Vera Wang: Web Master
The most dramatic jewelry of the Spring 2010 collections is, without a doubt, Vera Wang’s spider-web statement necklace. Beads glistening like dew on a web, her large asymmetrical bib is a bit goth, a bit rock-and-roll, and a bit Victorian naturalist, with large beaded insects perched at the shoulder. Like many of this season’s styles, they embody decayed elegance. The closure is a ribbon tie, another strong trend (ribbons wrapped around wrists and secured with a pin are the latest take on the cuff bracelet too.)
Despite the drama of the statement necklaces on Spring runways, most undercut their large scale with bohemian understatement . Bold, yes, but these styles also have a surprising versatility. Just throw one on over a black sheath or layer over a t-shirt and under a sweater and you’re done. For recessionistas everywhere, the best approach to the season may be to focus on shoes and one of these necklaces to transform everything in your wardrobe.