(Image from nymag.com. All credit due)
I don’t like the term retro-Futurism, but it is at this point in time, as far as a descriptive term, an elucidative description of the conceptual art from the 1970s and 1980s which envisioned futurist styles. Please refer to: The aesthetics of virtual futures – Opening Ceremony. Winter 2017 for their New York Fashion week show which was heavy inspired by concept artist Syd Mead.
Milan fashion week has now finished and there was a lot of stand out collections, but Emilio Pucci ready-to-wear styles for Fall 2016 holds a striking similarity to Opening Ceremony’s New York 2016 show. Very slick, wool blend styles, with an ode to 1920s modernism (art), rather, once again more of a homage to the retro-Futurism design with it’s representative colors such as the quintessential burnt orange, blacks, stylized stripes as a uniformed aesthetic, jump suits and tights. Also note the camouflage inspired salient prints.
Emilio Pucci has projected for Fall/Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear a very distinct collection.
For anyone interested in Syd Mead’s art and design, which was so distinct in developing colors and styles to match possible futures. Please refer to the video below.