Bold, highly pigmented metallic make-up seen at British fashion designer Katie Eary’s menswear show during London Collections: Men 2014 mirrors our Spring/Summer 2016 colour prediction for shimmery, shifting surfaces.
Eary offered a sneak peak of her S/S 15 womenswear collection during her show this week, sending female models down the catwalk caked in thick, coloured, metallic shimmer from the forehead to the top of the torso.
Inspired by modern American Westerns such as Dallas Buyers Club, Eary’s men and womenswear collection – with fringed biker jackets, leather patched denim, and gold-plated accessories – lifts from the Dallas rodeo scene of the 1970s. The metallic make-up finish further drives this retro aesthetic.
Similarly, metallic and shimmery details were seen at the Fashion East presentation from London-based jewellery designer Alan Crocetti, with male models showcasing metal bandages across the bridge of the nose (emulating boxer's tape) to offset thick silver knuckle dusters and rings.
Elsewhere at London Collections: Men, metallic, shiny textures also featured on bright, contrasting finishes at Richard Nicolls, lightweight bomber jackets at Jonathan Saunders and James Long, and retro basketball sneakers at Jimmy Choo.
For more colour, pattern and surface texture inspiration, see the Colour Spectrum S/S 16 report, and keep an eye out for full coverage of Menswear Catwalks in the coming month.