The ready-to-wear trend cycle is its own tricky beast—but jewellery? It’s different. It’s more personal, intimate, and less apt to oscillate from one trend to the next. That means it can be a delicate balance for brands to parse out future collections without losing sight of what’s current. The upside, of course, is that many designers can operate from within to decide what’s next—but fall 2022’s biggest jewellery trends aren’t just more of the same.
According to New York-based stylist Taylor Okata, bigger, chunkier jewellery formats will evolve beyond the chain-link necklace this season. “Take a look at the statement earrings à la Schiaparelli fall 2022 Couture—and I saw hoops at Mugler so big you wanna dunk on ‘em.” he says. Even more, he forecasts a future filled with flora and fauna: “Who doesn’t love the joy flowers and animals bring? Designers like Bernard James are showcasing a beautiful take on florals and fine jewellery, and the floral pieces by Botter and Miu Miu for fall/winter 2022 are also much fun.” He also cites the “elaborate butterfly collars by Dries Van Noten” and large cuffs at Alaia and LaQuan Smith as indications that we’re moving away from dainty, barely-there stacks.
Model and designer Jessie Andrews, whose coveted line Bagatiba is a favourite of celebs like Kaia Gerber and Adriana Lima, is incorporating personal obsessions—like playful beads and block letters—into her fall collection. “People watching is one of my favourite things to do, seeing how fashion has transformed personal uniforms and the general populations street style,” she says. When designing, she “looks at what’s necessary and how it fits in with functionality.” For the upcoming season, that translates to “black string necklaces with oversized charms, colourful glass and plastic rings, as well as netted jewellery”—the latter of which she nods to LVMH prize winner Niccolo Pasqualetti as the master.
Ahead, the only five jewellery trends for fall 2022 that matter—plus where to shop them now.