Take over the streets with metal­lic

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By Shuchi Kalra

Flo­rals are for spring-sum­mer, vel­vet & knits for au­tumn win­ter and stripes & checks are an all year round trend but what is it that will break all this clut­ter of fixed trends from the fash­ion run­ways and the streets? Well, this time de­sign­ers are bank­ing on the re­turn of not just the night time es­capades but also on the re­vival of dress­ing up with some­thing flashy! The Metallics!

Chain­mail, crystal mesh and full-look se­quins and hard core metallics are ramp­ing up the drama this sea­son. So what is your au­tumn/win­ter dress­ing drill go­ing to be? For­get the down­beat denim and vel­vet track­suits. If you want a bold state­ment in your out­fit, metal­lic is the way to go.

The metal­lic looks were all the rage on the catwalk ramps of au­tumn win­ter 2017 shows. Skirts, dresses, tops, pants and ev­ery­thing in be­tween ap­peared in metal­lic colours of sil­ver, gold, cop­per and more. It was a look any­body would eas­ily fall in love with, the va­ri­ety of shiny metal­lic de­tails looked all the more at­trac­tive when ap­pear­ing as art on trans­par­ent gowns such as that seen on the Alexan­der Mcqueen run­way, or as lovely prints on knee-length coats ap­pear­ing at Peter Pilotto.

Dec­o­ra­tive tin­sel made many of the pieces seen on the run­ways look es­pe­cially shiny with their metal­lic sheen, from golden coats at Dolce & Gab­bana to sil­ver skirts at Fendi, Adam Sel­man and Marco de Vin­cenzo giv­ing even more in that style. The day­time shim­mer from the metal­lic shine was com­mend­able, bring­ing some spice to the wardrobes, in­clud­ing those Felder disco trousers. House of Hol­land’s metal­lic sheen was def­i­nitely a hit as bolts of cobalt also ap­peared on the run­ways.

While the au­tumn win­ter ‘17 run­ways are a good place to get your sar­to­rial juices flow­ing, walk­ing around dur­ing the day in a shim­mery piece can be daunt­ing. For a long time, metallics have been as­so­ci­ated with a fancy, night­time look, but one can suc­cess­fully make it into a ca­sual day look as well. Here are some ways you can also sup­port the shiny trend with­out re­ally look­ing like a disco ball.

State­ment It Up

Spice up your ca­sual day look with this one sim­ple rule; keep one stand out piece and keep ev­ery­thing else sim­ple. For ex­am­ple, wear a black dress with metal­lic brogues and black ac­ces­sories. It is the most ba­sic way you can in­cor­po­rate metallics into your en­sem­bles.

Pic­ture cred­its: fash­ion­stock.com

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