Shiny metallics, plastics trending at London shows
LONDON (AP) - It looks like for some designers, next spring is fashion's moment to shine - literally.
Metallic leather, shiny satin and foil-like fabrics in rainbow colours dazzled on the catwalk at Burberry Prorsum on Monday, reinforcing a trend that already saw lashings of sequins and space-age style designs earlier in London Fashion Week.
Burberry, which typically puts on the most extravagant and celebrity-studded display during the week-long style extravaganza, went for flamboyant luxury for its latest spring collection. The catwalk was packed with iridescent swimsuits, metallic leather trench coats and satin corsets, and the palette was that of precious metals and gemstones: Gold, silver, emerald, turquoise and ruby.
"I wanted to do a collection that makes people smile," creative director Christopher Bailey said after the show. "I want it to be joyous, a bit sassier and sexier."