The year 2019 sees a new bridal trend: punk. Give your wedding an extra edge with our selection of punk-inspired jewellery.
“It’s a nice day for a white wedding,” snarled British punk singer Billy Idol in 1982 in a music video that featured anything but a traditional tying of the knot. But perhaps the performer was way ahead of his time as, more than 35 years later, punk-inspired looks have finally infiltrated the bride’s historically innocent wardrobe. Ahead of the new season, mohawks have been spotted on bridal catwalks and designer Rime Arodaky has used heavy eye make-up to emphasise his anarchic style. Accessories with an edge are beginning to gate-crash nuptials.
Dame Vivienne Westwood is a designer synonymous with punk, and her current jewellery collection is intended for the “elegant rebel,” complementing her label’s highly original spring 2019 bridalwear collection that featured red veils, by her husband Andreas Kronthaler. The Gigliola blade collection features an orb silhouette in the centre of each solid metal pendant, earring and bangle. The overall effect is delicate with an edgy aftertaste. Westwood’s long-standing mantra is “buy less, choose well, make it last,” encouraging fashion followers to choose quality over quantity, so her jewellery should be worn long after your wedding day.