Trend Alert: Cuff Love!
Accessorizing just got a whole lot simpler this season thanks to the onset of the single solid statement cuff. The hassle free minimalist trend couldn’t be easier to carry and until recently the rule was ‘one on each wrist’ but now all you need is just the one and the only rule is, ‘the more explicit, the better!’ Here’s one area where there’s no room for understated diffidence, however you can certainly pair it with anything from the most modestly subtle of outfits to high fashion fierce getups and everything in between.
Top: Aurélie Bidermann Silver-dipped lace cuff, Middle: Arampali Polki cuff & Eddie Borgo Spiked Cuff ,Bottom: Alexander McQueen Dragonfly cuff
Oscar de la Renta lace effect cuff
Maheen Karim accessorizes with an antique finish twist non-branded cuff, so can you!
Layla Chatoor Couture 2013 shoot accessorized with the gladiator gold cuff
(L) Rabia Butt wearing a sleek gold cuff by Sherezad adorned with a polki flower for Shehla Chatoor’s tribal inspired shoot featured in Sunday Times and (R) the metallic dipped gold cuff spotted on the runway for Shehla Chatoor’s Soigne Collection at PSFW 2013
The classic hammered and dipped gold gladiator cuff (above) is the most popular style rage to create a bold impression, but there are more delicate versions depending on your taste, such as the lace effect cuff by Aurelie Biderman and Oscar de la Renta (above). The fragile ornamental piece by Valentino (below) is an especially pretty one as well and stands out from his usual signature pyramid metallic stud category that is more punk rock.
Top: Valentino ornamental cuff, Bottom L to R: Alexander McQueen Dragonfly gold, Philippe Audibert Rose Gold, Bottega Veneta pyramid stud cuff
Chanel marble effect enamel logo cuff
Chanel signature plexi cuff
Chanel’s enamel marble effect logo cuffs are a great option for when you’re feeling less bling, perhaps for day time wear, while another way to go is with Lanvin’s wood grain cuffs lined with gold. Wooden accessories are slowly making their way up the style charts as we speak, reflecting the slightly tribal influence on jewelry trends this year. We will keep you posted with more updates regarding this trend!
Top: Lanvin wood grain cuffs, Bottom: Philippe Audibert gemstone cuff and Kenneth Jay Lane Rose Gold cuff
Lanvin oracle gold clutch
Of course for the classic cuff look both Lanvin’s Oracle gold and YSL’s Arty gold plated glass cuffs are the ultimate indulgence. If you love black and gold Chanel has a chain entwined piece that will do just the trick.
Top: YSL Arty cuff, Middle: Chanel chain cuff and Alexis Gopal Earth Day Cuff
Ayesha Farook Hashwani wears the classic YSL Gold plated cuff on her birthday
Alexander McQueen Honeycomb Swarovski cuff
Alexander McQueen brings more creative elements for the exotically charged fashionista such as the skull dragonfly or the intricate carved honeycomb Swarovski crystal cuff guaranteed to spark compliments.
Top Row: Herve Van Der Straten| Kelly Wearstler | Maison Martin Margiela , Middle Row: Oscar De La Renta | Philippe Audibert | YSL Lace Effect Cuff , Bottom Row: Pamela Love | Herve Van Der Straten | Philippe Audibert
Philippe Audibert Rose Gold Lace Cuff
Apart from silver and gold, a distinctive, less common alternative is a rose gold palette instead. Philippe Audibert and Kenneth Jay offer an elaborate array of rose gold metallic accessories among many others. In fact rose gold may soon become the new gold!
Andleeb Rana Farhan wears a KFJ Cuff to the Tapulicious Book Launch in Karachi
Tribal cuff by Amrapali Jewels featuring Vidya Balan
Not to forget the traditionalist, the timeless antique finished polki and semi-precious gemstone statement cuff is no longer exclusive to eastern wear, but has rapidly leapt into the world of western ballroom attire as seen recently on red carpet celebrities worldwide who adorned Amrapali jewels from India. The label’s tribal cuff resembling a set of solitary vintage bangles is a perfect example from their summer 2013 collection.
Maha Burney accessorizes with a chain pattern high street cuff
Madiha Sultan; Lals CEO wears an Ann Taylor leather cuff with a metallic clasp
The list is unlimited! High street stores such as Mango, Mantra, and the Sana Safinaz Pret Store all located at Dolmen City Mall, Clifton, Karachi are ideal places to stock up on some desirable cuffs.