Vintage-inspired metal mesh is having a serious comeback thanks primarily to Paco Rabanne. The brand has heralded the material as the perfect combination of fabric and hardware, with its ability to beautifully hug the body while still maintaining its cool metal appearance.
Last night’s Tom Ford Fall 2019 runway show was yet another indication of the staying power of this vintage Seventies metallic fabric. The models marched down the runway with metal mesh scarves tied in a noose style. The scarves reflected the fashion show lights, adding an additional texture to the outfits.
Perhaps one of the only issues with metallic mesh is the fact that it is best suited for evening. This isn’t the case with metallic mesh watch straps, otherwise known as Milanese straps. These pieces still work their magic by reflecting light, in addition to hugging the wrist elegantly, straddling the definition of watch strap and bracelet. Add to that the fact that they are so lightweight, and you can see why they have become firm favorites of many watch brands. Check out some of our favorites.