Metallic garments and accessories have been adding some razzle-dazzle to our wardrobe for a while and – hurrah – it seems the fashion pack just can’t get enough of bronze, golden and silver hues.
As we are inching towards autumn, designers everywhere have stepped up their use of the shiny colours and metals are set to hit the shops in all shapes and sizes, cuts and materials.
Blumarine and John Paul Gaultier both sent their models sashaying down the catwalk in gold leather, ranging in designs from bomber jackets and mid-length coats to sexy skinny pants respectively.
Slinky evening gowns were dominated by a silver palette with Jil Sander, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne and Jenny Packham all going wild for the metallic trend.
Satin, sequins, silk – the luxurious colour was represented in all its gorgeous forms.
New York style icon Olivia Palermo recently named precious metals as her hottest fashion tip for the impending fall season.
“Metallic will be huge this autumn. Alberta Ferretti did a fabulous job on her collection and we’ll see metallic everything, everywhere. I can’t wait to try it out,” she gushed.
So how can you shine like a fashion star?
For a look that’s workable during the day, choose a statement piece like a metallic leather skirt and team with more casual fabrics, such as a plain white t-shirt, denim jacket or knitted jumper. For a glamorous evening look, jeans sprayed in silver or gold look fabulous teamed with a pair of high heels or ankleboots.
For those who prefer to dip a toe into the trend, why not choose a trendy metallic handbag to add an edge to your outfit? Miu Miu recently launched a special Olympics collection in gold, silver and bronze, but shimmering accessories are widely available on the high street too.

Metallic garments and accessories have been adding some razzle-dazzle to our wardrobe for a while; it seems the fashion pack just can’t get enough of bronze, golden and silver hues.

As we inch towards autumn, designers everywhere have stepped up their use of the shiny colours and metals are set to hit the shops in all shapes and sizes, cuts and materials.

Jean Paul Gaultier sent his models sashaying down the catwalk in gold leather, ranging in designs from bomber jackets and mid-length coats to sexy skinny pants respectively.

Trend: Metallics for Autumn, fashion
Rock the metallic trend (L-R):
Autumn/Winter 2012 looks from Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Paco Rabanne. Images: Showbit

Slinky evening gowns were dominated by a silver palette with Jil Sander, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne and Jenny Packham all going wild for the metallic trend. These luxurious colours were represented in all its gorgeous forms, from satin, sequins to silk.

New York style icon Olivia Palermo recently named precious metals as her hottest fashion tip for the impending fall season.

“Metallic will be huge this autumn. Alberta Ferretti did a fabulous job on her collection and we’ll see metallic everything, everywhere. I can’t wait to try it out,” she gushed.

So how can you shine like a fashion star? For a look that’s workable during the day, choose a statement piece like a metallic leather skirt and team with more casual fabrics, such as a plain white t-shirt, denim jacket or knitted jumper.

For a glamorous evening look, jeans sprayed in silver or gold look fabulous teamed with a pair of high heels or ankleboots.

For those who prefer to dip a toe into the trend, why not choose a trendy metallic handbag to add an edge to your outfit? Shimmering accessories are widely available on the high street too.