Mirror foils, statement metal prints, sparkling materials and holographic finishes made a big splash at the Spring Summer 2013 fashion catwalks. Being spotted in nearly each show of the Fashion Week Fall 2013, the metallics offer a fresh way to bring a luxurious touch to your looks replacing the traditional colorful neon and pastel trends. Leading fashion houses like Mulberry, Alexander Wang and Burberry Prorsum stacked on the metallic trend in their Spring Summer 2013 collections and didn’t lose.
Francesca Burns, British Vogue fashion editor, commented on this loud trend:
The sheen that features heavily in the spring/summer 13 collections has magical qualities. When hit by light, one colour becomes many, while the gauzy fabrics float about the body like a mystical glow. Take note of Raf Simons at Dior and go for a sculpted iridescent top over micro shorts.
Burberry Prorsum and Jonathan Saunders stick to the clean-cut silhouettes and simple lines. Their garments with the classical design, which is never out of fashion, were spiced up by the metallic sheen of fabrics that added an edgy and statement feel to the collection.
Creative director of Burberry Prorsum – Christopher Bailey – included capes, dresses and even bikinis in the opulent metallic shades of blue, green, pink and yellow in the Spring Summer 2013 collection. Meanwhile Christian Dior layered the glossy garments with the bold stripes and delicate florals, which are also the key trends of this season.
If you are not daring enough to wear the head-to-toe metallic outfit, consider sequin-embellished items that are a more traditional and safe option. Diane von Furstenberg introduced the dresses that are richly embellished with colored pailettes, which look dressy and chic. Just Cavalli offers to team the sequin-decorated jumpers with simple denims and Converse for the effortless look with glam vibe.
Celebrities in return didn’t fail to try this trend before it became widely spread. At the latest Oscars 2013 ceremony A-list female celebrities demonstrated an array of the metallic gowns. Stacy Keibler stunned on the red carpet wearing the floor-length gown with silver studs all over it by Naeem Khan, while Renee Zellweger went for the shiny gold Carolina Herrera gown with the simple silhouette.
Naomi Watts amazed everyone with her sequin-embellished Armani Privé gown with the cut out on the breast area, while Jennifer Hudson looked dazzling in the Roberto Cavalli gown in the beautiful midnight blue with sparkling metallic effect.
As for the accessories, try to keep them subtle or even refuse wearing them in order to balance the bold metallic. Regardless whether you prefer to embrace this loud trend in full or simply complement your looks with metallic shoes, you will definitely make a statement with your look and become center of attention.
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