SOME CURRENT TRENDS IN FASHION ACCESSORIES

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SOME CURRENT TRENDS IN FASHION ACCESSORIES

While I realize that the summer season has just begun, it’s never too early to start getting your wardrobe ready for fall complete with some of the latest trends in fashion accessories. I have also included information on some accessories if one is still looking to add to their summer wardrobe.

From Chanel’s slogan bracelets and Valentino’s ring stack; to Diesel Black Gold’s syncable watch and Rodarte’s neo-piercings, the jewelry trends you can expect to see on the street for Summer 2015 from New York, Milan and Paris

With blood-red flowers clipped into the hair and matador -inspired jackets, the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 collection boasts a sultry, Spanish flair. To complement the dramatic silhouettes, the designer duo opted for golden pendant earrings and necklaces, gleaming as they caught the lights on the runway.

Chanel’s fashion riot for Summer 2015 has seen bangles in silver and brightly colored leather with the same on -trend demo slogans that the girls brandished in the finale, including “Make Fashion Not War”, “Oser Sans Poser” and “Ladies First”.  Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel girls wore their hearts on their sleeves.

Mirroring the contours of the Summer 2015 collection, the Versace necklaces came in two different styles: a choker that has been paired with the short dresses and a fine chain with a medallion to contrast with the tuxedo.   An experiment with layering was also conveyed in the sport-chic t-shirts of the collection.

In an invitation to travel during the summer, the creative duo behind Valentino peppered the Summer 2015 looks with marine symbols. Coral, shells and sea urchins replaced last summer’s signs of the zodiac, translating into sun-bright rings to mix and match all season.

With jewelry crafted from wood and natural materials, the accessories at the Marni Summer 2015 show captured the artisan spirit of the fashion house and affirmed its reputation as the height of Italian craftsmanship.

For his final show as creative director at Hermes, Christophe Lemaire accessorized his ivory and sand-colored looks with solid silver jewelry from another in-house talent, Pierre Hardy. Pale, bright pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection referenced the contours of bridles, bits and reins.

Secured with cuffs or a golden chocker, the jewelry worn by the Balmain Summer 2015 warriors, played a key role in the show, experimenting with both transparency and constricted lines.

125 years of Lanvin- with Alber Elbaz currently at the helm, saw a fresh take on the French classic. The jewelry designer Elie Trop played with the traditional white pearl, suspending it like an abacus, from a silver necklace. New ground for the Parisienne’s game.

Accessories picked up on the Summer 2015 themes as the clothes at Fendi, as the orchid motif featured on low-slung ponytails and denim blue popped up on oversized knotted leather cuffs. As if by magic, the delicate feathers of light bustier dresses also appeared around watches.

A wave of fashion freedom broke at the Etro show in Milan, as sun-drenched California Dreamin’ inspiration saw folky fabrics blend with dreamcatcher jewelry worked from raw stones, beads and feathers mingle with long hair, left loose over the shoulders.

It was a tribal call for the Isabel Marant Summer 2015 collection, with a relaxed, mostly monochrome silhouette. The bangle, perched delicately upon the forearm, punctuated an otherwise clean look.

With multicolored fur, knotted scarves, suede jackets or all denim ensembles, this season, Frida Giannini celebrated signature, Gucci-style pieces. The golden age of the Seventies was brought bang up to date and spelt loud and clear by the iconic monogram bracelet, in silver, that encircled the wrist.

With Crystals mounted on necklaces, sand-colored breastplates and subtle animal-print earrings, the jewelry at the Giorgio Armani Summer 2015 show toyed with the natural charm of the collection. With the exception of graphic earrings, adding a punk edge to the collection with stylized safety-pin pendants.

A selection of quartz crystals, mounted onto a strip of transparent leather, in the same chocolate tones of the standout Amazon dress from the Givenchy Summer 2015 collection.

Sporting peroxide blonde hair, bubble-gum pink lips, roller-blades and aerobics attire, the Moschino girl was a tribute to the plastic superstar, Barbie on the runway for Summer 2015. Jeremy Scott reinvented the famous Mattel doll, amping up her style credentials with Peace & Love earrings and a multitude of gold chains adorned with Moschino charms.

Getting your wardrobe ready for fall with the latest trends also includes some big changes when it comes to your accessories. Dramatic shoes are in this season, including fur stilettos and bondage-inspired lace up boots, but if you’re already familiar with the shoes you want for next season, check out the biggest Fall accessories trends.

From jewelry to bags and even elbow-length gloves, here are some of the trends that proved extremely popular at Fashion Week, from New York to Milan.

Coming back in a fresh way that has nothing to do with your grandmother’s brooches, this piece of jewelry is having a big moment this fall. Oversized brooches are adorning everything from coats and tops to shoes.  From Balenciaga and Prada to Edun and Dolce & Gabbana, dramatic brooches flooded the runways, and you shouldn’t miss out on this cool trend.

One of the biggest Fall 2015 accessories trends, fringe was already riding high this spring, and there’s no reason to abandon it once the weather gets cooler. Invest in a fringe bag, whether you like ‘70s inspired fringe or the more Western version of it. Emilio Pucci, Altuzarra, and Burberry Prorsum were just a few labels that showcased gorgeous fringe handbags on the runways at Fashion Week.

The right way to fight the cold weather this fall, berets proved a hit on the runways. Whether you prefer a simply woolly one or a more dramatic, embellished beret, you’ll be able to pull it off the right, if Fashion Week is any indication. Gucci, Paul & Joe, Luisa Beccaria, and Fay had runway shows with plenty of beret inspiration.

Wide belts are definitely one of the big Fall 2015 accessories trends, but you can still be trendy if you prefer the skinny or twisted varieties. The trick is to make sure that they have a big buckle. Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Roksanda Ilincic, and Salvatore Ferragamo proved that the belt is the perfect fall accessory, and can also double as a gorgeous piece of jewelry.

It’s been around since last fall, but the trend of the single earring doesn’t seem to be on its way out at all. Plenty of designers chose to showcase big and dramatic earrings, just one per model. Dior, Balmain, Tibi, and Anteprima used gorgeous statement earrings, from unique metallic designs to really embellished earrings.

If you plan on wearing a scarf this fall, make sure that it’s slim and tied around your neck. This menswear-inspired look definitely hits plenty of feminine notes, since the right way to rock a scarf is to have it hit below the waist. It’s one of the best Fall 2015 accessories trends, after making a big splash at Fashion Week during shows from House of Holland and Chloé to Tory Burch.

After Amal Clooney showed off gorgeous long gloves at the 2015 Golden Globes, it seems like they’re turning into a really interesting fall trend. The dramatic length definitely makes them sophisticated, but they’re not for everyone. Marc Jacobs, Dries van Noten and Prada experimented with different colors and lengths, but the common ground are elbow-length luxe leather gloves.

Fur shoes are definitely a strong fashion statement, but the stole is a lot more accessible, whether it’s real or faux. It’s one of the Fall 2015 accessories trends that goes best with the wide belt one, since the right way to wear a fur stole seems to be tucked into the belt. Michael Kors and Roksanda Ilincic impressed with the best fur stole looks on the runway.

Big bags are another big trend for fall. While Balmain, Moschino, and Fendi went for oversized bags that stand out, another popular trend was the matchy-matchy look. The Row and Boss showcased oversized bags that were perfectly matched to coats.

If a long flowing scarf tied to your neck is not for you, you can still try one of the most interesting Fall 2015 accessories trends with the wide choker. Altuzarra, Ohne Titel and Tome proved that the look really works, even if it’s just a stretchy headband around your neck.    There are also many up and coming designers just waiting to be discovered that may have just be what you are looking for as well.   It’s worth checking them out as well.   You won’t be disapppointed.

Kathy Kiefer

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