We can't resist a thorough rummage through the jewellery collections of fashionable types, which is exactly why The 'In Detail' blog has become our new addiction. Brought to us by designer and writer Beanie Major and graphic designer-slash-photographer Harry Cresswell, it offers access-all-areas coverage of the most delectable and fashion-forward bling out there, both out on the streets and in the jewellery boxes of the most exciting jewellery talent. Back in November, you might remember that Beanie and Harry revealed their top ten jewellery looks for Autumn Winter 2010. Now the pair are back with an access-all-areas round-up of London Fashion Week's biggest and best metal work from last month. Enjoy...
Jewellery was more prominent than ever at LFW this year - the launch of the BFC Rock vault brought a host of the hottest jewellery talent to Somerset House and the catwalk was buzzing with jewels from the tribal nose rings by Ashish to Holly Fulton's signature graphic designs. As ever, we scoured the streets of London to find the best 'Style in Jewellery' and bring you the trends we are loving right now...
There’s no escaping vibrant colour this Spring. But if, like us, you're too devoted to your black J Brands to embrace neon pins - and you don't have the year round Olivia Palermo-style St Barts tan that makes a fluorescent tee pop - a neon accessory is the perfect solution. We've gone yellow - because it makes us happy and reminds us of sunshine - but any neon is a hit. So go on, be brave, pick up some flouro wrist candy, and inject a little colour into your wardrobe…
1. Amama cuff, Moxham at Kabiri
2. Watch in Yellow, Ice-Watch
3. White gold neon yellow-knot bracelet, Jada at Kabiri
4. Katie enamel brass bracelet. Marc by Marc Jacobs at Net-a-Porter
The skull needs little introduction when its comes to jewellery. Less 'trend' and more 'jewellery-box staple', it seems the fashion world just can't get enough of our boney-headed friend. The good news is that there is plenty to choose from whether it's the playful designs of Tina Lilienthal or these elegant hoops by Momocreatura [see above]. Want to inject a little edge to your wardrobe? Then tap into your darker side with these fabulous designs.
1. Small skull band, The Great Frog
2. Stacking flower rings, Zoe & Morgan
3.Memento skull bangle in rose gold, LeiVanKash for Botticca
4. Baby Skull Hoop Earrings, Momocreatura for Elizabeth Galton
5. Skull pendant with arrow, Tina Lilienthal
With the return of the polo neck and high necklines gracing the catwalks over the last few weeks, statement earrings are set to be A/W 12's biggest jewellery trend. For wow-factor take a tip from Antonio Berardi's show and accentuate your jawline with a low-slung pony, paired with earrings by Shaun Leane. However don't be afraid to dress them down during the day. An 'all-rounder', the chandelier earring will look great with a plain t-shirt or jeans for a modern feminine feel.
1. Hex Chadelier Earrings, Missoma
2. Large cocktail earrings, Monica Vinader
3. Bound Chandelier Earrings, Shaun Leane
NECKLACES OVER COLLARS
There's only one thing we like more than a great chunky necklace and thats a great chunky necklace/buttoned-up shirt combo. We were delighted when we spotted this Pamela Love tribal necklace under a delicious bright-green collar. To get the look, mix heavy metal over a delicate silk. Our favourites are this Hematite dome necklace by Mawi for tough luxe, or this chain 'Chloe' necklace for a double-collar effect.
1. 'Chloe' necklace, Elizabeth Galton
2. Hematite dome necklace with spikes, Mawi
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (BLING)
Love actually was all around at LFW, and not because it was post-Valentine's Day. The fash-pack were out in full force wearing necklaces, earrings and rings emblazoned with the word 'love'. This Zoe & Morgan Lasso necklace has become a favourite amongst london's fashion-stylist and journalist crowd, and it's not hard to see why - it's the perfect mix of cute and sophisticated!
1. Love hoop earrings, Daisy Knights
2. Set of four Love rings, Maria Francesca Pepe for Kabiri
3 Love Lasso necklace and ring, Zoe & Morgan