When as a child I laughed and wept,
When as a youth I waxed more bold,
When I became a full grown man,
When older still I daily grew,
Soon I shall find, in passing on,
O Christ! wilt Thou have saved me then?
Henry Twells (1823 – 1900)
Chronos, according to the ancient Greeks, is the human embodiment of time. In layman’s terms, imagine if time was a dude, he’d be Chronos. Away from mythology, time is not at all a human-being yet it has a face – watches, alarms, clocks, timetellers, timekeepers all look back at you revealing the hours, minutes, seconds past.
Faces of Chronos have since become amazing merchandise, a must-have to our mortal kind. This of course brings me to a press event which displayed a few handsome faces of time.
As you have probably guessed from the images, I attended the Fossil, DKNY, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Emporio Armani et al SS 2013 jewellery, leather goods and watches press day last week.
The general trend is that watch straps are going to play a game of matchy-matchy with bags and clutches. For instance, if you are interested in an ivory-beige DKNY or Emporio Armani bag – BOOM – you can get a watch with the same strap both in terms of colour and leather texture. Smart business move.
Meanwhile Fossil is pushing its vintage print collection when it comes to bags and a very Tiffanyesque jewellery line by adding the “key” element to its bracelets and necklaces.
Marc by Marc Jacobs stays true to its outside the box philosophy with electric blues, juicy oranges and punchy pinks.
Michael Kors continues creating bigger, chunkier, downright gargantuan valuables – the cuff in the last image and me wearing not one, not two but three huge watches should be evidence enough to that.
I now have the urge to layer up the small faces of Marc by Marc Jacobs watches in all three colours – some will mistake me for a mad woman with an OCD, others will give me style points. It’s a risk I am willing to take.
Thanks for having me over, Fossil Group, your designs gave Chronos a pretty face.