Metal in Design: Fashion First


"Designers are ditching the jewelry for statement. . .shoes!"

MetalMiner, Sheena Moore

As the resident fashion blog reader here at MetalMiner, Iíve noticed a shiny trend: metallic is back, and not just in makeup, fabric or statement jewelry. Designers are ditching the jewelry for statement. . .shoes! According to the New York Times fashion blog, The Moment:

"Copper, silver and gold have taken a recent hiatus from the wrist and settled near the sole. Silver ankle cuffs are the newest way to dress up a pair of sandals, but they're hardly the only golden opportunity. Many of the season's best sandals look like they've been dipped in 24-karat gold dustóa glimmer, not to mention a shimmer, of what's ahead for fall. From Altuzarra's silk sheath dresses dripping in metal fringe to Balenciaga's asymmetrical tunics with silver panels and Givenchy's gold patent pumps, designers are smitten. Meanwhile, take a step in a right direction."

My favorites are from Lanvin and Giambattista Valli:

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