Darren Kennedy: I wanna be adorned
How to pull off sequins and sparkles in the daytime
For more than a decade, minimalism reigned supreme on the catwalks - muted colours and simple silhouettes became the epitome of cool. But the tide has turned; now visually bolder and brighter clothing is dominating the runways as maximalism enjoys its moment.
Gucci has a big role to play in this revival. Seventies-inspired silhouettes and prints have made their way to the high street and, more recently, the '8os revival saw the resurgence of high-octane glamour, glitter, sequins and feathers. No longer reserved for party season - or eveningwear for that matter - embellishment is the order of the day on even the most basic of garments, with Valentino, Gucci, Halpern, Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton and Dior all leading the charge.
The key to pulling off embellishment and sequins for daytime wear is to downplay them by pairing with sensible, frills-free basics such as a simple white tee or a checked oversize blazer.
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