If you want to be right on trend for A/W 17/18, then any shimmering, sparkly fabric with a metallic gleam, such as lurex, lamé or ‘crackle’ is the fabric to look for.
And not just for after-dark, parties and evening-wear, but for daytime, too.
This trend for sequins and sparkly-fabric has its origins in two runway trends which both emerged a few seasons ago and which have both flourished and have now merged to give us Lurex, sequins and shimmer as one of the hot looks for autumn 17.
One of these trends is Metallic, which has been turning up as brogues and bags as well as in clothing, and the other is Sports Luxe, which has seen us rocking trainers in gold and silver.
This season’s love affair with shimmering, sparkly fabric is a collision of those two trends, and also play into the “embellishment” trend, which continues, with jewelled trims or embroidery adorning our favourite frocks, as well as with shimmering, sparkly fabric, sequins and any fabric with a metallic gleam.
Like velvet, the slight gleam that emanates from these shimmering, sparkly fabrics make them superbly flattering – especially in low lighting.
While head-to-toe shimmer or sparkle is more appropriate for a party or big occasion, that does not mean Lurex, lamé and other shimmering, sparkly fabrics are limited to eveningwear.
To demonstrate our fashion savvy this season we could add a touch of sparkle to a work or everyday outfit (maybe lurex socks or a sparkly scarf). Or we could add a glittery jumper to jeans, or we could really rock shimmer with a sparkly dress under a plain blazer to create a knock-out workwear look.
Do you like sparkly fabric? Do let us know…
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