Designer Jewelry Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2016

Your fashion look won’t be complete if not to add one or two jewelry items, which totally correspond the latest trends. Designer jewelry, which appeared on the runway during spring-summer 2016 fashion shows is an amazing journey into the past, generously seasoned with the hottest trends. All these bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings can easily transform your outfit, emphasizing your personality.

Here are 15 main fashion trends in designer jewelry that we have seen in the collections of spring-summer 2016.

Art deco jewelry

The main characteristics of the Art Deco style are bright colors contrasting with each other, simple geometric shapes which are typical for pendants, necklaces and earrings. This jewelry is perfect for summer, it can complement beach looks or retro style cocktail dresses. So, if you don’t like heavy accessories and intricate designs, choose Art deco styles jewelry that can look bold, but unpretentious.

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Kenneth Jay Lane, Lulu Frost, Ileana Makri, Topshop

Victorian style jewelry

Victorian style is incredibly popular in fashion pret-a-porter clothing and accessories as well. Most of all, of course, Victorian style manifested itself in earrings and necklaces, which have the most authentic form, recreating the ornaments worn by the noble ladies in the nineteenth century. You can wear these pieces with the same style dresses and blouses, but even better is to make them self-sufficient, wearing in combination with simple elegant minimalist clothing items.

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Givenchy, J.Crew

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Alexander McQueen

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Michael Costello, Oscar de la Renta

Accessories with fine elements

Scandinavian design lovers should assess this trend, which is unabashedly opposed to the bright boldness of art Deco and the intricate design of the Victorian style. Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity, in which lies the elegance inherent in thin lines. Metal jewelry of simple design, without gemstones and other decorative elements are suitable to any outfit.

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Vionnet, Emilio Pucci

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Roksandra, Vionnet, Hermès

Yellow metal jewelry items

This season, jewelry designers from leading fashion houses gladly exploit the theme of primitivism, of the vintage and antiquity, using yellow metal to create bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Jewelry from brass, bronze and other materials are perfectly combined with leather and woven items, and also look great as a single basis for accessories.

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Alberta Ferretti, J.W. Anderson

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Allude, Céline

Ethnic jewelry designs

Once the summer comes, the place of jewelry with colored crystals and semi-precious stones is being replaced with another kind of accessories – ethnic style, a variety of which allows designers not to let it go from one year to another. This season we see ornaments with plastic imitation of bones and teeth, multi-row necklace with colored beads and other elements, as well as fringe and tassels.

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Balmain, Stella Jean

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Alberta Ferretti, Valentino

Bold geometric shapes

Bracelets traditionally accept clear geometric shapes with sharp corners and motifs of deconstruction. On the runway such jewelry pieces were presented in a set of other soft designs that balance geometric boldness and “unload” it a little.

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Marni, Ralph Lauren

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Giorgio Armani, Marni

Flat shaped jewelry accessories

Flat discs in the ears, in necklaces and bangles, imitation of watches on bracelets, drawing from the antique style, popular necklace-chokers and other monolithic metallic accessories – all these features were among the basic trends in designer jewelry of spring-summer 2016. One of the biggest advantages of this style it is a fashion self-sufficiency, because they don’t need any precious stones of crystals to look stylish and eye-catching.

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Isabel Marant, Givenchy

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Junya Watanabe, Victor Alfaro

Chain jewelry designs

The chain became one of the most used forms to create accessories this season. Decoration in the form of larger and smaller chains, metal, textile, plastic, could be seen as on the chest, on the neck and wrist of many models on the runway. The advantage of chains is that simplicity and plainness allows them to remain in their familiar form, changing only the size and the material.

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Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang

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Alexander Wang, Emporio Armani

Floral jewelry designs

Flowers are always incredibly popular for spring and summer, and they bloom not only on dresses and skirts in the form of prints, embroideries and appliqués. Many brands used floral design jewelry in their 2016 collections.

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Anna Sui, Calvin Klein Collection

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Bottega veneta, Gucci

Feather and leaf jewelry designs

It seems that the size in this case doesn’t matter, because the initial design erases the massiveness of the decorations. It’s all about the earrings and necklace in the shape of feathers and leaves, that share the similar oblong design.

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Allude, Melinda Maria

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Marni, Michael Aram

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Proenza Schouler, Roberto Cavalli

Fancy jewelry items

For girls with a sense of humor summer is a favored season for wearing original, fun and frivolous jewelry that takes unimaginable forms. The list of possible structures makes no sense, and you can choose what you like from your favorite topics – birds, food, everyday stuff and so on.

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Erickson Beamon, Topshop

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Balmain, Prada

Cylinder shaped jewelry accessories

The oblong shape of the jewelry items makes them more elegant, even when it comes to large monolithic metal elements that, at first glance, may look light and dynamic. However, it is easy to note how flexible are these cylindrical and oblong accessories, which filled the spring-summer collections.

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Michael Kors, French Connection

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Giorgio Armani, Alexis Bittar

Fringe jewelry designs

Tassels and fringe give any thing playfulness and mobility, besides, the fringe has become one of the hits in the decoration of clothing and handbags for spring-summer 2016.

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Oscar de la Renta, Chloé

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Rodarte, Roberto Cavalli

Cross shaped jewelry pieces

Religious topic didn’t stay aside and also stated among other trends in modern jewelry. Saint Laurent fashion show revealed a dark Gothic chic with cross pendants and earrings, other brands decorated their crosses with gemstones and crystals, making them charms for bracelets and giving them shape of earrings and pendants.

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Dogeared, Bloomingdale’s, Kenneth Jay Lane, Azhar

Weave and lace jewelry designs

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Marni, Fendi

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Arabel Lebrusan, Alila

Lace pattern makes any accessory airy, almost weightless, weaving, on the contrary gives jewelry a note of primitive chic, which has also some charm. These two techniques have in common the intertwined elements that were often seen in the designer jewelry, released for spring-summer 2016.

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