To lay out the logi for how this dress is your one stop solution for everything starts from Gucci. Ever since Alessandro Michele took over as Frida Giannini as Creative Director at Gucci, the original jovial spirit and gaiety that screams “FASHION” has been brought back in. Gucci has kicked the institution of Minimalism in the butt far, far away to Timbuktu and in its place, Maximalism sits on the throne. Gucci stands as one of the most inspirational fashion houses this season.
What does that entail? Fur pom poms, crazy colour-combos, sparkles, metallics, and of course, lamé pleats. Once Gucci showcases their collections, other designers tuned into the same frequency, e.g., Loewe and Christopher Kane brought out the pleated metallic mid-length skirt.
The aforementioned designers all created this highly covetable skirt that runs between $700 to $1700US. Here’s when my sleuth skills come in to find the one affordable Lamé skirt. If your budget is higher than most and you can drop a few hundred, Ralph Lauren, Alice + Olivia, Michelle Mason, A.L.C. have lamé midi skirts in gold.
In the photo above, the ultimate 31-year-old it-girl and all-time crush Alexa Chung is wearing the Gucci lamé skirt with a striped cashmere knit (also Gucci from the same collection).
Christopher Kane did so well on this number – capturing all things holiday and sexy-sleek. It’s $950 NZD.
By now, you’re probably thinking, ‘that is very NOT affordable’.
It seems impossible to recreate this look without having the original pieces. But never fear, for where there is a will, there is a way.
Us mortals can turn to fast fashion brands hoping to the heavens that these out-of-reach items will be made available to us without needing to go in debt.
Tada! In lieu of Christopher Kane’s shimmery green midi-skirt, we have Topshop’s Metallic Pleated Midi Dress. It’s a one choice solution for all the holiday events.
If you’re really feeling like you need to “Treat Yo’Self” as said so often by Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, these Gucci metallic quilted leather mules will go so well with the dress you got from the thrift store.
To hell with boring normcore for Maximalism is here!