Sparkle and Shine on the Runway

From sparkly separates to metallic pantsuits, a little shine went a long way on the spring runways.

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Similarly, a spring green shade popped up on UK-darling Matthew Williamson's runway, this time on crinkled silk cocktail dresses.
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From sparkly separates to metallic pantsuits, a little shine went a long way on the spring runways. At Thakoon, icy-blue pencil skirts gave breezy spring separates a techie edge.
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Alexander Wang was also feeling the foil-effect for spring, and executed his sporty zip-up jackets in a minty green hue.
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Similarly, a spring green shade popped up on UK-darling Matthew Williamson's runway, this time on crinkled silk cocktail dresses.
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Silver foil skirts and separates at Rag & Bone were meant to evoke aviation suits and technical military materials.
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Armani's dramatic couture presentation included architectural Space Age ensembles that seemed to be constructed from shiny strips of metal.
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The sisters Mulleavy anchored their entire spring collection in swathes of texturized gold silk.
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By far our favorite shiny ensembles of the season were also the most simple. At Ports 1961, floor-sweeping evening gowns had a soft, pearly glow.
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Ditto Chanel's most recent couture collection, which included tough linen fabrics treated to reflect a soft champagne sparkle.
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Pantsuits are a must-have ensemble of the spring season, but we're eve more enamored of the look when it's rendered in shiny navy blue like this suit by Preen.
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Marc Jacobs' groovy take on the short suit included floral ruffle collars and extra-shiny satin.
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If shiny isn't so much your thing, it's tough to resist some of the trend's sparkly counterparts. At Phillip Lim, sequin and crystal embellishments appeared on sleeves, hemlines and bodices.
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Enormous gold pailettes were dripping from all of Sonia Rykiel's silky spring jumpsuits.
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One of our favorite bejeweled ensembles of the season was undoubtedly Louis Vuitton's heavily embellished pantsuit, dotted with tiny gold tassels and a warm rose-gold sheen.
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Naeem Khan is nothing if not a sparkle expert, and his swinging 60's collection featured a wide array of jewel-encrusted cocktail dresses.
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Enormous leather-covered stones at Lanvin gave the collection some sparkle, but also a sense of geometry and texture.
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