Sequins shine at SelfridgesMonday, 06 October 2008
Department store Selfridges has picked up on the shimmer trend of the season and dedicated its designer floor to sequins. Originating from the Arabic and Venetian words for coins like ‘Sikka’ and ‘Zecchin’, for many centuries coins were customarily stitched onto women’s clothing in order to display the family’s wealth. Nowadays, sequins have become a key embellishment across both fashion and cultural clothing.
Oversized, gilded and multi-colour hued, sequins dominate the catwalk in 2008 and lightens up everything from tunic dresses to straight cut trousers. Alexis Mabille makes an exclusively decadent statement with head-to-toe sequins; Dries van Noten designed an array of colourful embroidered tunic dresses embellished with multi-hued sequin; and a more subtler effect is favoured at Miu Miu using an element of shimmer on the collars of silk shift dresses.
Anita Barr, Selfridges Buying Director for Womenswear comments: “Sequins are a key embellishment this season and every winter wardrobe should have an element of shimmer to complete a look – all over sequins or even a little splash, sequins is a definite staple for the coming months.”