Fringe Jewelry and TV’s Effect on Fashion



How HBO’s ‘Westworld’ is contributing to the rise of cowboy style

Are you watching HBO’s Westworld? It’s really an incredible show. As much as I admire Evan Rachel Wood, am fascinated by the complicated (in a good way) plot, and am spellbound by the scenery, what I appreciate most is the fashion. I haven’t yet gotten to the point of running out to purchase embroidered cowboy-style shirts and Little House on the Prairie skirts, but it seems like a lot of people might be doing just that.

In the chicken or the egg argument, the fashion world inspired the Western wear trend long before the premium cable show premiered, but you can’t deny its timing. Cowboy style was popping up on the runways back in the spring, putting the clothes front and center for us to notice, well, right now. Fringe and embroidery and Southwestern prints—all elements on many new season shopping lists. I don’t think the two—the fashion world and Westworld—are particularly related. But it did get me to thinking: Even for those that don’t follow the runways, there’s really no avoiding the influence of fashion. So those men or women who admire any of Westworld‘s prominent characters’ wardrobes, and seek to emulate them—guess what? You’re on trend, like it or not. And if the show proves to be a success—by all accounts, it will—the styles of the Old West will only endure. Kind of like the few (maybe more than a few) years I found myself enamored with Gothic styles during the True Blood era—it’s definitely a thing. I might owe most of my fashion sense to HBO.

So: Can we expect bolo ties to be next? Only time will tell. But until it does, there’s one jewelry style that should be at the top of everyone’s list: fringe. It pairs very well with cowgirl chic. Saddle up!

P.S. For the dudes, from GQ: How to Build a Westworld Wardrobe This Fall

 

Yoko London fringe necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in 18k white gold with 10 mm–14 mm South Sea pearls and 6.43 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Yoko London

 

Butani diamond chandelier Disco earrings | JCK On Your Market

Red Carpet collection Disco earrings with 15.02 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Butani

 

 

Kabana opal earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings in 14k yellow gold with Australian crystal opal and 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Kabana

 

Andreoli necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in 18k white gold with onyx, 111.5 cts. t.w. emerald, and 4.92 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli

 

Carrera y Carrera Sierpes Maxi moonstone earrings | JCK On Your Market

Sierpes Maxi earrings in 18k white gold with moonstone and 1.21 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Carrera y Carrera

 

Sutra emerald and diamond tassel necklace | JCK On Your Market

Emerald collection necklace in 18k white gold with 53 cts. t.w. emerald and 18 cts. t.w. rose-cut and round diamonds, $140,000; Sutra

 

Spark spessartite drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings with 7.42 cts. t.w. spessartite and 1.28 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Spark

 

Effy rose gold diamond pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 14k rose gold with diamonds, $3,340; Effy Jewelry

 

 

 

Graziela Gems starburst fringe earrings | JCK On Your Market

Starburst fringe earrings in 18k white dark rhodium and 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,050; Graziela Gems

 

Jacquie Aiche diamond tassel wrap necklace | JCK On Your Market

Tassel wrap necklace in 14k yellow gold with 25 bezel-set diamonds, $6,500; Jacquie Aiche

 

Gabriel and Co. Art Moderne earrings | JCK On Your Market

Art Moderne drop earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, $4,730; Gabriel & Co.

 

Waxing Poetic Dewdrop chandelier earrings | JCK On Your Market

Dewdrop earrings in sterling silver and brass with Swarovski crystal, $99; Waxing Poetic

 

Marli Avventura collar necklace | JCK On Your Market

Avventura collar necklace in 18k white gold with 3.05 cts. t.w. diamonds, $14,000; Marli

 

KC Designs diamond dangle earrings | JCK On Your Market

Double dangle earrings in yellow gold with 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,200; KC Designs