Julius FW 17/18: a futuristic intellectual collection
For next winter, the creator Tatsuro HORIKAWA proposes a very intellectual reflection on the culture, its evolution while affirming to have based its collection on the future.
The collection presented was strongly influenced by William Gibson’s “Neuromancer”: image of a chaotic city, a high-tech ghetto for a very underground style. The technology seems to have taken control of all senses: visual, auditory, tactile … As in Gibson’s prophecy, the collection combines culture and technology to connect the present and the near future in real time … that of the parade. This collection uses the future as a propeller while drawing inspiration from the underground culture of the 80s, this magnificent and obscene age worshiping the God of consumption … a reminder to Rem Koolhaas’s “Delirious New York”.
The collection also recalls the culture Graffiti mingled with the psychedelic, disco ending with punk. According to the creator, today’s men forget the different stages of evolution of what makes their culture and is now moving towards the principle of “Signularity”: technological singularity. “That’s why I’m forward-looking, why this collection is forward-looking. Technology, hybrid species of nostalgia, neurotic collection turned towards the future. “Explained the creator.
It is a very underground collection that has so parade, with clothing definitely sportswear and volumes rather oversized. The tracksuit has been reinvented and is associated with more velvet pieces, the flagship of the season. The futuristic white becomes dark black, the whole enhanced with pieces of colors: red, blue, pink, khaki … tints always deep and captivating.
Some pieces with futuristic volumes recall the costumes of cosmonauts.
The sweats with the inscription 1984 are a reference to the date of publication of “Neuromancer” and also reminds the utopia of Georges Orwell … a decidedly intellectual parade calling on our culture to really understand it …