Runway Trend: Piled-On Pearls

October 20, 2009 Cheryl Kremkow Jewelry Trends Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment
Multiple strands of pearls with pendant on the runway at Dries van Noten  

 

 

Multiple strands of pearls with pendant on the runway at Dries van Noten

 

The statement necklace is the star of the runways this season, with Tom Binns-like tangled assemblages of chains and pendants.  While many variations feature chain links, the newest styles pile on the pearls. Mixes of different pearl sizes add textural interest. Some styles also have a ribbon tie in the back for more texture.

Reem Acra showed bib necklaces draped with swags of pearls. Badgley Mischka showed necklaces with multiple strands secured in front with brooch-like stations.  Dries Van Noten showed twisted pearl collars with large rectangular pendants.

One of the newest ways to wear a strand of pearls, seen on the runway at John Galliano, is wrapped around the wrist.

Pearls at Badgley Mischka, left, and Reem Acra, center and right
Pearls at Badgley Mischka, left, and Reem Acra, center and right

 

Pearls in different sizes at John Galliano
Pearls in different sizes at John Galliano

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