They’re round, plastic and very small. And, they get me every time. Sequins. I try my best to ignore them, but the allure is too hard to resist. It has almost become a ritual: first the deep sigh and then the touch. Next, I step closer, run my hand over the little sparklers, ruffling them in the opposite direction to the way they naturally lie. I just have to.
My ability to spot a sequin and fall in love with all its glimmering beauty is a weakness I’ve learnt to accept. They’re frowned upon by some and adored by others but at the end of the day the love of all that glitters is a very personal thing.
The fashion world, thankfully, loves a good sequin too, so I’m not alone in this little obsession. Is it really necessary to have skirts, tops, t-shirts, shoes and bags decorated with these tiny circles of joy? Oh yes! And there is no reason to limit sequins exclusively to nights out. Boldly wear them in the day too – on a t-shirt or a pair of shoes?
The new Pre-Fall 2018 collections seem to indicate that the path to sequins is bright and shiny – and wearing them in daylight is perfectly fine. From Gucci to Chanel, with different colours and textures, there is no easier way to shine and feel happy.
Designers from left to right: Gucci; Chanel; Sachin & Babi; Narciso Rodriguez; Prabal Gurung; Paco Rabanne; Sportmax; Alice & Olivia; Sachin & Babi