Calvin Klein Pre-fall 09′, Balenciaga Spring 09′, Anne-Valerie Hash Spring 09′
The last time futurism hit fashion in full swing was back in Spring 07′, when brands like Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga and MaxMara interpreted modernity with sleek structural silhouettes and futuristic Greek draping (read: shiny metallic foil). The look was really strong back then, one would always think of technology and engineering when touching the topic of fashion in future.
Fast forward to Spring 09′, things are going a little sci-fi. For younger designers, namely Louise Goldin, she “spent hours in scientific libraries researching data and being inspired by graphs, statistics, and high-tech fabrics developed for medicine” to churn out her Spring 09′ collection. On the other hand big names like Nicolas Ghesquiere experimented with light and reflection for Balenciaga. Do we need more hints? Body science is obviously the new ‘it’ elements in futuristic fashion. It has moved from the technology to space logic. The look is more astronautic than robo-matic and far more mellow than the hardcore constructions of mixed metallics. Though its wearability is debatable (who goes out looking like an astronaut on mission?), this look has definitely sparked new interest in the forward thinking community of avant gardians.