Brooching the Subject

SJP a.k.a. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City was the master of the floral brooch back in the early 2000s.

SJP a.k.a. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City was the Queen of the floral brooch back in the early 2000s.

Every season, fashion introduces a new batch of accessories and it’s usually the latest It Bags, shoes or sometimes, something a little more unusual like last summer’s metallic jewelry tattoos. This Fall 2015, it’s all about the brooch front and center and it’s nothing like your Grandma’s pins she used to wear to adorn her Sunday church ensemble. Major fashion houses like Balenciaga, Chanel, Marni, Louis Vuitton, D&G and Prada each presented their own versions tailor-fit to their House’s aesthetic. Always the innovator, Prada’s version is both glam and whimsical, combining precious stones with plastic and fabric, giving the piece a 3D effect resulting in another one-of-a-kind hit. D&G stuck to their pretty roses and gold florettes choosing instead to pin it to the hair channeling their trademark Italian charm. Balenciaga proudly brandished an embellished “B” with a matching pearl drop while Marni stayed true to their chunky, quirky accessory trademark of hard plastic mixed with horn and stones. Most innovative goes to MSGN with their use of paperclips formed into abstract, almost sculptural pieces. Perhaps the most recognizeable of the lot were the double Cs of Chanel who has been a longtime purveyor of brooches pioneered by Madame Gabrielle herself. It’s a trend I’m happy to welcome back since it’s such a simple yet impactful way to dress up the most basic of outfits. I sense a lot of our local retailers will be coming out with their versions soon and I can’t wait for their own interpretations of this immensely underrated accessory.

All photos from the World Wide Web.

Prada

Prada’s whimsical cut-out flowers are the perfect foil for the glam stones on top.

Prada

Prada

B is for Balenciaga, what else?

B is for Balenciaga, what else?

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana masters the perfect messy bun with brooch inserts.

The full effect at D&G

The full effect at D&G

D&G

Marni's gigantic version is love!

Marni’s gigantic version is love!

Horn and metal mixed with stone at Marni.

Horn and metal mixed with stones at Marni.

Geometric shapes from Marni

Geometric shapes from Marni

Paper clips level-up and become sculptural pieces.

Paper clips level-up and become sculptural pieces.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s modern minimalist take.

Chanel

Discreet positioning at Chanel.

Street style has already picked up the trend.

Street style has already picked up the trend.

 

 

 

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