In 2012, there were hints of the holographic trend on the runway and it was forecast to be hot for 2013. Proenza Schouler, Sigerson Morrison, Hussein Chalayan and Bluemarine were some of the first designers who pushed the holographic envelope. Since then, however, many designers have taken this trend to new heights. Designers such as Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Jonathan Saunders, LANVIN, Stella McCartney, Cynthia Rowley, Burberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gosia Baczynska, and 3.1 Phillip Lim have incorporated this trend into their collections.
Designers toyed with this trend in a way that makes it cutting edge, futuristic, and exceptionally exciting. From subtle hints of iridescence and luminosity to an all-over hologram, it encourages the savvy shopper to be a little more daring and adventurous when selecting apparel, accessories, or shoes that feature this look.
When I first came across this trend, I was cautious because I was unsure whether or not I could pull off this look; however, now, it is a trend I want to indulge. I have become completely obsessed with this look and I am continually looking for new ways to wear it. This holographic movement is present at every price point. Whether you are looking to splurge on must have pieces or find something more budget friendly, there are many options and brands for you.
The Kalmar Rope Sandal by Jimmy Choo with a touch of hologram black snake skin are to die for. They are brand embossed on the insole, have a rear zip fastening, a high stiletto heel, and rope straps in the front. One of my favorite sites, Farfetch.com had these featured. They are priced at $1098.
Another shoe that will have you at hello is created by Sophia Webster. The ‘Leah’ Mixed-media Colorblock Slingback sandal has a pop of neon trim and that is inlaid with holographic vinyl material where the bow rests. For $460, these are a splurge you could definitely live with. These were featured on and can be purchased at bergdorfgoodman.com.
In terms of apparel, Antipodium created a gorgeous midi skirt that has a holographic overlay. At ASOS.com, this skirt, which retails for $353, is one of my top picks. It is made of a poly-blend fabric and has a belted high waist, a knife pleat design, and goes holographic all the way.
Antipodium was founded in 2006 as a capsule collection for the London. The Australian designer, Geoffrey J. Finch, is the current visionary behind the brand. It is a brand that often coacts with artists and creative minds with each collection launch. It features a mix of androgynous tailoring and kooky prints along with dresses and skirts ranging from midi to mini lengths.
Originally priced at $795, this Iridescent Leather Front Sweater by Milly, is found on the virtual sale rack and currently retailing for $398 on Millyny.com. (However, after a little digging, I found this sweater on SHOPBOP.COM retailing for $238.50) This was from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. The trim is 100% Lambskin and the fabric is of a ribbed fine knit. This was one of the purchases I am completely ready to wear with a skirt or a skinny black ankle pant.
If you are into holographic sequins, look no further. The Nookie Galactica Mini Skirt was priced at $189, but can be purchased now for $106 on the revolveclothing.com. It is comprised of a poly-spandex blend, is fully lined, and is sequined throughout. The look was paired with a sequined top on the website, however, if you are worried about overdosing on sequins pair this with a white top to make the look a bit more casual. To finish off the look, wear a strappy heel, sandal, or flat that is simple, leaving the skirt as the focus.
Whether you are in search of a holographic lace-up oxford shoe, an iridescent mini dress, or a prismatic clutch, remember there are limitless options of this trend surfacing throughout the industry. Do your research and delve into finding your own version of this look. Be bold, be daring, and be fashion forward. It is forward thinking that takes our wardrobe to the next level.