Throughout history chains have had a wide variety of interpretations and have contributed to iconic and remarkable styles that we still remember and take inspiration from.
Chains take centre stage, incorporating contrasting materials that vary from rough to refined, and include a palette of neutral and mixed hues; open links and easily interchangeable pieces; ultra-personalized details such as organic embellishments and precious paves.
Contrasts are also there, from bold statement pieces to minimal, petite dangling features, opening up perceptions of freedom and personalization.
BOLD Back to the ‘80s’ with a twist and a much more refined and sophisticated allure. We remember the bold chains of those times, when they were complementing the look of big shoulder jackets and a wavy hairdo. Today, they are revitalized and made modern thanks to the integration of new materials or with flashes of epoxy. Chains like traditional metal gourmette or rolo are interchanged with the same elements in alternative materials such as galuchat or resin. Often, metal is plated in flashy epoxy. Lengths also vary, from long into multiple layers as the look becomes more “rock” and powerful.
DANGLING As a new interpretation of chains, we perceive a much more detailed look where stones, being gems or diamonds, are integrated to the chain elements. Innovation lays into the way the stone is set. Very often the diamond or the colored gem is pierced out so that there is no bail and the stone looks as if it were suspended. On the other hand, chain drippings are enhanced at their ends with small briolette stones and the overall look becomes fluid and in motion.
There is a research and passion for jewelry which stands close to the body but at the same time the stone element accentuates its movement and unicity.
REFINED MINIMAL is the present mantra but what makes it new is the way you accessorize it and how it is assembled. Chain tassels, micro chain assembly, different lengths, all add up to a delicate hence statement usage of chains. Close to the body, as if there were a need to cover as much skin as possible, this new chain fluidity becomes an interesting counterpart to the trend for bold chains. Away from the classical wearing of one single mini chain, mix and match is the way to complement and to accomplish the look.