When you hear the word “pearl” , chances are you have a very specific mental image in your mind. It may be the classic string of pearls that your grannie or auntie used to wear or the preferred gem of the preppies. Well, the high fashion catwalks this year have been hell bent on turning that image around for the next generation .
The fashion shows may be at the end for this year, but I have scoured the international fashion weeks looking to catch a glimpse of the pearl gem on the international catwalk. And I haven’t had to look hard.
THE PEARL TREND WILL BE A STRONG FEATURE FOR NEXT YEAR
Thank you to Paris Fashion Week for proving that pearl jewellery is still very much in vogue.
A classic pearl necklace made its appearance at Rag and Bone coupled with their uber street cool biker jacket. proving that pearl jewellery doesn’t have to be stuffy, in fact, it is sexy! It feels like Rag and Bone have given pearls a functionality – you need your pearls, your jacket and your bike to get to work. And best of all the Rag and Bone label was started by two British boarding school boys in 20012. Now one of the hippest brands in New York City and loved by A listers everywhere.
New York Fashion Week and Pearls
Then came the madness of New York Fashion week and it wasn’t so much on the catwalk but off the catwalk on the front row that pearls hit the headlines.
The whole Kardashian – Jenner clan were decked out in matching white pearl outfits. They all rocked Balmain for Yeezy pearl dresses with heavy beading. They were put together in just 5 days – wow, that must have been full on!
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I think the result is total knockout! Although I am sure some will disagree! There is nothing like keeping it in the family! Way to go! Totally jealous- so if you are thinking of making me one of those exclusive pearl dresses, please go ahead!
And onto our very own eclectic London Fashion Week and a new, hip venue. Don’t you think the venue is totally fab, cool and has a real industrial vibe going on.
Lets not forget that LFW is also about designers showing their wares. Swamped with new and up and coming jewellery designers like Ruth Tomlinson and Phoebe Coleman showing us that pearls are fun, stylish and uber contemporary, a far cry from your grandmas old pearl necklace!
To add to the amazing fashion calendar is the Oscars and this year was no exception. I couldn’t take my eyes off Whoopi Goldberg’ s amazing baroque pearl octopus bracelet. And proving that pearls really can be forward thinking in their design. It has a very baroque feel in the way it uses the pearl as the focus of the piece. It was designed by Turkish designer And a total show stopper that everyone is talking about.
And lets not forget the guys!
Real men do wear pearl jewellery. At the pre Oscar Chanel party Pharrell Williams wore an 18 karat white gold , diamond and pearls Chanel necklace ! I always wear pearls he declared! This is pearls with real street style.
Whatever vibe you rock with your pearls, they will always remain stylish and gorgeous. The romance of pearls never dies. There is still, and will always be something miraculous about pearls. After all, they are nature’s own organic miracle! Here’s hoping for another great year for pearls!
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