Metropolis: Edge of summer

Whether at a race meet or a wedding this summer, make a strong fashion statement with a stunning headpiece, writes Lisa Brady.

25th May, 2014
Leather top, Alice and Olivia at Harvey Nichols €520; pearl necklace worn as headpiece, Coast €36.

Summer is just kicking in, and already you may be wilting at the seasonal saturation of florals and pastels. But fear not, there's an edgier side to style that will put cutesy trends in the shade. Statement luxury may traditionally be synonymous with autumn/winter, but in fact is at the heart of high fashion right now.

On the catwalk for SS14, sequinned dresses and jumpsuits made a statement at Givenchy; Alber Elbaz made use...

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