„DES P’TITS TROUS DES P’TITS TROUS TOUJOUR DES P’TITS TROUS“ AS SERGE GAINSBOURG SAID IN HIS FAMOUS SONG „LE POINCONNEUR DES LILAS.“ DESIGNERS GO ROUND THIS TIME AROUND, AND AIM FOR AN EDGY AND YOUTHFUL FEEL USING METAL EYELETS ALL OVER THEIR GARMENTS.
Metal grommets make a strong statement this season, and can be seen everywhere off the catwalks. This design element created in the late 1820’s, previously stitched or embroidered, for corsets can be found today in every single piece: shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, sweaters, jackets, belts and gloves; and comes out in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.
They all go for it! From Proenza Schouler’s red, white or black sheer gown filled with colourful eyelets; red, silver, black and white, and feathered shoulder decorations to Anthony Vaccarello’s covered garments using circular eyelets to create impressive oversized stars. To go further, Vaccarello adds enlarged star shaped eyelets for an edgy feel to that elegant and sophisticated Parisian look. Véronique Leroy manages to place just a few rounded metal eyelets in her garments to create a more refine but simple touch, in contrast with the mix of colours and materials she uses. For more sophistication, Emanuel Ungaro’s triple-skirted leather minidress and leather gloves filled with circular eyelets all over, like polka dots, will do the trick. If you aim for a sexier appearance, David Koma will fulfill your expectations with Mugler’s Fall 15 Ready-to-Wear collection with plenty from which to choose. From a couple of black metal eyelets to a generous amount of them in silver tone on Mugler’s elegant and sexy monochrome as well as bicolour body con dresses.