Glints of What's to Come
Everyday basics have undergone an out-of-this-world treatment, painted in a metallic sheen usually reserved for traditional silver and gold. High-tech and high-concept shift dresses, pencil skirts and T-shirts in candy- wrapper colours literally highlight one’s workday wardrobe with pop and shine while breathing life into the black and grey stasis of mid- winter. After all, it’s 2013, a year when, not so long ago, we imagined we would be commuting via jet- packs and wearing foiled suits out of futuristic necessity. And here we are, in our metallic outfits, as though that Jetsonian vision had indeed come true, even though we’re travelling through Cyber Optic cables on the internet highway and not inter- galactically. So it’s decidedly fashion and not action that has us needing a sexy, shimmering trench or a glimmering pink clutch. Until androids start doing our tasks (and stealing our children), it’s still our job to power the future and look shiny-chic doing it. — Emily Ramshaw
Hugo Hugo Boss viscose-blend dress, $1395, Hugo Boss Toronto.