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Metallic leather and mirror stiletto shoe by Loriblu

How to Inject Your S/S18 Wardrobe With a Bolt of Silver and Gold

Chris Rhodes and Chloe Grace Press capture the shiny best of the season’s collections for the new issue of AnOther Magazine

Lead ImageMetallic leather and mirror stiletto shoe by Loriblu

There are few things guaranteed to catch the eye like the glint of silver and gold, both found in plentiful supply in the season’s collections where a high-shine palette, in various permutations, punctuated S/S18. And, whether harking back to the heady haze of disco, or forwards towards a steely, streamlined future, designers imagined the hues afresh – rendering them in metallic leather, crystal or shards of broken mirror.

Here, as explored by Chloe Grace Press and photographed by Chris Rhodes, a gathering of the season’s most eye-catching pieces in iterations of silver or gold, from the diaphanous stamped chainmail of Paco Rabanne to Balenciaga’s thigh-high glitter boots – or fringed cocktail bags from Hillier Bartley, described by designer Katie Hillier as both an ode to Leigh Bowery’s subversive glamour, and to the sparkle of a cabaret curtain. 

“I use mirrored mosaics to create clothing that references the mirrors that women constantly encounter until, like Alice, they overcome their fears and pass through them” – Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior

“The fringe lantern could be part of a Leigh Bowery costume or a cabaret curtain... we like to put our cash and fags in it!” – Katie Hillier, Hillier Bartley

Model: Aiden Curtiss at Next NY. Casting: Svea Greichgauer at AM Casting. Photographic assistant: Johnny Knapp. Production: Webber. 

This story originally featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale now.