Major Key Alert: Big Earrings Dominate New York Fashion Week

Many of New York’s favorite labels sent their models down the runway wearing notice-me, oversized earrings. Marc Jacobs’ hip-hop inspired collection came complete with crystalized key earrings, golden hoops that loop around three times over, and hoops that looked like ball chain necklaces formerly found at Hot Topic. At Altuzarra, Tome, and Proenza Schouler, metal discs and shapes made for a sculptural element to the brands’ fall looks. Rosie Assoulin was perhaps the most original–the designer teamed up with a potter to make micro ceramic jugs that she then added to an earring. Never one to be outdone, Michael Kors gave his supermodels a dose of attitude with huge, chunky silver and gold hoops. The runway wasn’t the only place wear big earrings made a major statement. Out on the streets of New York, W’s street style photographer captured oversized earrings and thick hoops, the jewelry moment of fashion week.

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Models in the Marc Jacobs show wore oversized key earrings, covered in crystals.

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They also wore giant hoops inspired by 90s ball chain necklaces.

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At Altuzarra, the earring featured cascading gold discs that jangled as the models walked.

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At Proenza Schouler, the oversized metal earrings look like they could have been inspired by a piece of art by John Chamberlain.

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Jonathan Saunders offered up a mixed metal extra long single earring at Diane Von Furstenberg

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Monse took the grommets they featured on shirts, belts, and shoes and re-imagined them as an earring.

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At Jason Wu, mismatched oversized crystal earrings were the name of the game.

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Rosie Assoulin teamed up with a potter to make micro ceramic jugs that she then added to an earring.

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At Tome, metal was bent and folded to create abstract shapes.

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Ulla Johnson also offered up drop earrings in bold shapes.

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At Michael Kors, models wore large, chunky gold hoop earrings.

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At Oscar de la Renta, drop earrings in metal finishes were the debut earrings from the house’s new designers, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim.