They say bigger is better, and in the jewellery department of 2016 that is definitely the case. Adopting styles from the 16th-century Guild of the Passementiers, the boundaries of the classic earring are expanding with styles dropping  to the shoulder. As a result an extraordinary array of dangling modifiers have emerged, gracing the catwalk with touches of baroque and contemporary innovation.

 

Lanvin | Ready to Wear Fall

With an enchantingly dramatic vim that elongates the neck, the tassel earrings by Lanvin are enriched with a sense of bewitchment. and flattering sway. Drawing stark attention to the jaw line, the elegant accessory is embellished with an aura of sophistication.

Céline | Spring 2016

With Céline’s statement baubles from last season continuing its essence of passionate creativity and glamour. The 2016 collection embraces an array of  simple shapes and minimal lines, their luxuriously lengthy silhouettes are enriched with charm and the signature Céline aesthetic.

PRADA | Spring 2016

Paying homage to the disco era, Prada completed their Spring 2016 collection wih a range of  eccentric and elaborated looks. All models were adorned with  spherically shaped shoulder-grazing earrings, encompassed with dazzling colours and captivating materials. 

Balenciaga | Earrings Fall 2015

Characterised by intricate sculptures and dramatic form, the Balenicaga Fall earrings reflect elements of avant-garde. The abstracted twisted forms are enriched with intimate gem-stoned and the classic pearl for timeless effect.

LOEWE |  SS16

Although the shoulder grazing earring is the apparent staple of the season, the style can be experimented with for  additional hints of eccentricity. Pushing design boundaries and ornamenting each ear with a different style, Loewe host an exuberant collection of exciting shapes that resemble broken shards of mirror and exaggerated silver tinsel detail.

Tibi | Single Sculpture Earring

This single sculpture earring, designed by Paige Novick for Tibi, represents an unforgettable fashion statement. The abstract shapes that decorate the large, gold brass hoop are endowed with vitality and charm. Enriched with polished golden reflections, the earrings enlighten the face and create intriguing and enthralling shades.

Paolin | 3D Wing Earrings

SHOP PAOLIN

Adding a futuristic twist to this signature style,  Italian creative Paolin creates her Winged Earrings from 3D printing. Acting as the perfect hybrid for preserving Italian artisan in a contemporary light, the talented designer characterises this staple with hints of conceptual innovation;

“It’s not just artisan it’s contemporary artisan, I mean it’s artisanal work combined with technology.”

Mahlin Ohlsson | Leaf Collection

EXPLORE MALIN OHLSSON

The leaf earrings by Sweedish designer Mahlin Ohlsson are warped with an aura of fascination. The sophisticated piece is encompassed by natural vibes, emphasising elegance with a whimsical touch.

References

Fashion Mag (2015) The statement earring: why you only need one this season [Online] Available at http://Http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b–single-earring-trend-women-87067.html [Accessed 2016]

Vogue (2016) This Shoulder-Grazing Statement Earring Trend Is Swinging Back for Fall

This Shoulder-Grazing Statement Earring Trend Is Swinging Back for Fall [Online] Available at http://Http://www.vogue.com/13338633/jewelry-julianne-moore-earrings-tassels-trends-lanvin-oscar-de-la-renta/ [Accessed 2016]

W Magazine  (2015) Dangle Modifiers [Online] Available at http://Http://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/accessories/2016/01/sculptural-drop-earrings/photos/slide/2 [Accessed 2016]