Big and bold accessories dominated New York Fashion Week, which is the best prediction of what is to come for Fall 2010. Designers at new York Fashion Week displayed collections featuring body armour-like jewelry, gauntlet gloves, militia boots and enormous bags with post-apocalyptic overtones.
So who are the emerging talents? DANNIJO, Prova. The veterans who refuse to be knocked off the shelf? Ports 1961, Custo Barcelona, Badgley Mischka.
Of course, if you’re looking for classic jewelry, NY Fashion Week might not be for you. These avant styles are post-apocalyptic, bold, and more trend items than timeless pieces such as diamond studs or eternity rings .
The “urban warrior around the world” is how DANNIJO’s Danielle Snyder describes the collection, having launched the jewelry brand with her sister in March 2008. Featuring stacks of bangle bracelets, messy chain necklaces, dark gold and silver metals, DANNIJO has grown from one retail account to more than ninety stores worldwide.
Meanwhile, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, went edgier than their typical red-carpet appeal this year and admittedly drew much inspiration from the “Mad Max” movies starring Mel Gibson. “We wanted it to be beautiful, but also tough and strong.” Badgley said.