Modern, sexy and exuding luxury — satin has officially taken over as the fabric of choice for summer, and we can’t think of any reason to object. Its shiny and smooth folds gives out a lustrous sheen that will help you stand out in confidence as you hit the streets on a fine sunny day. Scroll down for our 10 favourite new satin pieces to add a little shine to your wardrobe this summer.
(cover image credit: Tommy Ton)
Roger Vivier has given the casual double strap sandals an ultimate upgrade by glamming them up with a silk satin finishing, before embellishing them with lace Guipure embroidery and side buckles entirely covered in sparkling crystals. For extra comfort and practicality, the moulded insoles are made in suede, and the outsole is made from rubber.
HK$11,900 from Roger Vivier
Made in the US, this April top by Sies Marjan is crafted from rose-taupe silk-satin and features slim shoulder straps with a deep V-neckline, allowing it to artfully drape over your body. Match it with a pair of wide-leg trousers and backless loafers to achieve an understated luxe look.
HK$7,929 from Matchesfashion
Decorated with an Eastern-inspired floral jacquard, Gucci has reworked its popular Sylvie bag in a striking bottle-green satin for the summer season, trimmed with a signature navy and red Web stripe and finished off with a gold-tone metal chain with buckle closure.
HK$24,000 from Matchesfashion
To reflect its ‘unique vision of elegance, style and impeccable quality’, Gianvito Rossi has created these lace up boots using the season’s must-have satin, which features a lustrous gold hue and striking pin-thin stiletto heel for an irresistible charm.
Approx. HK$6,938 from Gianvito Rossi
Complete that desirable laid-back luxe style with Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi slippers, fashioned in Italy from a sleek royal blue silk satin. Featuring a flat sole, an open back, a branded leather insole and an elegant almond-shaped toe, these slippers are finished off with the brand’s Swarovski crystal buckle, adding instant glam to any attire.
HK$8,745 from Farfetch
The classic bomber jacket gets a luxe update with this stylish Alexis Toril piece, which features satin with contrasting striped ribbed trims and two large front patch pockets.
Approx. HK$4,289 from ModaOperandi
Donning a knife-like pointed toe for an extreme visual effect, these dramatic mules by Balenciaga feature a cutting-edge silhouette comprising a slanted kitten heel and a sharp V-shaped vamp.
HK$5,200 from Lane Crawford
Crafted in Italy, this Knot clutch by Bottega Veneta is woven with stone-blue satin using the house’s signature intrecciato technique, while its grey water-snake frame and iconic matte-gunmetal top-knot clasp offers the clutch a defining finish.
HK$9,648 from Matchesfashion
Roksanda’s modern and ultra feminine teal-green silk twill Oldridge trousers are a bold piece for summer, featuring a pink and orange bottom stripe and a fluid, wide-leg silhouette which swings with every step.
HK$5,594 from Matchesfashion
For those who prefer sneakers, these kicks by Pedro García feature glossy silk satin with rawly frayed edges, hitting just the right combination of style and comfort.
HK$3,190 from Lane Crawford