If last season was about bold, feminine jewelry this resort season was too. Anticlimactic, yes, but there were subtle revisions to this trend. Just as the retro prim-and-proper direction changed to reflect a more minimal, insouciant approach, this season’s costume jewellery was reworked to reflect a more surreal take. Pearls were the new material used and they weren’t your grandmother’s sort. Just like the kitschy costume jewellery we saw for fall, this trend follows the same overall look, now mixing pearls - pink, white and black - with jewels, and edgier styles with multiple chains. Maison Martin Margiela and Proenza Schouler had the most forward take, with the former presenting pearl rings, knotted like a strand of pearls around the model’s fingers. Moschino and Chanel also presented these ladylike necklaces, highlighting many of resort’s most feminine looks.
On the other spectrum of obligatory resort accessories is a new take on crafty, diy jewellery. Friendship bracelets and neon jeweled necklaces have been replaced with a more nostalgic arts+crafts feel. Materials such as rope, wood, leather and metal were new, and appeared in necklaces and bracelets at Marni, Chris Benz and Thom Browne.