The perfect accompaniment to the Spey fine pearl jewelry collection is most certainly couture, so imagine with what delight we anticipate each season’s hand-stitched and made-to-measure designer showcases. The detailing is simply exquisite. The fit? Divine. Each look is a reflection of the designer’s muse – the vision or inspiration propelling the fashion house to greater heights and new creative explorations. The Fall 2016 couture shows hosted in Paris, Rome and Naples were not to disappoint. A dreamily romantic, nostalgically reflective spirit wove its way throughout the collections. These were clothes worthy of pearls.
Empire waistlines, tailoring evocative of the 1940s, elaborate floral embellishments, golden lace and featherwork all combined to make the Fall 2016 couture shows particularly wistful. Even denim – that raw, rugged stuff of which Westerns are made – showed its blue brow on several catwalks. This appearance illustrated one common leitmotif to emerge from the Fall 2016 couture collections: the age-old struggle between classic, ethereal beauty and urban trends pulled right off the streets of New York and Berlin. Perhaps this juxtaposition illustrates the contrasting dimensions of the modern woman: she raises a family, dominates an industry, chairs an opera gala, and trots stylishly across the globe. This is a woman bound by no single genre or style.
Elegant plissé pleating and ruching was a favorite Fall 2016 couture trend that lithely slipped down several runways, as models Chiara Corridori and Noemie Abigail so deliciously exhibit in Elizabethan-inspired Valentino above. Pearls, those most lustrous of gems, popped-up like daisies on collections as far-ranging as Givenchy, Giambattista Valli and Armani Privé. Statement earrings like the Spey South Sea Gala or Tahitian Marquise earrings in pearl, white gold and diamond were a must-have accessory for the autumn season, as the perfect foil to a powerful couture look. We simply adored all that the Fall 2016 couture shows brought us and we anticipate these styling influences weaving throughout top runways this September, too. How exquisite: to be wrapped in couture and pearls!