I shamelessly admit: I’ve still got “Manus x Machina” on the brain. But, can you really blame me? This year’s Met Gala was like a sneak peak into the near and very bright future. Designers became machinists to create a variety of metallic pieces worn like battle armor by their handpicked fashion-bots, and I loved it. So finally after a night of serious FOMO, I realized there was nothing stopping me from suiting up during the day. Yes. Daytime.
The runway is no stranger to metallic favorites from designers old and new. Lanvin turns sequined, party minis into daytime showstoppers by dressing them down with loosely-fitted, lightweight outerwear. While Pucci isn’t afraid to go all in, doubling up with several bright, sequined pairs. What’s not to love about shimmery crop top + pant combos that capture the shine for adventurous street style day wear.
But, how could I discuss daytime metallics without revisiting Gucci SS16? Easily one of my favorites this season, enter the gilded 70s girl tribe. I’d wear the metallic leather bomber jacket with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a vintage tee any day. Designers like Isabel Marant and Sibling also provided noteworthy separates, specifically from Marant in the form of flashy bottoms. I get it though.. silver and gold coated pants wouldn’t be everyone’s first choice to add a little glitz to their wardrobe. However, the Adidas Originals + Raf Simons metallic collection is a good start for someone just wanting to dip their toe in for the first time or add to their sneaker stash with a twist on an epic classic.
I know we can’t all be personally invited to the Met Gala, but there’s something almost magical about wearing metallic clothes. These are pieces that demand to be seen in all of their magnificent splendor. So.. shouldn’t we be too?
Brands we love:
Isabel Marant “Dysart” Metallic Stretch Leather Skinny Pants, Anya Hindmarch “Have a Nice Day” Textured Leather Shoulder Bag, Sibling Cropped Metallic Knitted Top, Anna Sui Printed Fil Coupé Chiffon Dress, Gucci Metallic Leather Bomber Jacket, Adidas Originals + Raf Simons Stan Smith Metallic Leather Sneakers, Iro “Dune” Metallic Leather Jacket
By Ariel Serano