The Glit­terati

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - Dan Ahwa

Maybe it’s the pop­u­lar­ity of the mo­bile app Ki­rakira that has de­sign­ers think­ing of all things shiny. The app has been pop­u­lar at re­cent spring 2018 shows as front-row at­ten­dees shared pho­tos with an ad­di­tional sparkle fil­ter cour­tesy of the app. Judg­ing by the abun­dance of se­quins and glit­ter on dis­play for next sea­son, there’s no doubt the trend will con­tinue to res­onate even fur­ther in 2018 (and is per­fect in­spi­ra­tion for New Year’s Eve events). But how do you wear glitz in sum­mer? It’s an op­por­tu­nity to pair a se­quinned top with jeans, a per­fect ex­am­ple of high-low dress­ing that feels right for sum­mer par­ties. Se­quinned slip dresses with train­ers or a spe­cial pair of ear­rings with a clas­sic T-shirt is another way of nail­ing ca­sual glam­our. Light-re­flect­ing and iri­des­cent se­quins are a sure­fire way to turn heads, the memo here be­ing to avoid wear­ing such pieces only on spe­cial oc­ca­sions but to wear them as day­wear. Life’s too short to save clothes for spe­cial oc­ca­sions, and these days, that says a lot about how we’ve come a long way, us­ing clothes to stay up­beat in the face of try­ing times.

Pic­ture / Getty Im­ages

Ital­ian fash­ion ed­i­tor and street-style star Gio­vanna Battaglia En­gel­bert wears Emilia Wick­stead dur­ing Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

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