The futuristic feel in fashion is not just about breaking the style barrier. It’s escapism extending an intergalactic reach: In space, no one can hear you scream about economic exigencies, cultural clashes and mortal maladies.
Take in the unnatural wonders of the holographic and skin mix heels from Raf Simons’ confident ready-to-wear debut for Dior:
With your feet on the ground and your head way above the clouds, go vampy—and Venusian—with peeks of skin and slick iridescence.
Burberry’s cues from Stanley Kubrick signaled spring’s space race. The ladylike ruching of a trench into a classic dress form is also a suggestive spin on the billow pleats and punched-up palette of the iconic spacesuit worn by Keir Dullea in the halls with HAL in Kubrick’s film based on Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey:
Reflect on the swinging Sixties and the year 2001 with silver as a neutral on graphic cutout boots and the saturated luster of pop finishing touches.
clockwise, l-r: BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON ANKLE BOOTS, $325.00, Saks Fifth Ave; B BRIAN ATWOOD LIESE METALLIC BOOTS, $350.00, Saks Fifth Ave; KATE SPADE NEW YORK SUNNY HILLS, $124.99, Zappos.com; XHILARATION ORANGE WRISTLET, $16.99, Target.com
Blast off with the best of sci fi style in our exclusive upcoming Out of This World product guide for more intergalactic glamour.