always a hot hit at fashion week) the autumn and winter months will be full of jewellery inspiration to quench your thirst for diamonds and pearls. Discover the best jewellery as seen at Fall Couture 2019 and get inspired with this high fashion finesse.
In February Armani Privé featured a bold selection of geometric earrings and beaded headwear in their couture collection. Inspired by the late Bernardo Bertolucci, the collection brought cinematic drama through striking silhouettes and pops of colour. This season, couture took the guise of ultra-feminine patterns and pallet offset with classic tailoring. Dusty pinks and icy blues formed the basis of an ice cream colour scheme, emphasised through flowing tulle textures and transparency. The jewellery - much like last season - was centralised around statement earrings and headpieces. Pastel coloured gemstones and glittering diamonds enhanced the whimsical pearly apparel, transforming the Petit Palais into a fairy tale fantasy.
Fendi’s show took couture pageantry to other-worldly heights. Staged amongst the Ancient Roman ruins directly in front of the Colosseum, Fendi’s couture show was the realisation of Karl Largerfeld’s vision of using this iconic landmark as a backdrop for an iconic collection. Playing out like a Largerfeld biopic, 70s silhouettes and lustrous materials decked the runway as Silvia Venturini Fendi mirrored the Largerfeld legacy within each and every detail. Italian power suits were perfectly complemented by sheer and iridescent Renaissance-style gowns, all tied together through thick gold hoops and boho pendants. 70s accents is a huge trend in the jewellery world right now. Invest in some strong 70s pieces for a cultivated and high-fashion approach to your summer wardrobe.
The Schiaparelli show not only staged the curious and provocative creations of this long-established design house, but also the fresh and anticipated creative direction of Daniel Roseberry. Needless to say, the show did not disappoint. Roseberry drew on Schiaparelli’s lasting relationship with surrealism in new and innovative ways. From kitsch nail art to displaced objects (including a swarm of ladybirds) attendees were given a confident and stimulating insight into the future of Schiaparelli. Roseberry paid an impressive amount of attention to the jewellery he adorned models with. Oversized earrings in spiky and surreal designs underscored the innovative roots of the Italian design house. Blurring the lines between art and fashion, if there’s one thing you can take from this couture collection, it’s to step out of your comfort zone with fearless jewellery.
In her fall couture collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior made a bold statement erasing colour to focus purely on the texture, the silhouette and the movement of clothing. Inspired by Bernard Rudofsky 1947 essay which asks ‘Are Clothes Modern?’, the collection was a socio-political exploration into the redeeming nature of fashion against the harmful conventions that exist simultaneously within the industry. Taking an architectural stance to lubricate the conversation, strong silhouettes were paired with alluring and surreal jewellery pieces which adorned the collection perfectly. With plush baroque pearls and reinvented choker designs, the jewellery mirrored the artistic concept behind this collection, drawing on Dior’s trailblazing past to propel the brand into a progressive future.
The artistry and craftsmanship Guo Pei display without fail at couture week is simply breathtaking. Every season, the collection shines from the strong concept that always lies at the core. This season, it was otherworldly. Guo Pei drew on influences from a variety of eras, from Elizabethan ecclesiasrical robes to 1950s cocktail dresses, all unified through the designer’s questioning of ‘an alternate universe’ and a subtle consideration of the afterlife. Strong flora and fauna motifs were peppered throughout, whether in the form of a sartorial bird’s nest, feathered accents or branch-like drop earrings. Nature and the avant-garde seem to go hand in hand, so why not embrace florals and channel some Eastern elegance with Pei’s example.