Trends a/w 2009 - Shine On

SHINE ON

Embellishment isn’t just an added extra this season, it’s so commonplace as to count as a trend. From crystal to sequins, lamé to lurex, if it moved then it probably also sparkled.

Some of it was subtle: Miu Miu had shiny, beaded flowers embroidered onto tights, Preen had shiny panels slithering round a body con dress, while Marios Schwab’s beautiful black cocktail dress split open over the chest to reveal a hint of silver sequins.

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Some of it wasn’t even trying to be subtle: Gucci produced glittery leggings to match equally glittery tunic dresses, while Balmain liberally threw sequins over eveningwear.

By Avril Mair

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