Pearls of Wisdom

AW15 has come over all pearly, but not as you know it..

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Words by Helen Sanfey
September 4th, 2015

When you think of pearls you immediately think of old school glamour and conservatism but designers had a different agenda for AW15 showing pearls in a whole new light. Abandoning the stereotypes and opting for game changing styles instead. Although usually associated to jewellery, this season the pearl is everywhere and anywhere.

Pearls may be nothing new to the runway as Alexander McQueen showed us in 2013 when he presented his pearl embellished wedding dress and Chanel saturated their collection with pearls for S/S 2014.

Alexander McQueen 2013
Chanel 2014

However, how they are presented this season throws the rule book out the window and goes for the jugular by packing a pretty punky punch. Who would have thought pearls could look so edgy?

Pearls were not limited to the conventional but seen on anything from headphones to shoes, bags and face art, so if you were never a fan of the traditional gem, this might be the season to get pearl savvy.

Dolce & Gabbana AW15
Givenchy AW15
Miu Miu AW15
Simone Rocha AW15

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