Fall / Winter 2022 Fashion & Jewelry Trends – Statement Styles Reign
As tough as it may be to say goodbye to summer, the Fall Fashion season more than makes up for it this year, with delightful styles and a refreshing bold vibe. Bigness is in – big bangles, bold flowers, and large choker necklaces, all adding drama with a hint of rebellion. Much like the famed Roaring ‘20s of last century, the feeling is powerful yet playful, both feminine and tough, daring and demure. The jewelry is as exciting as the fashion, mixing high and low styles, as well as large and small. As we start to dress up for special occasions and indoor events again, we can surely have some fun rocking these Fall/Winter 2022 Fashion and Jewelry trends.
“Autumn is my favorite time of year,” says designer Giuseppe Picchiotti. “Many of our new creations finally make their way to the stores and to the new customers who will wear them with chic fall fashions that surprise and delight. All of our hard work in procuring the superlative gems, refining the specific designs, meticulously crafting the jewelry … it all pays off beautifully when these treasures are worn by stylish customers who really understand the value of a perfectly placed jewel!”
Big Bold Spheres
The runways for Autumn/Winter 2022-23 featured a plethora of large choker-length necklaces. “Pearls the size of jawbusters” (Vogue) were seen at Givenchy, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana, paired with ubiquitous black options – in sparkly or strapless evening gowns or with turtlenecks and hoodies. Metallic balls wrapped the neckline at Tory Burch and Jonathan Simkhai.
Chunky gold chains also appeared at Chloé and Off White, and large spheres played a part at the lobe in earrings at Versace, Erdem, and Undercover or on the finger in oversized pearl rings at Simone Rocha, Adeam, and Givenchy.
PICCHIOTTI also launched a few new bold choker-length sphere necklaces. The coral, black onyx and diamond necklace in 18K rose gold has a hint of Art Deco appeal and is worn high on the collar bone for maximum effect. The new pearl and diamond necklace features three colors of large South Sea pearls with sparkling white diamonds in a bold short necklace design perfect for the high collars of autumn and winter attire. For those who prefer their spheres on the finger, PICCHIOTTI also offers new bold statement rings with a large South Sea White or Tahitian pearl.
Touted as “Flapper Era Opulence” by the fashion editors at Refinery29, the Fall/Winter 2022-23 runways were full of movement and sculptural styles. With glitzy fringe and pearls in the hair at Patbo and Art Deco inspirations at Saint Laurent, the look is classic with a “modern roaring 2020s tone” (The Zoe Report). Vogue reminds us that these clothes were “meant to move” as the fringe sways with every step. Contrast the movement with bold diamond accessories that stay in place, like PICCHIOTTI’s Xpandable™ Emerald Cut Lover diamond bracelet.
Bows also made an appearance in a casual-chic way, high on the collar bone. “Bows go retro” (Vogue) this season, especially at Miu Miu with long scarf bows tied tight at the neck and hanging long and loose, much like the flapper style chain-link see-through dresses that they adorn. PICCHIOTTI’s Fiocco (bow) collection is perfectly timed. With bows as earrings, rings, or even a brooch that can easily be added to a diamond necklace, the fabric-like diamond curves and sinews delight with sparkle and rock-solid femininity. Diamond Xpandable rings and bracelets also play nice with the many lingerie looks this season, whether they are hiding under bomber jackets at Miu Miu or sheer enough to show off the undergarments at Elie Saab and Fendi Couture.
Anthony Vacarello at Saint Laurent was inspired by 1920s and ‘30s style icon Nancy Cunard, who wore masculine suit jackets with stacks of ivory bangles. For Fall, he reimagined this look and updated it with a classic silhouette of broad shoulders in woolen coats that narrow at the hips or past the knee, skirts bouncing beneath. The overall effect achieves “an Art Deco style, another key reference this season, felt mainly in the clean and bold shapes of the meticulous clothes” (WWD).
The Art Deco motifs in PICCHIOTTI’s new Gem Ceramics collection will wear beautifully with the trend, whether to anchor the movement of the fringe or to simulate the nod to the bygone era in a powerful and modern way. Black ceramic, diamonds, and coral are expertly entwined in a statement bracelet or cocktail ring with both panache and power.
One of the most powerful accessories trends for Fall/Winter 2022-23 is the armful of big, bold bangles. Seen on many runways, including Saint Laurent, Balmain, Chloé, Hermès, Loewe, and Rick Owens, this “off the cuff” (Vogue) look offers Wonder Woman strength and ‘80s excess paired with long flowing hemlines, full body suits, and fitted waistlines. No dainty bangles will do – the look is large and varied, a Jenga game of stackable bracelets on both wrists.
PICCHIOTTI’s Xpandable™ collection now offers wider bolder style to create the effect. Wide high jewelry cuffs with gold and black ceramic or Art Deco baguette diamonds can also replace the stack on one wrist. When pairing with your basic blacks, keep the color scheme minimal at the wrist this season, with black, white, gold, diamond, and silver options piled high for a spectacular tower statement.
Fiore – Flower Power
Though spring is still six months and two seasons away, fashion is embracing the flower for Fall this year. Again, large is the way to go. The “flower power” (Marie Claire) theme was featured at Valentino, Ulla Johnson, and Brandon Maxwell. Petals are blossoming in brooches, wrist statements, and rings as we plan to open ourselves up to post-pandemic lifestyles, celebrating the glory of life itself and the fun of dressing for indoor gatherings.
PICCHIOTTI’s Rose Collection offers a variety of large floral motifs to strike the perfect pose with a statement floral ring on the middle finger or large stud or drop flower earring on the lobe. The aesthetic is sculptural, and the style is bold – perfect for this season’s mantra of go big or stay home. The iconic rose brooch has been a signature style of Giuseppe Picchiotti’s since the inception of the company in 1967. Ever relevant and always chic, the brooch is a playful, bold accessory for the many long flowing coats seen on the season’s runways. And for the power suits with 1980s shoulders, a single classic large flower pendant can soften the pantsuit style just enough to offset the masculine lines and add a hint of grace.
Other hot trends for the season include over the knee boots, the return of the white tank top and shoulder pads, loads of leather and ubiquitous black. Explore each with gusto and enjoy the pleasure of dressing up again. Fall layers and the multitude of autumn jackets create the perfect opportunity for surprise – a sparkling pendant or stack of bracelets as you slip of the outerwear or one of the season’s lingerie looks hiding underneath the bomber jacket. Have fun mixing and matching while keeping it sophisticated with investment jewels that will never go out of style.
Feature image at top – Clockwise from Upper Right – Balmain F/W ‘22, PICCHIOTTI Xpandable™ Emerald Cut Lover Diamond Tennis Bracelet, Saint Laurent F/W ‘22, PICCHIOTTI Xpandable Gem Ceramic bracelet in Rose Gold with Oval Rubies and White Ceramic, PICCHIOTTI Essentially Color necklace with Art Deco elements in Rose Gold with Sardinian Coral, White Diamonds, and Black Onyx, Jonathan Simkhai F/W ‘22, Givenchy F/W ‘22
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