London Fashion Week ss10: Lethal weapons


If you thought jewellery was big now, you’d better wait til next season. Jewellery is bigger, heavier and more fantastical than ever. At the LFW stands, I was scared to pick up Mary Katrantzou’s glass bracelets for fear of dropping them, so chunky and unwieldy they were. Fred Butler’s rainbow creations (above) were part jewellery-part art pieces with her trademark rainbow palette making them seem larger than life. Maria Francesca Pepe also showed gigantic 3-D sculptural jewels as did House of Flora with colossal hunks of clear perspex while Burberry Prorsum gave its approval with oversized perspex bangles. Why the big jewels now? House of Flora designer Flora McLean explained the theory to me, “it’s quite simple really, it’s all to do with the recession. People wear bigger jewellery when they’re feeling insecure. It’s a proven fact.”

[Fred Butler pic by Fashion156]
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4 Responses to London Fashion Week ss10: Lethal weapons

  1. enc says:

    Interesting. I feel less inclined than ever to wear big jewelry right now.

    I love the rainbow color scheme, and giant bits of glass, rhinestones, found objects, etc. But to look at, not to wear.

  2. Couture Cookie says:

    I don't agree with Flora at all! I love chunky jewelry and wear it all the time… except for when I'm feeling down and possibly insecure. Then I will stick with little studs and other stuff that is barely visible.

    Love the Fred Butler piece!

  3. randi b says:

    thank god. i need something to motivate me not to forget earrings EVERY TIME I LEAVE THE HOUSE

    http://thekatiegirls.blogspot.com/

  4. WendyB says:

    This made me LOL: House of Flora designer Flora McLean explained the theory to me, "it's quite simple really, it's all to do with the recession. People wear bigger jewellery when they're feeling insecure. It's a proven fact."

    I want to see the scientific studies on that :-)

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