It’s a season full of drama, glitter and rivers of diamonds / rhinestones ahead. To understand and appropriate this jewelry trend that is glamorous, bohemian and maximalist at the same time, we should look back at the fall-winter 2022 shows.
If 20 years ago, almost to the day, Justin Timberlake offered us his tube Cry me a river , this season it is rivers of pearls, rhinestones and sequins that will wave from our ears, our necks or wrists, like tears of light.
Time for celebration, for shimmering, columns of rows, even curtains of jewels.
Usually reserved for night owls who would like to shine under the strobes, we are surprised to want to wear them during the day in order to illuminate our daily outfits.
Thus, long necklaces, pendant earrings, waist chains, bracelets and breastplates adorned with crystals are imposing themselves, in cascade, as a major winter trend, as evidenced by numerous parades during the fall-winter 2022 fashion week.
Cascading jewelry or the art of contrast
So how do we bring together the party girl that lies dormant in us and the “me” of the office?
At Chanel, knit is queen, as are necklines. And the latter offer the necessary space for a skillful accumulation of necklaces, long necklaces and crystallized chockers in order to play on contrasts with knitting.
Ultra luxury scarf effect assured. Same principle at Dsquared2 and its cascading necklace in the style of an XXS scarf with ethnic tassels which ennobles and bohemizes the association of white t-shirt, jeans and long knit cardigan.
Marine Serre also offers a precious and bohemian look with a cascading waist chain like a charm necklace on a jacquard dress.
Isabel Marant, a fan of daytime party girls, combines rhinestone river buckles with a crushed velvet top, jeans and thigh-high boots to prolong the party at the office.
More daring for a meeting, the rhinestone cascade headband in a luxury curtain fringe style. Signed Gucci and associated with a serious trouser suit and a Peter Pan collar shirt, it immediately crowns you queen of the office.
At Valentino, where the pink mania is still and always celebrated, it is in tone on tone and matching the turtleneck and the overcoat that we wear the rhinestone fringed tennis knit buckles.
A new proof of the business look and festive accessory contrast at Elie Saab with its association of rhinestone buckles with a classic black blazer.
Gone are the rhinestones at David Koma, where a plastron-style necklace embellished with golden shell pendants brings the right dose of eccentricity, drama and light to a monochrome cobalt look.
In haute couture, Alexandre Vauthier offered a cuff of diamonds sliding over the knuckles, mimicking an ultra-precious glove.
Here’s enough to accessorize any outfit and brighten up any handshake.
Waterfall jewelry: drama queen mode engaged
If a certain minimalism is put aside clothing for the day, the night opulence is required. Witness the many evening outfits presented and their ever more precious accessories.
One thinks of the long cascading earrings whose almost woven pearls sublimate the carriage of the head, but also of the multi-row necklace of colored glass beads at Giorgio Armani.
Not forgetting the cascading bib long necklace worn next to the skin at Off White.
The eccentricity reaches its climax at Ronald Van der Kemp where another breastplate of multiple rows of chains and necklaces of colored pearls adorns a tulle top and a multicolored jacquard skirt. `
At Halpern, where sequins are part of the brand’s DNA, long pendant earrings with double rows of rhinestones lengthen the silhouette and contrast with a silk slip dress that undulates to the same rhythm as the jewelry.
It will be understood, side accessories the winter will have to be as dramatic, if not more, than the clip and the voice of Justin Timberlake.