Not For The Faint Hearted: How To Keep Up With The Maximalism Trend In The Jewellery World?
February 11, 2022
As the pandemic has made the most mobile of us into house hermits, it has also affected how we perceive fashion. The first wave was all about comfy clothing and minimal accessories. We sashayed around our drawing rooms in PJs and stylish loungewear with dainty necklaces and ear studs.
But now that the pandemic has become a constant in our life and we are learning to adapt to and live with it. And that’s why we have altered our muted styling into a louder and more vocal presence. This particular trend of owning big chunky pieces of conflicting colours and diverse textures characterises the movement of maximalism.
What is Maximalism?
At first, maximalist fashion surfaced as a trend in interior decoration. Presently, the world is headed towards an ostentatious display of luxury. It is seeking luxury even in the commonality of every day. Even the quietest corners of the house are receiving an OTT facelift. In fashion, this change is heavily felt on Pinterest. The social media platform is flooded with bold colours, striking prints, patterns, bright and saturated colour blocks, premium fabrics like silk, satin, brocades, and sparkly looks. People are adorning each part of their body with shiny stones, from hair to nails, and new jewellery accessories like body chains and armbands are gradually garnering a fan following.
What was once calm and quiet has been reclaimed by loud and complex. Standing on the threshold of such a movement, it is imperative that we also take a note.
Maximalism as an art movement
Imagine the opposite of "less is more", and you will get the gist of maximalism. It is not an absolutely new phenomenon by any chance. In our art and architectural history, we are well versed with terms like rococo and baroque from way back to the 17th-18th centuries. We see plenty of influence of these European movements in some of India's colonial architectures, like the 18th century Goan churches and colonial Kothis of Lucknow. The designs portray a richness, a display of decadence and wealth marked by ornate carvings and theatrical style.
How is the maximalist jewelry world imbibing this phenomenon?
Let loose your fantasy! Embrace imagination and let it run the show. Collect elements that forever collide, like vivid patterns and decadent colours. Think of contrasting geometrical shapes, flowers, plants, animal prints all grouped together. The fundamental of maximalism in jewellery is to accessorize yourself with chaos in an eye-pleasing aesthetic way.
Latest trend jewellery in sphere of Maximalism ...
Let us introduce you to two hot maximalist trends right now that can kickstart your maximalist jewellery box in easy small steps:
Pearls: Perfectly elegant and noble, pearls always had a steady fan following. To appear timeless and refined, pearl pieces of jewellery are effortless picks. Maximalism trend loves pearl as well. Select a piece that screams novelty, like this Surreal Pearl Orb Ring,Blooming Marquise Eternity Ring, or this Hooked Claw Pearl Earrings. They are an apt example of a modern twist on classical designs and bear fine craftsmanship. Plant this ring with other fingers flashing various metallic works and multicolor gems, and your fingers will grab attention with every move. For ear wear, opt for a metallic cuff in yellow gold plated finish to accentuate the claw hold of the earrings. The pearl will add soft femininity, while the metal will add an edge.