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Holographics and Iridescents

Spotted all over the Autumn/Winter 2012-13 catwalks and in key Resort 2013 presentations, hologram and iridescent materials are setting a fantastical and futuristic tone in women’s accessories and apparel. Echoing the current vogue for holographic technology in entertainment and advertising, these finishes form part of an emerging aesthetic that reflects the mixing of the digital and physical worlds. Stylus investigates this new direction in materials.