1 Tiaras every which way
A crowning success at Saint Laurent, where it provided a regal finish to every look in the show, the tiara made a big comeback to the runway this season. Far from cookie-cutter romanticism, this will be next summer’s grunge accessory par excellence à la Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, or provide a touch of futurism, Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton-style.
2 Folklore chic
With the tribal feel at Valentino, Derek Lam and Junya Watanabe – whose African statement pieces were sourced from Galerie Argiles in Paris, as per the menswear show – and the tropical vacations that were Tommy Hilfiger, Chloé and Dsquared, next summer is looking postcard-perfect on the fashion front. Dolce and Gabbana brought in a little local color in the shape of extravagant baroque earrings, in stark contrast to the stripped-back, raw feel of the wooden jewelry at Alberta Ferretti.
3 Body chains
Steel chain was first spotted this season in New York, wrapped around the bejeweled hands of the Rodarte models, before putting in a surprise appearance at Calvin Klein around the kind of minimalist satin slip dress that is usually denuded of adornment. At Alexander McQueen, layered talismans added to the very 17th century feel of Sarah Burton’s collection, inspired by the Huguenot weavers of East London.
4 Cabinet of curiosities
First prize for the most extraordinary jewelry goes without a doubt to Loewe, for the scaly, king-sized fish statement necklaces that caught the runway lights. More underwater creatures were reinterpreted at Emilio Pucci, with fishbones cast in metal and fashioned into a graphic single earring, while Prada presented disco ball earrings borrowed from the dancefloor, calling to mind spikey sea urchins as well as the architectural lines of 1960s designers. Fashion UFOs, or a festival of kitsch.
5 Pop art earrings
In a nod to the 1960s feel that pervaded this season, graphic earrings popped up all over the runways for Spring/Summer 2016. Bakelite-style lacquered hoops at Céline, mirror-effect lacquered feathers at Proenza Schouler and silver spirals paired with Twiggy eyes at Marni.
6 Extraordinary chokers
Warrior chokers were in the spotlight at Balmain, J.W.Anderson and Elie Saab, mutating into hybrid scarf-chokers stamped 1947 at Christian Dior or reduced to a mere sheer silk ribbon at Maison Margiela.
7 The eternal pearl
Timeless, but never boring, pearls were styled into Massaï-style statement chokers at the Chanel Airlines show, encircling the model necks of Edie Campbell and Lexi Boling or pared-back and super simple at Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo. A special mention goes to the pearl earcuffs created Sophie Bille Brahe, paired with Sacai’s bandana dresses.
8 Graphic hoops
First seen at the Rag & Bone show as a slim hoop pierced with a simple gold bar, the oversized hoop is next summer’s it-piece. Clean and minimalist at Versace, as pendants at Isabel Marant or statement creoles at Mugler and Givenchy.
9 Neo-brooches
The classic brooch was revised in a graphic, contemporary new way at Vionnet and adorned collars with crystals at Rochas or opalescent discs at Dries Van Noten.
10 Raw stones
The stand-out accessory at Hermès, mineral slice necklaces traced the collars of Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski’s minimalist dresses, with stones and crystals also popping up as tiny spheres at Bottega Veneta or carefully layered at Giambattista Valli.

Balenciaga's Market Bags Approved

THE fashion industry is quicker than most to raise copyright-infringement claims, so it came as no surprise following Demna Gvasalia's debut collection for Balenciagathat there were calls of foul from the Thai fashion community that his oversized striped bags were copies of their traditional market bag. The Department of Intellectual Property Thailand, however, quashed the claims immediately, reports The Fashion Law, stating: "It's unlikely anybody can sue Balenciaga because the materials and shapes are different."
Gvasalia is no stranger to taking a familiar logo, emblem or aesthetic and reworking it into a luxury item. For Vetements - the brand he founded with his brother and for which he still designs - he put T-shirts bearing the DHL logo on the catwalk last season. Other brands, including Céline and thereafter countless online and high-street stores, produced their own take on the market bag for autumn/winter 2013, which also did not result in any legal claims.

Fashion Girls Everywhere Will Want a Piece of Gucci's New Graffiti Collab

Gucci's Alessandro Michele didn't just roll out a colorful collection we can picture on the red carpet. For Fall '16, he collaborated with street artist GucciGhost, aka Trouble Andrew, appealing to the playful customer who's more bold than classic.
Andrew began putting his own spin on the iconic GG logo after cutting two holes in a thrifted Gucci sheet on Halloween and telling everyone he was the "Gucci Ghost." Since then, he's covered walls, trash cans, and his own Instagram feed with his signature handwritten print. And when Michele, who was nothing but flattered by the graffiti, invited Andrew to decorate pieces for his new line, Gucci Ghost showed up to the studio like it was NBD, crafting what are sure to be must-have pieces on every style star's wish list.

Giornetti is stepping down from his position at Ferragamo

Massimiliano Giornetti is stepping down from his position as creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo. The Florence-based fashion house made the announcement late on Thursday, after the closure of the Milan Stock Exchange on which the company is publicly listed. Giornetti is expected to be replaced by the brand’s in-house design team.
The news is the latest in a string of high profile designer exits, including the departure of Raf Simons from Dior and Alber Elbaz from Lanvin.
Giornetti first joined Ferragamo in 2000, when he took over the design and development of the brand’s menswear before being appointed overall creative director of the house in 2011.

Cate Blanchett Is a Goddess in Gucci

If the Spirit Awards are a preamble to the Oscars red carpet, then Cate Blanchett must have something truly breathtaking planned for tomorrow. That's because the actress just about knocked us off our feet today in a Spring '16 Gucci gown. The neutral-hued gown is covered in eye-popping embroidery, a bold, beautiful design that begs for a confident red carpet pro like Cate to do it justice. We think she nailed it — especially with the addition of multicolor Fendi sunglasses. Read on to see the standout look from every angle

Fendi For Fendi

FENDI is keeping its latest offering in the family, having enlisted jeweller Delfina Delettrez Fendi - the daughter of co-creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi - to collaborate on a capsule watch collection.
The haute joaillerie collection, entitled Policromia, was unveiled by the jewellery designer this weekend at Baselworld who explained that the collection was inspired by the geometric layout of the Palazzo Della Civilità Italiana, which houses Fendi's headquarters, reportsWWD. "To me, the Fendi palazzo itself is like a huge watch," said Fendi. "It's a game of light and shadow and it's home to incredible marbles."

The 2016 CFDA Awards: Nominations Announced

THE 2016 CFDA Fashion Awardsnominations have been revealed and, while we will have to wait until June 6 to find out who the majority of the winners are, some have already been announced.

Norma Kamali has been honoured with The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award; Gucci's Alessandro Michele, has been chosen as the recipient of the International Award; the Media Award has been given to Imran Amed, founder of The Business of Fashion; while the Board of Directors' Tribute will be given to the late, great David Bowie.

Armani Goes Fur Free

"I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections," Armani said in a statement today. "Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals."
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