Back To The Future
Article by Nicole Berrie

After surveying the rich crop of jewelry trends for Fall 2013, it is clear that New York designers are not afraid of displaying their nostalgia for yesteryear. Ralph Lauren churned out his signature haute Americana ensembles by way of 19th century Imperial Russia, dripping his models in sparkling diamonds worthy of Anna Karenina. Skipping a few eras ahead, the queen of flower power Anna Sui revisited the Sixties punctuating groovy mini dresses with navel-grazing geometric pendant necklaces. (Incidentally, model Cara Delvigne offered a striking impression of Twiggy circa Swinging London.) Meanwhile Diane Von Furstenberg experimented with subtle riffs on disco where she subverted the Working-Girl-goes-to-Studio-54 look revamping her iconic wrap dresses with chunky chain link bracelets. Interior designer turned fashion maven Kelly Wearstler evoked Eighties streetwise punk draping girls in architectural baubles that could double as her covetable tabletop items. At Rodarte, Nineties grunge served as inspiration for the Mulleavy sisters where they gave a slightly macabre interpretation of their Santa Cruz upbringing through tie-dye dresses and finely wrought barbed wire earrings and necklaces—pieces so trend-worthy that they’ve already caught the fashion blogosphere abuzz. At J. Crew, Jenna Lyons stayed refreshingly au courant by punctuating her aristo-chic ensembles with chunky multi-colored bib necklaces, earrings and jaunty headpieces. Looking for a way to capture all the aforementioned eras is one fell swoop? Door knocker earrings. Unapologetically glam, these bold statement pieces, which both of which Phillip Lim and Oscar de la Renta provided galvanizing renditions, have returned with a vengeance. The message? Go big or go home.

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