On Our Radar: Fenton’s Pre-Fall Chain Mail-------
Inspired by botany and the weeping willow, Fenton’s pre-fall ’13 jewelry boasts an irresistible hard-soft duality. Case in point: this mesh-and-pearl necklace that fuses delicate femininity with a dark, almost eerie edge. “I love the idea of balancing out the structure of our signature bondage wrapped chokers with the ease of the fabric-like metal mesh,” says Fenton designer Dana Lorenz. “I imagine this piece, part of our new cultured pearl collection, paired with a menswear look or tuxedo jacket, à la Katharine Hepburn or Greta Garbo.” We think it would look romantic if worn with Alexander Wang’s geometric pre-fall separates. Or, on Lorenz’s advice, it’s the perfect accessory to pair with a tailored men’s suit, if you’re daring enough to jump on fall’s gender-bending bandwagon.