Dalliance Magazine March/April issue – Comeback Kid

In true fashion industry style, the Spring/Summer 2014 runways were hell bent on bringing the past into the future, proving what was old is new again. This time the fash-pack have set their sights on transforming our previously teen-angst ridden trend of nineties chokers into a futuristic accessory that is minimalist and clean.
2013 was the comeback year for the choker, in darkly gothic reincarnations made of velvet and lace, the choker paid homage to dangerous femme fatale glamour and romanticism. However, this year the same trend has been re-worked into hammered bronze, silver and gold Egyptian-like collars.
Celine’s Pheobe Philo set the bar high and the conceptual direction straight, her chokers a combination of sleek lines and shapes in metallics that would put even Cleopatra to shame. Chanel followed with a creative interpretation of the choker trend, taking it in a funky and fresh direction instead, sending models down the runways wearing chokers constructed from sliver and giant pearls, worn like incredibly luxe headphones around their necks. Balmain, Zimmerman and Saint Laurent also joined the sartorial tribute to the humble choker, releasing silver snakes, gold clasps and bronze breast plates as throat grazing glamour.
With everyone from bad girl RiRi to boho Nicole Richie sporting the trend, the new cuff-like choker is an accessory for magpies and minimalists alike, leaving room for bejewelled embellishments for the more outgoing. It appears this particular comeback is here to stay.


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