Heavy Metal

That tricky fashion time in retail when it’s hot & sunny or wet and steamy one minute, then cool and unpredictable the next – called in the industry ‘trans-seasonal’ or the months between seasons. Right now in August, Zara have really produced a knock out collection that looks new but wearable for now. Banished are the bright colours of summer, gone are tropical prints or ditzy florals and in are embellished pieces with a feminine but tough edge. From silver and metal studs to glass beading and rhinestones, delicate viscose blouses or soft jersey tops and dresses are adorned on necklines, shoulders and collars. And for a casual look there’s a Glam Utility collection with military inspired jackets, parkas and vests teamed with vintage or coloured denim jeans and cut off shorts plus camo printed shirts – a KEY look for winter, all adorned with metal and rhinestone embellishment. In a palette of khaki, military red with vintage denim, black and ivory, it’s a winning combination for this thorny time of year.



31 Aug 2012