© Written by Rachael Taylor for Adorn Insight
A recent research report released by global bank Barclays has suggested that British men are now spending more on clothes, shoes and grooming than women, with an average of £300 more spent each year. The report also suggested that men are spending more on fashion than on drinks with friends or on tickets to sporting events. In response to this shift in spending power, the jewellery industry has expanded with new collections and brands that put men first.
Men’s jewellery was a key component of the SS18 Fashion Week catwalks. In Paris, Paul & Joe’s Ready-to-Wear show stood out as the male models were adorned with simple silver jewels including pinky rings, pendants and small hoop earrings, while the female models wore none. Givenchy and Isabel Marant followed suit with similar jewellery styles for men, while brands including Missoni and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood made bolder statements with brooches, layered necklaces and statement earrings.
Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster have been pioneers in creating edgy men’s jewellery collections, and both have released new work of this genre. Earlier this year, Shaun Leane released its first dedicated men’s collection for a decade. The Arc collection is a slick, minimalist silver range inspired by “the power of a single, sculpted line”, and includes stacking bracelets, woven leather bracelets with silver elements designed to patina with age, pendants and tie pins…
This story was published on Adorn Insight in December 2017. Click here to read the story in full (subscription required). Main image: Oscar Graves.