Liquid Metal: A Not-So-New Way To Make It Shine
"These sheeny dreams create a molten metal feel as luxurious, shimmering fabric appears to be falling around your body."
For this season, we’re going for a new way to do the metallic spangle – that we all love – but without the need for sequins – which are often very damaging to the environment, even though they are still very popular. Instead, we’re trying to get our shine via liquid metal sheens: a far subtler, more grown-up and contemporary take on shimmer.
Mostly – but not exclusively – found in golds and silvers – especially silver for this season, but we’ll get to it – these sheeny dreams create a molten metal feel as luxurious, shimmering fabric appears to be falling around your body.
No longer a choice that works exclusively to go clubbing, liquid metal dresses, fancy enough to be reminiscent of the days of Dynasty, are making a huge comeback, transcending the runway from stripper-fabulous to evening gown chic. We can now see the trend all over our Instagram feeds and some of our favorite fashion it girls are wearing it, such as the one and only Kim Kardashian.
With considerably more fabric and less emphasis on volume and ruching, these metallic dresses give off the appearance of cascading sheets of molten metal, giving the fabric the justifiable term 'liquid metal.' Those long fluid dresses are making their comeback to the spotlight thanks to a more mature group of our society, who wants a more sophisticated look for a night out. The maturity and class this style evokes is what consumers who want to look classy are looking for – and of course all brands are more than happy to present designs that will change the face of formal wear.