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TREND: DARK AND SHINY

Dark, industrial shades of charcoal, caramel and deep gold are showing up in so many collections, its hard to keep up.  Liquidy dresses with a bit of edge and structured jackets in sultry hues were seen throughout the high-fashion runways. The shiny looks were anything but sweet and exuded toughness with modern cuts and hard, contrasting embellishments.

Ready for business! Badgley Mischka creates a horizontal, pinstripe skirt suit with metallic trim for the working woman who has no time to fuss around.

Donna Karan drapes and wraps her woman in a silky gray fabric adding a hard neck trim for a bit of toughness.

Alexander McQueen brings us creations from another time with shiny animal print fabric worked with lace, into a mini skirt and shawl neck collar jacket.


Burberry Prorsum entices the city girl with a shiny, charcoal, hombre dress and heavy peridot color beading.

Versace gives the Italians what they crave in a faded gold, crocodile jacket with a sexy scoop neckline.

Gorgeous beading, lace and cut out details, Alessandro Dell Acqua mutes a silver dress to a soft gray and pairs it with shiny, satin, peep toe boots.

Chanel takes us one step further in a patent leather swimsuit accessorized with heavy pewter and black jewels.

Already have a silver dress from Spring 08? Try dipping it in paint to add a little dimension or adding a layer of black chiffon to bring the look up to date. Either way, it stays in your wardrobe through the next year!

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.