I’ll be back later with my daily lockdown update but I’d love you to keep on reading this post- it’s very short! I prepared most of it before we went into lockdown. I’m questioning its relevance because at this particular time fashion trends just aren’t that important. Right now, we have no idea when we’ll come out of lockdown. Even if we had special occasions in the diary they will have been postponed or cancelled and the same goes for holidays. I don’t know if we’ll get to Nerja for our family holiday in July, so I’m certainly not looking at holiday clothes.
Companies will have bought their SS20 stock months ago, and it makes me wonder what will happen to it all. There will be a glut of unsold clothing and accessories. I hope that by autumn, things will be more certain and that we’ll be able to get dressed up and go out again. We might wish to treat ourselves to something new, we might not. We may just realise that we can manage really rather well with what we have. Anyway, I have decided to go ahead and publish this post because even though it’s about a specific trend for 2020, it is, in my opinion, one to transcend all seasons, both sartorial and meteorological.
One of the micro-trends to emerge from the 2020 catwalks is metallics- both clothing and accessories. This is a surprisingly wearable trend and because these modern metallics haven’t been inspired by a specific sartorial decade, they are timeless and elegant.
Alongside two (surprisingly similar) catwalk creations are two pieces of eyewear, one maximalist and one minimalist. These cool styles refuse to blend into the background, yet both will stand the test of time.
Vysen brings retro-style right up to date with this head-turning luxury design. The Arie in rose-gold stainless steel with rose-gold mirror lenses combines a vintage feeling with innovation and glamour.
The bronze, soft octagon from Prodesign, (model 8127) ticks every trend box. It combines functional, clean design with colours and forms inspired by the Danish coast.
And this is my own modern metallic eyewear, the super-glamorous EX-30015, from STEPPER’s Exclusive collection. This style is more reminiscent of the 1950s than the 1970s, but it still embraces this metallic micro-trend beautifully.
A version of “Modern Metallics” first appeared in the April’20 issue of Optometry Today.
I write a bi-monthly feature for the STEPPER Eyewear blog. The eyewear I’m wearing above was gifted as part of that paid partnership. To see the full outfit, visit my blog post “An Embellished Maxi Dress And Party Eyewear.”
Catwalk images from vogue.co.uk