Metallics and Holographics are everywhere this season.
These eye popping glossy, iridescent, liquid shine metals add something of a space oddity quality to your wardrobe right now.
HIT your refresh button, and shimmer your way throughout the spring and summer of 2013.
Pair the look with a simple neutral tone by day.
At night team with a strong bold colour.
SO PREPARE TO SHINE AND FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE..........
Jonathan Saunders : Spring/Summer 2013
Back to the future......... circa 1964
André Courrèges is the French fashion designer who I was first aware of as a very little girl, when my extremely stylish Aunts were always looking lovingly at his creations in VOGUE.
It was the sixties, a time of freedom of the body for women, where revolutionary concept's in fashion were taking place.
He started his career as a civil engineer. But at the age of 25, had a radical career change, and after a brief stint at Jeanne Lafaurie fashion design house, he moved over to BALENCIAGA.
His engineering background shows through his work. He constructed his clothes, rather like the way a modernist architect designs a building.....Geometrics, in the form of squares, triangles and trapezoids.
His space age collection quickly caught on, and every girl on every high street wanted to emulate his look!
This fashion house has been pushing boundaries for 50 years, creating modern clothes for modern women.
The SS13 collection's featured lot's of exposed midriff's and cut out's....... just as Courreges did in the 60's.
He is the pioneer of the SPACE AGE aesthetic. Combining haute couture with youth culture, using minimal lines and advanced fabrics.
Both Jaqueline Kennedy and The Duchess of Windsor (eternal style icons) were just some of his clients during those FAB swinging sixtie's.............
A few years later when all my friends were buying teen mag's I would save up to buy my very own copy of VOGUE.
Opening it up like it was a priceless book.......which of course it was to me!
P.S. for all you fashion buffs........ Watch this funny romantic film which features just about every important designer of the 60's
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS...........
I would team this with a plain white tee, keeping everything else to a minimum......let the skirt do the talking!
This great little dress has a cool metallic finish, which is just subtle enough to give it the edge......
Can't leave home without these in your bag.......
A Holographic tee with jeans is a great way to get the look.......
This dress looks so expensive if you play everything else down. Just plain white superga's would look so cool!
If you can I would get these in both colours, so easy.........
Great shoes, they look 10 x the price!
I love the fact that I would have to keep this bag tidy, if I didn't want the world to see my mess......
£24 also availiable in silver
Now I know you may not feel brave enough to go there, but it's how you wear them?
I would go for a classic man's white cotton Oxford shirt, just loose enough to look relaxed, but incredibly chic........
So sit down! Relax, pour a cocktail, and get some liquid metal therapy sometime very soon...........