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The rise of metallics - Out with the ordinary, in with the shine ...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Nastacia Mitchell (left) features local designer Ms Jaye's liquid gold hot pants with houndstooth tail feather blazer and an oversize metallic clutch, while Candace Belnavis complements her gold body suit with a wine high-waist pants from local designer WildFree, accentuated with a gold belt from Alter Ego.
Paint the town red with this metallic red rubber bandage dress pulled off by Nastacia Mitchell.
Bring on the textures. Nastacia Mitchell (left) was given a feminine look in a gold-disc embroidered dress with yellow and blue houndstooth detail and a Boho headband, and Candace Belnavis showcased an elegant duro gold dress with a floral bonnet. - photos by Gladstone Taylor
Candace Belnavis is ready for a night out in the fashionable metallic-blue rubber bandage skirt, worn with a black cutwork top and abstract clutch to match.
Nastacia dolls up her look and makes a bold statement with this golden cage rubber bandage skirt set.
Smiles all around for the sliver skirt outfit with a touch of metallic in the top and the Duro Oluwu ethnic fabric dress from Nigeria in gold and mint detailing rocked by Nastacia Mitchell and Candace Belnavis respectively.

Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer

The classic look of metallics which went mainstream in spring and headlined the previously celebrated festive season, was designed for women looking to add a touch of spice and make a bold statement in their outfit.

This cutting edge fashion trend made an indelible mark on major runways in 2013 before relocating to many wardrobes. Features of the metallic's glitz and glam include sophisticated chic long or short cocktail dresses, jackets, tops, pants, shorts and skirts, heels, shoes, even accessories, you name it. Reigning supreme in glorious gold and shimmering silver, the style has transcended to unconventional designs using pastels, brocades and textures.

This week, the Flair honours the daringly innovative look, highlighting several metallic pieces which made the creative cut for 2013 and are fashion forward enough for 2014.

Photo shoot Credits:

Creative Director:

Krysta Anderson


Gladstone Taylor


Candace Belnavis and Nastacia Mitchell


Fidgy Fletcher

Make-up artist:

Sue-Ann Gregg

Clothing and accessories: Alter Ego, Shop #3, 157 Constant Spring Road

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