We’re only a few days into 2012, but the year’s first fashion verdict is already in: Bold jewelry is this season’s must-have accessory. And with high-profile designers sending heavily beaded or chunky metallic pieces down the runway, there’s never been a better time to go big — or Indian inspired — with your accessories.
The always-edgy Tom Binns recently released a Spring 2012 collection full of vibrant, bold chokers that have classic Indian appeal. There’s no denying the Eastern influence in this neon necklace’s heavy, tapered V shape and cling-to-the-neck length. And there’s more where that came from: Stunning, jewel-toned chokers from new Dannijo and Lizzie Fortunato collections also feature chunky layered beading, bright accent stones and charms that bear a striking resemblance to Indian beadwork. Luxemi’s take on heavy, vibrant beading is the powerful Navaranta Kundan Set.
In love with bold jewelry but not bold colors? You’re in luck. This Eloise bib from Dannijo doesn’t rely on loud colors to make a bold impact. Its platinum-colored stones and clean, modern lines make it a versatile piece worth investing in. But if you want the look for less, Luxemi’s Rectangular Kundan Necklace Set has the same impactful style and clean pattern, with the addition of stunning earrings!
We couldn’t end this post on Spring 2012’s trend towards bold jewelry without mentioning the new, chic twist designers are taking on the classic Indian headpiece and armband. This draped, golden headpiece from Tom Binns’ new collection completes a dramatic, attention-grabbing look that merges East and West. And if you’re looking for a chic spin on your traditional armband, Dannijo is the one to watch. The braiding detail on the new Alessandra Cuff would be a perfect accent for your favorite saree.
It’s never the wrong time to add a bit of Indian flair to your eclectic wardrobe. We can’t wait to see what Indian-inspired items hit international runways next!