|Minimalism is so over. From the left: Armani, Chanel, Nina Ricci. It seems the Ricci team didn’t get the memo about no maxi earrings with major necklace.|
No more delicate, discreet, dainty embellishments this printemps. No indeed.
Accessories are BIG!, no, HUGE is a more accurate description of the over-the-top necklaces, lobe-stretching earrings, bang-on bangles, weighty rings. Fantasy jewellery — and I suppose if money were no object, the real thing — is not simply making a statement, it’s shouting: “Look at me!”
|From the left: Armani, Balenciaga, Céline|
|Dries Van Noten.|
|This Veronique Branquinho cuff could be a weapon.|
I think the whole idea looks like a lot of fun, in small doses. Not the whole, big jewel box. Not the earrings with the monster necklace, but why not the earrings with cuffs and rings? The necklaces with cuffs and rings? It all sounds like something worth a dabble.
|Yves Saint Laurent|
One thinks of French women as being smallish, but big, bold accessories don’t seem to frighten them off the trend. When big is better, they’re ready to try it on.
|Something is wrong with this picture. She has at least one-third of her arm left unadorned. The pile of bracelets are from Manish Arora. Note, she has managed to nestle a watch among the baubles.|
Personally, I’ve always loved big and bold but then again I’m a big girl and delicate looks strange on me, unless worn in multiples. More is more. Bigger is better.
No magnifying glass necessary for this fad, it’s très in-your-face.
What do you think?