This season’s textile-inclusive jewelry employs all manner of techniques to incorporate the materials into the designs, from simple chunky cords to delicate threads wrapped around metal or other materials. Braided and woven designs are especially popular.
The above fashion spread from the March issue of Elle contains a number of iterations of weavings incorporated into jewelry. Across the top of the page in hues of blue and gold is what is described as a gold vermeil woven bracelet, and which incorporates cotton thread, from Aurélie Bidermann. At bottom left is a metal and tweed necklace from Chanel. (Tweed, of course, is a woolen fabric.) The model wears a tweed and metal necklace and bracelet, both from Chanel; a silk and gold woven bracelet from Ariel Gordon Jewelry; and a pair of bracelets from Sydney Evan—one in blue agate and gold, the other with chrysoprase rondelle beads.
A woven Aurélie Bidermann bracelet is also featured in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, along with drop earrings from Eddie Borgo as accents for pink-hued fashions. With baby blue, the magazine suggests an orb-shape pendant from Phillips House, chain drop earrings from A.L.C., and a stone column slider bracelet from Lele Sadoughi.
In this look from the March 2013 issue of Lucky, a tassel bracelet of “rhinestoned braided silk” from AlyssaNorton.com accents a look that mixes a lace shirt from Victoria Beckham Denim, cutoff shorts from J Brand, and a coat of patent leather from Marc Jacobs. The model wears huge clip-on earrings from Alexis Bittar (a trend I’ll be discussing in a future post) and a belt from ADAcollection.com.
The March issue of InStyle pictures alternate ways to style a leather skirt. One featured accessory is a neon orange bracelet of glass, gunmetal plate, rhinestones, and braided polyester thread from Venessa Arizaga. Also pictured are a necklace of silver-toned beads from Rosena Sammi, a gold-plated watch from Rebecca; and a bracelet of pavé crystal, quartz, gold plate, and brass from Jewels by Dunn.
Among the sporty accessories featured in the April issue of InStyle are a pair of rhodium-plated or gunmetal bracelets with woven thread and crystals from Apt. 9 at Kohl’s. Also pictured is a stainless steel watch with white face and white rubber strap from TKO Orlogi.
The April 2013 issue of People StyleWatch features a braided gold-filled chain and suede bracelet with Czech crystal detail from etsy.com/shop/alilbitfancy.
Spring’s pastel prints are accented in the April issue of Glamour with woven bracelets. On the model to the left are a pair of woven bracelets from Antik Batik; the model at center wears braided bracelets by Jami.
In the May issue of People StyleWatch, a pair of woven cord bracelets with sandalwood seed detail from 3Strands supports the work of Agape International Missions. Also pictured is a chronograph watch from Michael Kors, sales of which support the United Nations World Food Programme.
The fashion director of People StyleWatch spotlights a ToyWatch wristwatch and friendship bracelet combination in the May 2013 issue.
And there is so much more in the way of textiles incorporated into jewelry, including textiles created of some unusual materials. Here’s a list of additional examples, just a sampling of the wide range of intriguing designs that have captured the interest of the fashion press:
2/13 Lucky: from Berry, earrings of glass stone beaded onto cotton
3/13 People StyleWatch: from G-Lish, earrings of velvet accented with crystal and turquoise
4/13 Real Simple: a beaded chiffon bracelet from Chan Luu
4/13 People StyleWatch: a Chan Luu Ethical Fashion International necklace handmade in Haiti using paper from recycled magazines
5/13 People StyleWatch: from Calamarie, a beaded necklace of hand-painted seeds incorporating knots of orange peel made by female artisans in Columbia
5/13 Lucky: a collar-style necklace of bejeweled silk from Forest of Chintz
5/13 People StyleWatch: from Ettika, a necklace of silk and cotton fringe with bead detail
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