SS16 TRENDS: PRECIOUS METALS & SILVER BALLET PUMPS


While orange may be the new black this season, warmer times doesn't have to always mean warmer tones with SS16’s love of metallics. Shiny happy people can swap sunset shades for cool colours with our statement silver sandals and ballet pumps.

 

On the catwalk…

Fyodor Golan SS16, (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)

Temperley London SS16, Backstage (Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council)

Collections by Lanvin, Vetements, Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel shimmied down the catwalk in head-to-toe sequins in rainbow hues to start the designers’ metallic appreciation for SS16. London Fashion Week favourites Temperley London and Fyodor Golan continued the after-party long after the lights went up with shimmering pieces and shiny materials too this season.

When it comes to metallics, more really is more, so layer up on textures and colours to future-proof your summer wardrobe. Gunmental tones and unusual fabrications, including broken mirror pieces by JW Anderson for his debut Loewe collection, refreshed this seasonal favourite with a more experimental edge on the catwalks this time round though.

In your wardrobe…

Anya Hindmarch SS16 (Kris Mitchell, British Fashion Council)

Silver doesn’t have to mean second place when it comes to choosing your favourite metallic hue this season. While gold has had more than its fair share of glory over the past few collections, SS16 sees it share the limelight with softer sheens and liquid pewter shades. Statement sequins and iridescent finishes always help to add a little sparkle to any outfit too.

For a fresh take on this occasion favourite, pair back your metallic tones with clean cuts and minimal silhouettes. Look to Saint Laurent’s gunmental slip dress for the ultimate 90s inspiration or Loewe’s wide-leg silver tailoring to update last season’s 70s style.

Silver accessories add a hint of shimmer to your look too. Hit up Anya Hindmarch’s statement bags for all the clutch control, or layer up on precious metals for all your jewellery needs.

At Butterfly Twists…

Whether you’re going for gold in the office or making metallics your main-stage staple this festival season, you’ll find our new collection has all the shimmer you need for summer. Look to our Chloe and Francesca ballet pumps for silver leopard print and gold mock croc designs, and two SS16 trends for the price of one. Raise those temperatures poolside with our slimline Zoeyslingback sandals that combine this season’s favourite minimal silhouettes and statement-making metallics too. For the new hues on the block opt for rose gold and polished pewter.