At last, fashion responds to ardent demands for transparency. Well, sort of. This season, designers are embracing see-through, light-refracting materials such as glass and resin in a fresh take on shimmery jewelry. Rendered in undulating shapes, Karl Lagerfeld’s bulbous teardrop earrings for Chanel and Phillip Lim’s weighty cuff accentuated with strokes of colored molten glass shine with a sleek, streamlined glow. Cast in eccentric forms, Joseph Altuzarra’s crustacean-like PVC spiral earrings and Demna Gvasalia’s earring of four multifaceted acrylic pendants for Balenciaga deliver a dynamic glimmer. Now if only the industry could provide such clarity on more pressing matters.…
Glass-and-Resin Jewelry Brings Clarity to Spring Style
Chanel, Balenciaga, Altuzarra, and more give new meaning to transparent fashion.By Shyam Patel
Photos by Christopher Garcia Valle February 28, 2018
Chanel Earrings, $1,025, available at select Chanel boutiques.
Balenciaga Brass and Acrylic Pendant Earring, $595, balenciaga.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim Glass Bangle and Glass Earring, price upon request, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 48 Great Jones Street.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Evil Eye Necklace, $495, mnzstore.com.
Acne Studios Rikke Lilac Brown Earring, $230, acnestudios.com.
Area Square and Circle Bangles, price upon request, area.nyc.
Styled by Shyam Patel