When designers began showing their Spring/Summer 2020 collections months ago, few could have predicted how keenly it would tie into current affairs.
Given the current state of the world, and the feeling of uncertainty that creeps into your head every now and then, fashion feels like a familiar friend that gives you a temporary distraction from the cycle of bad news. One such distraction is in the proliferation of chain accessories everywhere.
Granted, it’s not a band-aid for these unprecedented days, but fashion has always been about a reflection of the mind. And in these shaky moments, the idea of strength and unity associated with chains might just be the sartorial remedy that we need right now.
Up and down the runways, chain accessories were everywhere. At Bottega Veneta, the already lust-worthy Pouch bag gets updated with a hefty chain strap.
Going down Gucci‘s travellator runways, models wore pointed chain flats, while at Fendi, retro sunglasses were given a nostalgia nod with eyewear chains.
Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Sacai, and Versace all showed variations of the chain necklace, with add-on details that include gemstones and fierce felines to complete the look.
Known for their use of chain, Chanel‘s newest range of accessories also delivered plenty of options, from duo-tone chain straps on mini bags to glimmering drop earrings.
To help you navigate this season’s best chain accessories, here are some pieces that have caught our attention (and possibly our wallets too).