Metallics as a trend? Groundbreaking. Though the glitzy hues are a no brainer for some-- red carpet sirens, prom queens, and Vegas showgirls, for example-- the lustrous colors have been manipulated to make any style savant swoon. While Dries Van Noten inserted hints of gold into his avant garde ruffles, Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough ended their spring show with a sea of tinsel-infused pleats. While Hedi Slimane gave Saint Laurent's glossy gold a Studio 54 aesthetic, you can always rely on Stefano and Domenico unapologetically Italiano looks at Dolce and Gabbana. And who could forget Joseph Altuzarra's sultry high-slit and sporadic fringe? Game changer at NYFW. With so many looks and techniques to choose from, each designer proves that metallic doesn't need to be saved for a special occasion. This spring, it can be worn effortlessly at any given moment.
|Dolce & Gabbana Look 27|
|Saint Laurent Look 38|
|Altuzarra Look 30|
|Dries Van Noten Look 50|
|Proenza Schouler Look 22|
But if the focus of your ensemble is your metallic clothes, how are you supposed to accessorize? Since looking like a shiny penny (literally) is out of the question, opt for neutral shoes and purses. And unless you're going to paint the town red, keep a fresh face with minimal make up.
So what do you think of this trend? I'm dying to know!
All runways photos courtesy of Style.comxx