The Mercedes Benz Madrid Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 earlier this year, showcased some interesting accessories trend for Fall/Winter 2012. Aristocrazy’s collection was a case in the point, where he put forth a busy, yet wearable collection of accessories.
The material used on the jewelry pieces was the classic silver, gold and diamonds, but it was the unusual theme by which these pieces were inspired that made the collection stand out and prompted us to watch this to be one of the important accessories trend for Fall/winter 2012. The theme had Gothic overtones, inspired by the reptiles such as the snake and the salamander. The look was reminiscent of classic Egyptian motifs, the ones we see in period movies.
Neck and Ear Pieces
The design on the neck pieces was anything but delicate. And rightfully so, reptiles and delicate designs don’t go hand in hand. The neck pieces were busy, chunky, with most of the designs having more than two self repeats.
Unlike the usual case with bold jewellery, where models prefer to keep the look simple with just one signature piece of jewelry in the entire ensemble, Aristocrazy models donned two or more such jewelry pieces in the entire ensemble, emphasizing that the ‘more’ look is surely here to stay and a key accessory trend for Fall/winter 2012.
The multi-chain snake necklace was worn with big gold hoops, whereas the gothic self pattern choker was teamed with intricately carved ear ring hoops.
The long metallic chain with big links was worn in two rounds, giving the appearance of two separate chains. Teamed with the same, the model donned a thick chain closer to the neck almost like a choker, with a round metallic pendant of a reptile head. Plastic and metallic cuffs were worn on one hand while the other hand was adorned with more linked chains worn as a bracelet.
The linked chain was a look presented by Aristocrazy in a big way, with a lot of models donning the look.
A case in the point was where one of the models donned 5 rows of multi-link neck chains in different colors and finishes – shiny pewter, diamond and black, each having different surface finishes. The model wore different designs of ear rings on either ear. One ear was adorned with diamond dust rings, the other with a simple three fourth circular black metal hoop.
Cuffs and rings
There was oodles of drama here too. Multiple pieces were joined together to be made as one, continuing the busy look of the jewellery. Tones of gold, shiny black and diamond were worn over black gloves to highlight the shimmer and drama.
The multiple bangle cuff in gold was teamed with similar rings, worn on the small and ring fingers to create an over the top feel. The cuff in black plastic, over laid with reptile inspired patterns in diamond and pewter was teamed with multiple rings too.
Other jewelry pieces
Metallic Back yoke in shiny silver, drawing its inspiration from chunky alligator skin was an avant-garde take on the usual simple yokes that designers usually tend to showcase. You could team this with simple, curve hugging, fitting dresses in order not go over the top.
If you were missing drama, Aristocrazy promised oodles of it in his Fall winter 2012 accessories, paving way for a gothic, reptile inspired accessory trend.