Fashionable Futuristic Jewelry

Fashion this season makes liberal reference to previous eras of style, including Edwardian, Gothic, and especially the lavishly embellished Baroque period. Not all the styles, however, look back; some have a decidedly futuristic take on style, with a nod to mid-century Modern design (circa the Sputnik era) combined with the exaggerated oversize silhouettes of the 1980s.  

Vogue magazine acknowledged the popularity of “space-age silhouettes and futuristic prints” with stars—i.e., celebrities—in its September 2012 issue.

The September issue of Vogue goes on to celebrate space with a 14-page spread, that includes “molded shapes, sci-fi accessories, and Jedi-warrior attitude.” In the photo above, mirrored visors (including one worn around the neck) from Alexander McQueen and a mask from Walter Van Beirendonck create an otherworldly look on the model to the left; a model off to the right wears rings by Lynn Ban visible in the photo.  

Here’s another look from the September 2012 issue of Vogue featuring 3-D triangle earrings from Lynn Ban worn with a Versace wool dress with silver mesh detail and gloves from Bottega Veneta.

The October 2012 issue of Marie Claire highlights futuristic-looking bold prints in angular silhouettes, including this look which incorporates an asymmetrical collar necklace and an oblong brass ring from Alexis Bittar; an open brass cuff and hollow cube ring from Jennifer Fisher; a rhinestone cuff and circle ring from Lara Bohinc; and a solid-gold rectangular ring from Maiyet. The model also wears a jumpsuit from Felipe Oliveira Baptista, over-the-knee boots from Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra; a belt from 3.1 Phillip Lim, and a geometric clutch from Rauwolf.

Huge earrings from Alexis Bittar are the final touch to the above top, skirt, and belt ensemble from Fendi pictured in the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire. The model also wears gloves from Gaspar Gloves, tights from Falke, and shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti Design.

The September 2012 issue of InStyle features a pair of rings: a Mawi Swarovski crystal, amethyst, and hematite-plated ring, and an Eddie Borgo gunmetal and gold-plated ring, along with a pant ensemble and bag from Prada.

InStyle‘s Makeover 2012 issue, released in September, features several stylish look in nail art, including this cobalt blue and metallic pattern, which the magazine likens to “the gorgeous marriage of blue and gold in a lapis lazuli gemstone.” The manicure is accented with a bold geometric ring of lapis and bronze from Pamela Love. The metallic clutch is from Judith Leiber.

The August 2012 issue of Allure also accents nail art with futuristic-style jewelry in the form of a gold, peridot, and onyx ring and gold earrings by Cartier. The dress is by Gucci.

The July 2012 issue of Elle pays homage to futuristic designs, noting that “Jetsons-worthy baubles add pop to strong leather silhouettes.” Featured are a sapphire and ruby pyramid ring from Hannah Marin and gold bracelets with gemstones or Tahitian pearls from Yael Sonia. The model to the right wears huge plate earrings as part of an entire ensemble from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.

Introducing the “Futurama” theme, the July issue of Elle recommends: “Blast off with ’80s space-age-inspired graphic tees and accessories.” The featured bracelet is a gold and diamond cuff from Anita Ko.


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