AENEA - Rocking AW17’s Hottest Trends with Jewellery
Here at AENEA we look forward to every February and September, with the arrival of Fashion Month. Taking us to New York, London, Milan and Paris, it’s a chance to carefully collate the trends that will inspire our collections, whether distinct colours or notable textures. Taking four of our favourites themes from AW17, discover the trends we expect to shine next season.
Clashing Block Colour
Solid blocks of colour were marched down the runway during this season’s Fashion Weeks, from Altuzarra’s rich ochre yellows at NYFW, to Roksanda Ilincic’s literal blocky designs at LFW. At Mulberry, creative director Johnny Coca let colours clash from head-to-toe, with block colour accessories for added ‘pop’. Often clashing, we can anticipate colour-wheel opposites to take centre stage for AW17, and no less in jewellery. Look to AENEA’s Candy and Maggie & Rudi collections for inspiration: bold beryl teamed with orange sapphires, or vibrant spinels offset by lilac kunzite.
It’s not autumn-winter without a dose of cosiness. Across the AW17 runways, labels from Preen to Prada, to Topshop and J.W. Anderson showcased super shearlings in myriad colours and styles. Preen updated classic tweeds with a vibrant green shearling collar, while Prada’s arctic-ready outfits ramped the shearling factor up to 11. At Topshop and J.W. Anderson, shearling was softer and classic — neutral in tone and begging for statement earrings for contrast, such as AENEA’s Facette drops.
Becoming ever-more artistic and detailed, floral motifs will be a fashion favourite next season, captured on the catwalk by Gucci, Mulberry, Christopher Kane and Emilia Wickstead, and more. Romantic and feminine, these florals will demand only the subtlest of jewellery touches. Whether a single diamond or gemstone ring or understated floral jewels such as AENEA’s Quadrifoglio earrings. When it comes to wallpaper florals the rule for jewellery is less equals more.
Beautiful Nicoll Blue
In memory of Australian fashion designer Richard Nicoll, who died in the autumn of 2016, Pantone partnered with several British fashion houses to create a new colour - Nicoll Blue. Known for his love of blue, Nicoll’s catwalks often featured the shade, so Roksanda Ilincic’s use of Nicoll blue on her AW17 runway was a fitting tribute. Gentle and calming, blue gemstones such as topaz, aquamarine or sapphire are an equal complement to this new colour. “Modest and humble, yet at the same time lively and playful Richard Nicoll’s Nicoll Blue embodies the elegance and sensitive spirit of this much beloved designer whose innate kindness, loving soul and good natured sense of humour held a special allure to all that entered into his orbit,” says Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.
Seeking jewellery to complement your AW17 wardrobe? Contact AENEA’s Atelier to arrange a bespoke jewellery consultation.