LFW 2016: Luxury watches on the catwalk
February 26, 2016
From gothic embroidering to unexpected bursts of colour, London Fashion Week AW16 featured a variety of luxurious watches to complete each statement trend. Here we’ll take a look at a few of the new watches, sure to make a lasting impression in the glamorous world of fashion.
This Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull watch from the Alexander McQueen show features a bespoke embroidered design across the face, creating a textured look for a stylish twist. With a nod to gothic trends, this watch is a vibrant take on a look that tends to incorporate less colour. Crafted with rich Lurex threads, the skull motif and arabesque strap offer a bold composition, finished with a simple black ceramic case. Confident femininity meets innovation for a true statement timepiece.
The Chopard Happy Fish Métiers d’Art watch made an appearance during the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show. With a dazzling theme for the catwalk incorporating sexy sequins and plenty of wow-factor, this watch added an extra special appeal. Flaunting a red jasper and gold leaf fish design that glows in the dark, it also features moving diamonds for added character. The mother-of-pearl finish and snow-set blue sapphires sign off the exclusive look – combining beautiful glamour with modern flare.
The new Diamantissima watch by Gucci is a true representative of the brand, showcasing the signature diamante pattern, accented with simple detailing. With a rose gold and black PVD case, this timepiece certainly delivers on a classic, confident style.
London Fashion Week set the tone for upcoming Autumn/Winter trends, and the use of luxury watches proved just how significant these shows are at providing inspiration for each watch design.
According to The Wealth Report 2015 by Knight Frank, “A fashion for slightly larger watches and jewellery, combined with the growing purchasing power of women, particularly in luxury strongholds such as China, is helping drive sales. The share of female watches in the market has risen to around 35% from 20% in 1995 (Bain & Altagamma).” (Ledbury Research, luxury analysts)
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