Metallics shine on spring 2019 runways

Is silver a color? How about gold or copper? According to Pantone, a company and color-matching system used across industries, there are 200 metallic colors. Pantone just released their Metallic Shimmers collection, which includes lustrous shades you are sure to see next spring in clothing, footwear, housewares, even electronics.

The Spring 2019 ready-to-wear runways featured a wide range of metallic looks. Here are a few highlights:

This arresting silver, fringed tunic combines movement with sparkle, making it truly unforgettable. Photo: Monica Feudi
Rather than an all-over metallic look, a single accent piece may be more your style. This 1960s-inspired gold brocade jacket adds an unexpected element to an otherwise casual ensemble from Michael Kors.
Metallics come in more shades than just gold, silver and bronze. Imagine any color in the rainbow—like bubble gum pink—then add lustre and a little sparkle, as seen in this upbeat number by Michael Kors.
The details on this stunning purple velvet dress by Ralph Lauren harken back to 18th century military uniforms that featured fine embroidery done with gold thread. Photo: Yannis Vlamos
Of course men can wear metallics too. Here a knock-out silver blazer by Givenchy. Which male stars will we see wearing this look on the red carpet next year? Photo: Monica Feudi.