Stoked for chokers

© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport

As a new generation comes of age, a decade that might still seem fresh for some suddenly becomes nostalgia. Fashion, music and culture have all zeroed in on the 1990s as a bubble of carefree freedom, experimentation and positive change, and the jewellery star of that decade was the choker.

Every self-respecting ’90s teen strapped a thin length of black material around their necks, and this model has made the transition to the 2017 seamlessly. Along with the classic velvet and grosgrain ribbon, leather bands are giving the look a modern update, and delicate diamond charms sit at the centre.

This time around, the choker is not just for teeny boppers. Runway shows from FW17 and SS18 collections have presented the choker as an elegant accessory for both day and evening looks. For customers who might want to avoid the youthful connotations of all-black chokers, precious metal versions offer a more grown-up alternative…

This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Ole Lyngaard)

Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 11.10.54Download PDF: RapMag Oct 2017 – Style

Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 11.11.16 Download PDF: RapMag Oct 2017 – front cover

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