Tomorrow is the last day of New York Fashion Week, and what better way to go out with a bang than with a major first for designer costume jewelry: a live runway show! With heavy support from Vogue, long-time Charm & Chain designer Dana Lorenz sent her Spring/Summer ‘14 Fallon
collection down the catwalk this evening in a display evoking a 1990’s biker babe vibe straight out of a Peter Lindbergh editorial
Models dressed in all black looks designed by the Ohne Titel
team marched down the coordinating black lacquer runway dripping in Fallon’s signature mix of chains, pearls and Swarovski rhinestones. As expected, we saw plenty of oversized bibs, layered necklaces and stacks of heavy metal cuffs. Models’ fingers were loaded up with signet rings and sparkly bands, perpetuating the finger-stacking trend. The collection also featured an exciting take on the hand-piece: a “palm cuff,” which Lorenz sent down in etched and fringe versions.
dana lorenz styling a model for the show and various
pieces from the collection, vogue.com
In keeping with the line’s (and coincidentally Charm & Chain’s) mantra that more is more, every possible surface beyond the jewelry was blinged out to some degree: sparkly brooches dotted blazer and sweater backs; spiked chains decorated leather police caps; gold fringe swung from holes in baggy boyfriend jeans and down the heels of Aquazurra
shoes; and manicures were embellished with rhinestones and jump ring piercings. In collaboration with Samsung, the collection even included Fallon-fied Galaxy Note cases featuring studs, chain link straps and even more gold fringe.
backstage, instagram photos from @kcdworldwide and @fentonfallon
The show was a truly powerful first foray into runway shows for costume jewelry and we are keeping our fingers crossed that this will be the first of many.