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TRENDS

From the catwalk to the street, from horological complications to extravagant jewellery, from designers in the spotlight to the new modes of transport, our Trends pages illustrate the latest in lifestyle. These cleanly-designed, well-illustrated pages take a sideways look to decipher major shifts in society as they happen, offering a comprehensive, avant-gardist view of today's zeitgeist.
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September 2021
  • More accessible, more whimsical, the jewellery spotted on the catwalks sets the tone for the season: a tendency towards extravagance.

As seen on the catwalks

More accessible, more whimsical, the jewellery spotted on the catwalks sets the tone for the season: a tendency towards extravagance.

By Julie de los Rios
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Dior. Sparkling necklace

Jewellery has certain similarities to textile pieces as items of clothing or scarves. Proof of this is the Dior Dream necklace: indistinguishable from a precious collar, in gold-finish metal, pearls and red tulle.

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Chanel
Hijacked objects

After the lighter case necklace by Hedi Slimane for Celine comes another hijacked object, this time by Chanel: a vanity-style micro-bag mounted on a chain for lipstick, hydrogel, or bubblegum. 

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Paco Rabanne. 
Bling links

Omnipresent for several seasons now, big link chains, pinched from the bad boys, are becoming more and more gentrified, giving a twist to the most sensible of looks.

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Balmain XXL

The less is more approach is over. In 2021, you can never overdo it with your jewellery. At Balmain, the earrings are outrageous.