Transitional dressing between seasons can be dismal, especially post-holidays, so I was delighted when I came across See by Chloé’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection for mid-season fashion inspiration. In its third season, the contemporary womenswear label featured a more effervescent approach to its usual bohemian aesthete, through the use of metallic sheen. The result? A collection that felt simultaneously retro and modern, where quilted metallic bomber jackets and silver ankle boots stand up against sixties inspired maxi dresses, slouchy pant-suits and silk chiffon frocks.
Paris’ diffusion label wasn’t the only brand to recently showcase metallic. Holographic hues and iridescent embellishments showed up on various resort shows, and most notably, Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 13 RTW collection. To invoke instant insouciant cool-girl chic a la Stella and Chloé, opt for small pops of sparkle, and the trend will speak for itself.
1. Style inspiration: See by Chloe Pre-Fall, image via Style.com
2. Wilfred Minou Camisole, $60, available at Aritzia
3. Zara Printed Velvet Kimono, $139
4. Free People Galaxy Oxfords, $189
5. Anthropologie Metallic Leather iPhone Case, $38
6. Club Monaco Alexa Sweater, $140
By: Ali Leier, Vancouver
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