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12 August 2012 23:50 | 0 comment | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Chains

Chain Reaction. Photo by Style Intel

Chains always make their presence felt outside of their intended utilitarian purpose. They can be seen as prints on clothes, on scarves like the men’s Hermes Chaine d’Ancre print from fall 2012 pictured above, and on bags like the Louis Vuitton men’s bag below from several springs back. The much coveted Chanel 2.55 bag is carried on the arms via chains, sometimes these chains are intertwined with fabric or ribbons. Designers have also been creating necklaces and bracelets for decades and decades now–from vintage Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and Kenneth Jay Lane to contemporary names like Tom Binns and Aurelie Bidermann. Chains bring hard glamour and rock and roll flavor to fashion. Think of the Peter Lindberg photo of the 80s supermodels Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford in tulle skirts, leather biker jackets and chain accessories galore.

In interior design, chains can be seen on wall coverings, fabrics (like those from Kravet) and on china. Ralph Lauren Home even came out with a heavy steel chain paperweight last fall.

Do you have chain motif pieces in your wardrobe?

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Lock Up: Louis Vuitton men's bag. Photo by Style Intel

Chain Of Events: Chaine d'Ancre scarf from Hermes and chain paperweight from Ralph Lauren Home

On Lock Down: Gold Michael Kors chain necklace

Chain Gang: Chaine d'Ancre print mug from Hermes; double loop chain necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane