COSMIC SKY :
Designers look to infinity and beyond to recreate celestial skyscapes in dazzling fabrics, drawing on metallic and holographic surfaces, as well as glittering sequin embellishment. Gabriele Colangelo interrupts an abstracted dress with blue Lurex paneling, while Cristiano Burani layers shimmering organza for a Milky Way effect. Giorgio Armani’s two-piece resembles a star-strewn sky, and Moschino’s silver and crystal applique brings to mind notions of moons and stars.
A selection of directional retailers is already adapting Cosmic Sky into product ranges. Dresses at ASOS and Helmut Lang are printed with inky cosmic clouds and atmospheric formations, as Vivienne Westwood opts for a red silk scarf. A blue and black print refreshes Urban Outfitter’s button-up shirt staple with a futuristic appeal.
SPACE AMOEBA :
Strange alien creatures undulate across designs for a surreal, organic twist on Spring/Summer styling, taking form in bold digital prints and Space Age embellishment. Christian Dior’s blazer features multicolored rings of sequins, as blown-up spiny cells surface on Rue de Mail’s monochrome top. Moncler Gamme Rouge’s optical print resembles life forms shown under a microscope, while Miu Miu’s abstract placement makes a statement in fur.
Early indicator examples of the Space Amoeba trend have already emerged in directional retail collections. ASOS patterns a peplum top with a vibrant digital print in red and purple, as Rocha. John Rocha offers a chic summery piece in white bead embellishment on black. Helmut Lang opts for a vintage-futurist twist with a retro palette, while Topshop’s socks feature surreal primary splotches.
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