AW17 Trends


Sequins, sequins and more sequins.

Once upon a time they were forbidden during daylight hours, but times have changed and now you can wear them anytime. Now even. Contrast the shine of sequins with the every-day street cred of denim for harmony. Daytime sequins need a good dressing-down. Casual fabrics and styles are key here. Chuck Taylors, boots, grey marle, denim and athleisure items like sweats, hoodies and sneakers offer the perfect foil.

Patent is back! This high shine – high drama version of leather is more versatile than you might think. Wear it with velvet or grey-marle for contrasting trends. The satin bomber is the perfect bomber to bring a bold sense of elegance to what is otherwise a super-casual style. Wear it over a dress, with your favourite jeans or with texture to play down the sheen.

Threads of lurex have woven their way into just about every fabric imaginable. A cable knit with threads of silver looks great over (or under) a lurex dress. Lurex thread black and silver socks complete the look. Daytime shine might seem scary at first but don’t be shy, start with one item of shine, like shoes or a handbag then build up your courage. On a dull day you might just be the luminosity that the world needs. #shinebrightlikeadiamond.

View the AW17 Shine trend on Pinterest.