Full Metal Fashion

Monday, August 30, 2010 | Things We Love

Shutterstock_863488 Most people don’t think of fashion when they hear the words “heavy metal.” However, you wouldn’t know it if you took a page from this fall’s hottest designers. From coppery sequined coats to gilded evening gowns, this season’s full metal trend is fast proving that—at least as far as the fashion world is concerned—everything that glitters is gold.

The first page of Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fall 2010 catalog says it all. The model in a metallic tweed blazer. The gold link charm bracelet. The attitude. Of course, DVF isn’t the only fashion maven on a heavy metal kick—labels from BCBG to Armani Prive have each added their own trendsetting interpretations to the mix.

What separates this elegant-yet-edgy look from the monochrome mash-ups of the late 70s and early 80s? Dimension. Thanks to advances in fiber technology, textile manufacturers are now able to gracefully interweave synthetic metallic elements into natural fabrics and blends. The result is a more refined look that favors tasteful, multi-textural embellishments over the one-tone geometric blocks of yore.

Earthly Treasures Kit_LR Of course, no metallic ensemble would be complete without a dazzling makeup look to match. Enter Pür Minerals’ Earthly Treasures collection. Reading the runway atmosphere like a book, Pür has created the perfect color complement in precious metal hues of sun-kissed bronze and copper clay. Again, texture takes center stage, with masterfully balanced, multidimensional looks for eyes and lips—proof that this season, beauty favors the bold.

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