Jewelry trends on the Spring 2017 runways saw an influx of chockers, floral motif earrings, and dramatic dynasty-inspired costume jewelry. However, the humble lanyard became the unexpected new statement necklace. More functional than ornamental, designer brands such as Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Chloé offered long keyring options on thick sporty straps and delicate chains. Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia explored crystal-laden sautoirs and Karl Lagerfeld offered pearl, naval-grazing designs for Chanel. Meanwhile, Vionnet took an ultra-utilitarian approach with braided-rope chokers featuring metal, clasp hooks. A treat for festival-goers next summer, the lanyard will guarantee that your main essentials won’t go missing.