Precious Metals

Why dwell on the past, when the future looks so bright? Metallics are catching the spotlight after seasons of being kept in the dark; these minerals are ready to take centre stage once again, after a much needed revival. Surfaces are covered in a sphere of jewel tones, applied to modern textures for a fresh update. With iridescent foils and lamé fabrics paying respects on the catwalk, designers are taking full control of the situation by amping up the sound to full volume. From decadent ‘Rock n Roll’ vibes at Saint Laurent to polished ‘City Slickers’ at Antonio Berardi, nothing is falling short of extravagant this season.


With a galaxy of colours from copper ores to space-age silvers, the palette makes reference to the earth’s elements juxtaposed with world dominated by technology. Modern synthetics keep the aesthetics versatile, allowing you to translate an outfit from day to night in a flash. For understated cool, try pairing a neglected pair of jeans with these golden kicks from H&M for £29.99 – guaranteed to brighten up any trainers

For maximum impact with minimal requirements, assist pared back styling by blending a small doze of metallic into the psychedelic recipe of modern tailoring. Provide an easy solution for any inner magpie tendencies and unearth Topshop’s midnight blue number for only £25. Balance the look with an A- line skirt; and scarce jewellery, for an outfit that packs plenty of punch.

Go for the gold, as why would you settle for anything less?


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Francesca Macari

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