Jewellery Trends for Autumn Winter 2013?

With summer drawing to a close, we look ahead on the catwalk  to some of the key jewellery trends for Autumn Winter 2013.

Two old favourites - rock and roll chains and statement rings - rocked the catwalks with a thrilling range of Ready to Wear fashions that referenced punks and queens alike.

Versace led the rebels with its ‘Vunk’ catwalk show of glamour punk. The model Kate Moss starred as the face of the campaign, surrounded by glossy black PVC, studs and metal spikes.

Amongst the royals, Queen Elizabeth I was honoured with a theatrical and contemporary revival of her wardrobe by Alexander McQueen. Corsets, hoop skirts, cages, embroidery, feathers and pearls created a stunningly beautiful journey into the opulence and design of the 19th century.

ROCK AND ROLL CHAINS

Chanel marked its Ready to Wear show at Paris Fashion Week with the remake of a signature accessory – the link chain. Reminiscent of the styling of the traditional strap of a Chanel bag, the white metal links were connected into oversized chains, layered or woven with velvet and other materials.

In a colour palette of black, grey or white, nearly every Chanel model was accessorised with a chain in the form of a necklace or choker, a bracelet, or wearing black leather boots enlaced with chain.

Lanvin also indulges in stacked chains in this season’s collection, made of white and yellow metal. The bold large links were connected in an abundance of chains, layered with variable lengths and sizes and completed with a chunky and youthful pendant expressing words such as Cool, Love and Happy.

STATEMENT RINGS

For Autumn Winter 2013, fashion house Christian Dior collaborated with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to imprint an artistic influence throughout its catwalk show. The jewellery was feminine and graphic, with single earrings and layered statement rings.

One of Dior’s most classic looks is inspired by the iridescent pearl. In this new collection, oversized faux pearls rings were set in rings protruding with colourful geometric shapes. As an assemblage, they emulated a contemporary piece of art, perhaps inspired by the work of surrealist artists such as Joan Miró.

The rings at Chloé were also not for the fearful. Angular or bluntly round, metallic or organic, Chloe’s expressive brass rings accessorised a utilitarian, almost military, collection.

JEWELLERY TRENDS FOR AUTUMN WINTER 2013

This season has moved on from last season’s long rope necklaces and hoop earrings and is proudly bold and rock and roll.