Western front: Magda Butrym’s rodeo-inspired catwalk jewels

Western front: Magda Butrym’s rodeo-inspired catwalk jewels

There’s a rollicking sense of rodeo to Magda Butrym’s A/W 2018 offering, one that takes cues from the twinkling lights of Vegas, ‘pictures of Cher on vacation’, ‘Elvis walking down the street’, or people ‘dressed up having the time of their life.’ Among the bejewelled bodysuits, fringed capes and velvet suits in the collection, are a range of outré Eighties catwalk jewels: long lengths of pearls dangling from the ear or circling the ankle, earrings sparkling with kaleidoscopic gemstones and thick gold hoops.


‘I love documentary style images from parties,’ says the Polish designer of the free-spirited aesthetic embodied in her designs. This uninhibitedness is also evoked in a range of clip on catwalk jewels, including long strings of pearls which can be fixed onto pointed mules and cowboy boots at will. ‘I always look to capture an innate attitude in my designs. By making elements removable and mobile, wearers can explore different styling options,’ she adds. Here we highlight our favourite autumn accoutrements from Butrym’s collection...

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