Silver: How to wear this season's futuristic fashion trend

From Mylar-style quilted space blankets to glitter boots and astronaut pink dresses, there’s a range of innovate designs to choose from

Sarah Young
Friday 02 February 2018 13:19 GMT
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The astronomical inspired items have seen a wave of interest
The astronomical inspired items have seen a wave of interest (Getty)

Whenever the state of the world we’re living in becomes dispiriting, designers often look to outer space for inspiration and who can blame them?

Space-inspired references have been scattered across the runways for several seasons now, but this time around flashes of metallic made it more tangible than ever before.

Cue a high-shine palette of iridescent space greys, silver and moon rock-inspired sparkling embellishment.

There’s no more exciting frontier than that of the future and when Karl Lagerfeld built a giant Chanel rocket in the middle of the Grand Palais in Paris, it became clear that the trend for all things intergalactic was unavoidable.

Aside from the rocket, which actually blasted off following a dramatic 10-second countdown, it was the models that really grabbed our attention.

Here, there was a real “Starman” vibe as Lagerfeld kitted out his girls in everything from astronaut print dresses to Mylar-style quilted space blankets and glitter boots that were made for walking on the moon.

The style was flaunted over the autumn/winter catwalks (AFP/Getty)
The style was flaunted over the autumn/winter catwalks (AFP/Getty) (AFP/Getty Images)

Elsewhere, Balenciaga showcased a silver version of its embossed leather skirt – which has been called out for looking remarkably like a rubber car carpet protector – while Paco Rabanne’s sci-fi looks intertwined with sports influences.

Transforming the house’s signature plastic chainmail “Disc-o-Rama” dress, there were slinky silver numbers, asymmetric skirts and thick-soled masculine flats.

The stylish garments are diverse and distinct such as the Satin Tuck Blouse by Boutique, £69, Topshop
The stylish garments are diverse and distinct such as the Satin Tuck Blouse by Boutique, £69, Topshop

Want to make like the stars? Then it’s time to inject your wardrobe with some high-shine metallics.

Without doubt the easiest way to embrace this trend is with a new handbag, so ditch your trusty black carryall in favour of something silver, but don’t go overboard on shine as this has the potential to look cheap.

If you balance the glitz you can perfect your look with items such as the Mini Cross-Body Bag, £15.99, Mango
If you balance the glitz you can perfect your look with items such as the Mini Cross-Body Bag, £15.99, Mango

Alternatively, shoes are another great entry point with everything from trainers and disco-ready flatforms to skyscraper stilettos available in space-inspired hues.

If you want to wear this trend by day, we suggest picking up a metallic blouse or opting for geometric jewels in out-of-this-world shapes.

The T-Bar Court Shoes are complimented by their shiny appeal, £25.99, Zara
The T-Bar Court Shoes are complimented by their shiny appeal, £25.99, Zara
Elyse Lace-Up Faux Leather Platform Shoes flaunt their original design, £630, Matches Fashion
Elyse Lace-Up Faux Leather Platform Shoes flaunt their original design, £630, Matches Fashion
Silver Batwing Midi Shift Dress is casual yet elegant, £95, Topshop
Silver Batwing Midi Shift Dress is casual yet elegant, £95, Topshop

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