Metallic shine

 

With its metallic glints and shimmering reflections, shine in the upcoming AW 17-18 season will be a subtle alchemy of richness and sobriety, shadow and light.

A zip specialist for 40 years, Tai Hing Zipper (Première Vision Accessories) highlights the ambivalent nature of this quest for soft, translucent and metallic effects, the result of a delicate balance between futurism and nostalgia, richness and soberness.

 

Accoppiature Pisane (Première Vision Leather),from Italy confirms this trend, seeking a filtered gloss, achieved through washings, finishings, applications of thin laminates, embroideries and Lurex yarns to lend an aged appearance and introspective elegance to metallic, pearly and iridescent surfaces.

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The same passion for contradiction also enlivens the latest proposals by Pozzi Electa (Première Vision Yarns): yarns in pure gold, silver or black metal from this Italian spinner are perfect for adding a glint of light and a hint of delicate opulence to the most classic Prince of Wales and houndstooth checks. For confidential shine.

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French weaver Belinac (Première Vision Fabrics) is confident that the brightness trend will focus on dimmed metallic tones and subtly opalescent shades: a marked yet nuanced shine, undulating between deep matts and extravagant reflections, all-out luminosity and muted showy shine.

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Pearly effects also make headlines at the Italian company  Astarte (Première Vision Accessories), where shells rendered velvety thanks to vegetal acids are cut, cracked, cut-away, or inlaid to pepper surfaces with contrast, alternating between shiny and matt effects, raw natural materials and sophisticated visual effects.

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