This is fun jewellery at its most chic, says jewellery editor NATASHA SHERLING …
Summer is coming, and with that – can we talk about Marni jewellery? Every season I look forward to seeing what they release; their ready-to-wear is always an expansion of what is shown on the runway, but big shapes and bold colours can always be expected. This combination is particularly brilliant for these (hopefully) warmer months; from elevating a beachy cotton kaftan to a wedding outfit that just needs a little oomph.
At a gallery opening recently, one well-dressed woman confided that, much to her husband’s surprise (and, I would imagine, delight), she prefers Marni jewellery to diamonds – she buys two or three new pairs of earrings each season and reckons they start up a conversation quicker than a pair of solitaires ever would.
Wood, resin and glass mix happily with brass and leather – this is fun jewellery at its most chic – and although Cos and & Other Stories are just two high street brands that have brought the feel of Marni to the masses, in my opinion it’s still the Italian design house that does it best. This season, they showed mega chains on the runway around necks and wrists, sometimes paired with a single earring fashioned as a sculpted torso in shocking blue.
In reality, this heavy metal has been translated into talking-point earrings, cuffs, and pendants, all featuring the bay leaf emblem taken from the catwalk; their great use of colour comes through in floral pieces fashioned as earrings, brooches and long-length chains, which incidentally make for an elegant way to wear bolder jewellery in an office environment.
And for those who are drawn to those torsos? They are available as slightly smaller, but no less noticeable, earrings, necklaces and pins. Fantastico!
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