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Trend in Focus: Metals for A/W 23/24

Whether for ornamental or functional purposes, metals are indispensable when it comes to sewing notions and are present in all categories: footwear, bags, clothing and accessories. These elements play a crucial role in garment construction, reinforcing aesthetic proposals through details.


Here are the main metallic sewing notions proposed by brands for A/W 23/24!


1. Metallic Eyelets

This notion has taken on an ornamental role in clothing. Applied to pieces made of various materials, metallic eyelets are crafted from lightweight yet sturdy metals, predominantly featuring smooth surfaces, nickel-plated finishes and high gloss.

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Huishan Zhang
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Minuit
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Off-White

2. Chains

A traditional element in women’s handbags, chains are in the spotlight for A/W 23/24, primarily as ornamental options. This notion can appear not only on handles but also as adornments, as seen in the designs by Stella McCartney and Andreas Kronthaler. It’s worth noting that in bag handles the metals are robust with medium to high thickness, while the chains are lighter and more delicate in the details.

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Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
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Stella McCartney
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Loewe

3. Golden Metals

A gold-plated finish provides a more sophisticated aesthetic for winter pieces. Yellow or aged gold finishes are predominant, with variations in the finish ranging from high-gloss polish to brushed effects.

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
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Palm Angels
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Chloé
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Palm Angels

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