This week it’s like someone has pressed a button to unleash the sequins, as new-in sections have gone all-out disco, with more feathers, glitter and lamé than in Elton John and Naomi Campbell’s wardrobes combines. There are certain brands that really come into their own come November, and manage to always put a fresh spin on going-out outfits, thinking of innovative ways to make us play dress up. For winter 2019 party dressing is more high octane than ever, with 80s iridescent mini dresses that will turn you into a human Quality Street and chainmail dresses that are designed to garner maximum impact.
There are certain designer brands that are really setting the agenda this party season—I can’t write the word party without starting with Paco Rabanne. Creative director Julien Dossena has slowly been repositioning Paco Rabanne as one of the most in-demand fashion brands. The chainmail handbags and sequin dresses are incredible works of craftsmanship, earning them a fierce following with fashion insiders—Sienna Miller is one of many who has slipped into the metal party dresses.