This Christmas season you can do no wrong with metallic. The shiny fabric was omnipresent on the autumn/winter 2017 runways and will not only suit December's party events but will work season and even year-round for both night-time festivities and daytime obligations. For AW17 the iridescent material had two clear points of reference. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld took the space route and had an actual rocket filling Paris' Grand Palais to support the futuristic silver leather suits and sparkling boots. Comme des Garçons, Christopher Kane and Y/Project
supported this intergalactic inspiration in their own ways, with sculptural shapes that remind us of yet-to-be-discovered planets and dresses finished with metallic holograms. On the other side of the spectrum, Seventies disco-inspired metallics seemed to be the key ingredient for an exciting party look. Gucci, Saint Laurent
and Nina Ricci reinterpreted the golden age of disco with slouching boots, an abundance of ruffles and bright metallics. To successfully integrate the frosty finish in your AW17 - or even SS18 - wardrobe it's necessary to start embracing the fabric as a neutral that can be mixed and combined with everything you own. While a fully donned metallic ruffled dress paired with sparkling space boots might be a bit heavy as a starter, a cosy metallic thread sweater or dress finished with metallic embellishments, will help you ease into the mood. And who knows, before you know it you might be ready for one of those Gucci sequined face masks...