Sheemer & Sheen this Spring | Trends SS13

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Spring/Summer 2012 revived the metallic trend but Spring/Summer 2013 made it a serious leap into our wardrobes! The updated colour palette is as edible as it is magical so now is the time to dive into what’s now a holographic dreamland of lustrous foils and iridescent fairy tale-like fabrics. The shinier the better.

Burberry was the first brand to take the lead in the foil-like fabric to create statement pieces for any wardrobe by mixing the trend with its clean lines and classic shapes. At Christian Dior, creative director Raf Simons shone the trend at Paris fashion Week with micro shorts underneath sculpted tops and dresses. Ruched details helped exaggerate the forms using lustrous shades fit for any Cinderella’s story. At Mulberry, Emma Hill’s show was perfectly in line with the brands English Country Garden ethos- with a twist. She showed their take on the sheen trend by creating floral patterns in a metallic sheen. The pattern was placed on top of ice cream shades filtered between nude, resulting in the most grown-up take on the trend.

Continuing on the side of the catwalk at Jeremy Scott’s show, Leigh Lezark did the impossible whilst earning a place in my fashion book: She effortlessly pulled off a rainbow bustier and matching pencil skirt. Meanwhile, Isabel Lucas avoided looking like a wrapped Willy Wonka sweet at a Dior event by keeping accessories to a minimum in Dior’s own SS13 dress. Another star to let the pieces do the talking was model Karlie Kloss who restricted herself to one single metallic hue, matched with a monochrome toned separate for the perfect combo. The roundup of celebs would not be complete without mentioning Cara Delevingne- proving once and for all (as she collected her British Fashion Award ‘Model of the Year’ in Burberry’s high-shine mini dress) that the Sheen Trend is one to watch.

WANT TO WEAR THIS TREND?  Make Burberry’s metallic Trench (£2,241) your wardrobe staple. An easier way to wear the trend by updating your normal look with a silver skirt (£60) or this colourful patterned skirt (48) has a serious designer-feel, especially when paired with the matching blazer (£125)- I’ll keep it a secret if you will! Get Cara’s look in Rag & Bone’s metallic mini dress (NOW £488). For a true high-shine version, try this dress by Alice+Olivia (£206). Happy Shopping!

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