At the Style.com offices, we have been busy seeing a lot of pre-fall collections, and although it’s one of our busiest times of the year, it’s also one of our favorites. We get to see the designers in a low-key environment, talk to everyone face to face, and discuss what’s ahead for Fall. If the pre-fall accessories (I’ve been especially focused on rings and earrings lately) are any indication, expect a jolt of seriously cool jewelry ahead.
At Givenchy, the pale gold horn earrings looked so tricky, I had to ask the model to take them off so I could see how they worked. Riccardo Tisci pointed out that the earrings were originally from his menswear collection and then he brought them into the women’s line. (The earrings were also a part of his Spring 2012 runway show, but the models had their hair down so they went unnoticed.) The good news: They are about to hit stores. The bad news: As you might know, most Givenchy pieces get sold out even before they are in stores. I already reserved mine. Other things I would like to put on hold are the Lucite cameos (a trend we noticed this summer) at Lanvin, which popped up on necklaces with black ribbon or as an unexpected brooch, and the pinky ring (pictured) at Nina Ricci, which is subtle but has refreshing details.