Darren Kennedy: Silver lining
Space-age metallics make a look that's out of this world.
The bad news is summer is officially over. The good news? Autumn brings with it a fresh batch of trends for you to get your teeth into. The space age has officially arrived, as confirmed by Karl Lagerfeld when he transported us to the Chanel space station at the Grand Palais in Paris. The house gave its classics a spaced-out look featuring metallics, lots of shiny silver lamé and futuristic fastenings and finishes. Many designers rifled through the archives to re-work iconic pieces and bring them up to date with luxurious metallic materials and detailing. The reflective properties of metal were played up across the catwalks of some of the heaviest hitters, including Christopher Kane, Mugler, Paco Rabanne and our own JW Anderson, who used chainmail detailing to great effect. In New York, Michael Kors unleashed cocktail dresses in liquid gold and silver lamé.
Not sure if you're a fan of the metallic trend and don't necessarily want to commit? Inject metallic to any look with a few key accessories such as a clutch bag, killer heels or a simple belt.
One for the boys
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Saint Laurent Sunset stud bag small, €1,790, Brown Thomas
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