Sequins, Fringing or Dare We Say...Plastic?
Colour, texture and glitter have invaded the runway adding a splash of fun to our sartorial choices this season. This playful nod to all things fizzy and light is perhaps fashion’s response to our relentlessly unsettling times. Below, we lead you through the exciting gamut of choices to make mixing and matching a breeze:
Sequins were all the rage this season, even pervading the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018, with many celebrities sporting the look. A strong 80s influence continues: check out Maisie Williams in Marc Jacobs, her jaunty walk an ode to the joy of disco!
The twist this time is that collections feature shimmer for the day as well, like this collection of separates by Alice+Olivia.
Plastic upgrades from functional to haute couture heralded by Chanel and Burberry, and embraced by high street brands like Zara, Mango and Topshop.
Chanel’s SS18 collection featured hats, boots and raincoats set against cascading waterfalls. Proceed with caution, we say, for even if Isabel Marant’s jumpsuits are a unique statement, it does make one question comfort and sustainability, both important considerations. There’s no denying that is coat by Kenzo looks like a great way to beat the monsoons.
Burberry is far from being the sole purveyor of checks! Victoria Beckham and Phillip Lam put their spin on the classic pattern with impressive results.
This Zara blazer is a must have for any occasion - but as these Vivienne Tam heels and Fendi bag prove - checks have gone rogue, painting accessories, separates and everything in between with a tone that is unmistakably plaid!
From the world of showgirls and Cher to the runway, fringing has come a long way. We especially love its reinvention for the 21st Century.
While the suede fringe jacket is an enduring staple, if you are otherwise inclined, fringing has invaded the realm of footwear and accessories. Think leather loafers with exaggerated tassels or earrings to accompany any formal event.
This Issey Miyake dress in sunshine yellow is a great choice for that outdoor wedding. Pair these earrings by Saint Laurent with an evening gown for metallic finesse.
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