The message was golden at New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2010 shows. Wall Street may still be down in the dumps but it seems that when times get tough gold is the only sure bet. Gilded and glittery accessories were seen on many a Spring 2010 runway.
At Oscar de la Renta, the influence for the metallic yellow braided head-wraps, brocade handiwork and bejeweled baubles could be traced back to ancient Greece. Milly’s Spring 2010 collection also made use of aurelian embellishments and lots of layered gold chains. Diane von Furstenberg presented a gold-filled collection where everything from headpieces to handbags to shoes was given a Midas touch. And 3.1 Phillip Lim was also heavy handed with rumpled gold statement necklaces and bangles and delicately framed, golden-eyed sunglasses. It seems Spring 2010 will bring a lot of gilty shopping.