A Fresh Dille

all about the neckline.

Posted in FASHION by clairedille on July 9, 2008

The Fall Ready-To-Wear fashion shows were about a more demure neck line. Even the usually sexpot collections turned down the cleavage. Looking through all the collections, there was an abundance of lace, a form-fitting silhouettes, and ruffles but I will talk about those trends another time. Today, it is all about the neck-line, specifically the jewelry, and even more specifically, the statement necklaces. Another way of bringing attention to your decolletage is by an almost obsessive amount of jewelry. Raised by former stylist and current vintage shop-keeper, my jewelry box is overflowing with what some call costume jewelry, with the help of my mother. However, nothing competes with these chunky baubles from the Fall runways.

In order:

Dries Van Noten used the look of bangles to surround the neckline, both in bright colors and silver tin.
Givenchy went with a more goth approach with the rolls of heavy chains and layers of crosses.
Love, love, love what Nicolas Ghesquière does with Balenciaga. He added these vintage-like faux jewels to an incredibly modern collection of clothes and an intensely smoky eye on the runway.
It was as though Alber Elbaz was thinking about modern technology at Lanvin.








 images from style.com and thefashionspot.com

These are just a few of the fall collections featuring intense statement necklaces. Some other favorites are 3.1 Phillip Lim,  Vera Wang, and Burberry Prorsum. Of course, wearing similar necklaces won’t be possible all the time, however, it would be quite fun to wear some outrageous jewels on occasion. Will you be trying this look come fall? I say go for it, whether it is with a casual pair of low slung wide-leg trousers and a loose gray sweater or a tight black long sleeve mini dress.

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  1. VeggieGirl said, on July 9, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Such works of art!! Love ’em.

  2. clairedille said, on July 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I am having such problems with the text! I have more written, the images are screwing up with the alignment. It won’t let me write anything inbetween or below!

  3. Allison said, on July 10, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Wow, those are all so amazing!! I really wish I could pull off the smokey eyeshadow look! Thanks for adding me…I’m about to add you as well! :0)

  4. Cash said, on July 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Intense! The look is so intense and powerful!

  5. kate said, on July 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    my new favorite blog…fashion and vegan food! dries is definitely one of my favorites for accessories. ysl, balenciaga, and lanvin also are always beautiful and funky. anyways, thank you for the post, i am an accessorry queen.

  6. Erin said, on July 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I love what Nicolas Ghesquière has done at Balenciaga so much, that for a Spanish class 2 semesters ago, my sister and I did our final project on him and his work! LOVE it!

    I was admiring the necklaces yesterday, as I lounged by the pool armed with the new issues of Vogue, W, Elle, and Bazaar. 😉

    ~Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

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