Fashion Trend Report 6 of 10: Chains and Bows



Know the styles and necklines of clothes in the season ahead to offer the right jewelry in store

Key fall ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities—New York, London, Milan, and Paris—took place Feb. 2–March 9, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends that will affect the jewelry we wear. Jewelers need to note these trends (see the entire report here) in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season ahead. Bows and chains are the sixth trend to consider stocking; here are five new pieces to coordinate with the season’s most important styles.

Bows and chains. This duo is a fierce combination. Alexander Wang’s tough girls had chain necklaces, as did Alexander McQueen’s ladies, who were dripping in them. On the bow front, there were loads of loops on the buttoned-up shirts at Michael KorsTemperley London, and Gucci. Meanwhile—and to no one’s surprise—Moschino mixed both with enthusiasm. For jewelers, these trends are fairly easy to follow: Offer up any number of chain styles and bow and ribbon-like motifs.

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Bow Chain bracelet in 14k gold-plated bronze, $168; Lady Grey Jewelry

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Triple Bow necklace with freshwater pearls, silver motifs, and black diamond briolettes, $570; little h

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Classic Large Link bracelet in sterling silver, $750; Judith Ripka

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Earring jacket with chain and cuff in 14k gold with 0.587 ct. t.w. diamonds (stud not included), $1,848; Shay Fine Jewelry

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Lariat necklace with 3 mm–8.49 mm akoya cultured pearls, a bow-shape shortener in 18k gold, and 34.82 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Mikimoto

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