Seasonal Themes | Mens, Apparel, Embellishments, Surface
Treatments: While gem studding may not sound like
the most masculine of embellishments, its runway rendition recalls
testosterone-fueled templates – from punky emblems to matador preenings. The
trademark silver studs of the punk era go luxe and come bejeweled,
simultaneously reworking a DIY aesthetic and giving a street smart slant on
Men’s Embellishment Emerging
Dressed Up Studding
Dark navy and black grounds showcase a rainbow effect of
gemstones; emerald, ruby and sapphire jewels are panel placed on the hem and
cuffs of a tux at Galliano or amethyst gems trim the yoke style lines of a boxy
cotton jacket at Prada.
left: John Galliano Winter 2012, Prada Spring Summer 2012, Alexis Mabille
For the ultimate in bling, gold studding on black has
glamorous evening appeal. Rhinestones are applied around the hip of black
tailored trousers at Rynshu or badges and pins form a luxury punk-esque cross
on a sweater at Christian Lacroix.
left: Rynshu, Christian Lacroix; Winter 2012, London Street Style
palette of red and black offers a rebellious air for this trimming trend,
recalling a modern matador with black star gems on a red jacket at Givenchy
(complete with nose rings) as well as tonal red on red studs on a brogue hi top.
Prada’s golf bag introduces a high fashion sports statement.
left: Givenchy Winter 2012, Prada Spring Summer 2012, Givenchy Winter
go cream or neutral for a sartorial chic take on classic rock ‘n’ roll
studding, as applied all-over on clutch bags at Prada and Versace, and on
tailoring with gems placed over check patterns at Thom Browne.
left: Prada Spring Summer 2012, Thom Browne, Versace; Winter
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