sep 2017this season’s theme nov
persino aggressiva quando stretta nel suo tailleur-corazza dalle spalle larghe, affina le sue armi di potere e seduzione anche attraverso l’esibizione di anelli, orecchini, bracciali e collier voluminosi, resi ancora più evidenti dall’uso massiccio dell’oro giallo e delle pietre colorate in equa condivisione con i diamanti di grosso calibro. Oggi quell’estrosità ritorna, in contrapposizione allo stile minimalista ed essenziale che vuole il gioiello simile a un tatuaggio disegnato sulla pelle. Rispetto a quegli anni i toni sono smorzati, i volumi alleggeriti, le linee rinfrescate. Rimangono il valore estetico del design e il potere evocativo delle pietre, la forza dei materiali nobili e l’esclusività dell’artigianalità. Di nuovo ci sono le innovazioni dei finissaggi e l’intervento di tecnologie avanzate, come i tagli al laser o le lavorazioni 3D, che identificano la contemporaneità di ogni gioiello.
Grace Jones loved wearing a single bold jewelry piece, like the bracelet that extended from her wrist up her arm with tons of circular bangles. For Cindy Lauper, the ultimate in self-adornment was wearing multiple necklaces that tumbled down on to her
La conferma dell’oro ROSSO, il ritorno di quello GIALLO. Le pietre sovrastano forme importanti. L’artigianalità è un punto fermo
neckline. Madonna brought the sacred and profane together, and while, on one hand, crosses and prayer cards spoke to the spirit of the times, on the other hand, chains were doubled over as a way to update a great classic: the groumette link. These were the divas of the magnificent 1980s with their many excesses and extravagances. These were magnificent years
for jewelry as well, full of that sense of unbridled hedonism that would define the aesthetic of the entire decade. Designers, with the development of ready-to-wear lines, set the rules for a new approach to fashion, which was no longer an end in itself. This style absolutely relied on accessories – jewels, first and foremost, which were true decorative elements that were so full of charisma. The career woman – confident and brash, even aggressive in her tight pantsuit/armor with wide shoulder – honed her weapons of power and seduction even in the way she wore rings, earrings, bracelets and large necklace, made all the more bold due to their use of a lot of yellow gold, colored stones and oversized diamonds in equal measure. Today that extravagance is back as a contrast to the minimalist and essential style that sees the jewel almost like a tattoo designed on the skin. Compared to those years, things have been toned down, volumes are lighter and lines fresher. The aesthetic value of the design, the evocativeness of the stones, the power of noble materials and the exclusiveness of the craftsmanship
all remain the same. What’s new are innovative finishings and the use of advanced technologies like laser cutting and 3D working methods, serving to characterize the contemporary nature of each jewel.
Wasson Fine Jewelry by Erin Wasson