Jewelry Takes a Backseat to Runway Attire

The looks on the runway last week during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week were light on jewels.

Aside from the occasional sturdy collar necklace and nose rings on some of the
Charlotte Ronson models, jewelry played a smaller role in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
than in seasons past.
Blame designers’ overdose of embellishments this fall or the fact that others
are simply embracing a return to clean lines and loose silhouettes as warmer
weather prevails.
Among the glitterati this season: Marchesa for its use of gemstone accents on
couture gowns, Ports 1961 and its long lariat necklaces, Proenza Schouler’s
oversize pendants, Elie Tahari, and Charlotte Ronson, among others.
Fine jewelry did have a distinct presence at MBFW, even if it wasn’t so
noticeable on the runways. In the lobby of the Lincoln Center, a few Couture
jewelers—Gurhan, Scott Kay, and others—had small booths of jewels on display,
while Jewelry Information Center insider Helena Krodel talked trends at the