Fashion trends are evolutionary by nature, but once in a while, one appears out of nowhere that gets you wondering how so many creative brains decided to put the same thing on the runway. The latest example? Chunky chain links. Most of the accessories this past Fashion Month screamed maximalism, and the ones featuring this decorative detail are no different.
Not only were oversized chain links everywhere on the Fall/Winter 2020 runways, but they also had new roles to play. While they’ve always been around in the form of bag straps, designers used them in innovative ways this season. From bold earrings to shoe straps and everything in between, intertwined metal detailing dominated the fashion spectrum. We spotted chain link belts, bracelets, necklaces, and necklines – even a chain link print. We may not know why they’re suddenly everywhere, but what we do know is that when brands like Bottega Veneta, Chanel, and Off White get behind a trend, it’s bound to be big. Here are some of the best versions we spotted.