Designers Pile On The Bangles For Spring
Somewhere Nancy Cunard, the rebellious Jazz Age heiress famous for wearing armfuls of African bracelets, is smiling. “Bangles are making a comeback,” stylist Edward Enninful, who used them at Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Spring show for Malo, told us. “The clothes were so urban, clean, and refined, we decided to pile bracelets on to give the collection a tribal edge.” Wilder still were the ornate leopard versions at Louis Vuitton, while pieced glass numbers added Arabian Nights sparkle to the Moorish lineup at 3.1 Phillip Lim. In her Christian Lacroix Couture review, Style.com’s Sarah Mower cited “chichi soubrettes, Belle Époque madames, [and] southern Mediterranean exotics” as inspirations, but the show’s colorful bangles are giving us Carmen Miranda. One thing’s for certain: These days accessorizing is all in the wrist. Click for a slideshow, then let us know if you’ll be adopting this trend.