Edgy, outstanding, elaborate, distinctive ear accessory for Summer 2013… ear cuffs. Searching for the most prominent key element of Summer 2013 and observing its continuity from the previous seasons, I couldn’t get over the feeling that ear cuffs makes a statement without being a cliche. I like that finally my favorite wardrobe element starts to be more wide-spread accessory thanks to the trend. Despite the fact that I’m trying to avoid a wild goose chase for the hottest trends for any season mostly for economical and practical reasons, I wear ear cuff not because it’s en vogue but it assists to express my nature – eager to explore and spice up the style with common sense.
Through the centuries, the ear ornamentation was the way to express oneself either for personal beliefs or the lifestyle clarifying association to groups or tribes. The evolution of the ear decoration resulted in many forms and shapes evaluating the the ear cuff model as well. The first who finally defined the ear cuff accessory was Marcel Boucher, jewellery designer. In 1950 he “invented” the newfangled style of ear jewellery entitled “Earrite” – one-piece earring that may be hooked over the ear without any piercing.
The stunning styling for Rodarte Spring/Summer 2013 composed an edgy punk elegance thanks to the ear cuff factor that appeared on every model’s ear:
Nowadays, ear cuffs illustrate a multiple selection of styles, forms and shapes and ranging from the simple classic cuff to the intricate piece of art and luxury. I prepared the selection of the most favorite ear cuff styles caught in the web: