One of the Fall Winter 2012 fashion trends we’re seeing is Space Age Fashion. The Fall/Winter 2012 runway shows were full of futuristic fashion, perfect for a vacation on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, perhaps?
This season’s style is looking boldly towards the future, with shimmering metallics, boxy shoulders, moulded shapes, leather fabrics and alien-like features.
Space Age Fashion
Paco Rabanne’s Fall 2012 Ready to Wear Collection has a distinct space age theme, with lots of metallics and variations on the Brigitte Bardot 1969 mini metallic dress.
Karl Lagerfeld’s designs for Chanel’s Fall 2012 Couture collection give a nod to the future, with shades of black, gray, silver, and dusty pink. The models for Chanel’s runway shows were wearing sparkling lurex stockings and toe-capped shoes, complementing the silver running through Karl Lagerfeld’s tweeds.
Prabal Gurung’s runway models looked powerful and other-worldly wearing shiny fabrics, leather gloves, dark shades and alien-like eye makeup.
It was all business at Balenciaga’s Fall 2012 Ready to Wear Collection, which was inspired by corporate dressing. Models were all employees of “Balenciaga, Inc.”, dressed as bosses, I.T technicians, interns, creatives and even corporate spies. The techies had a sci-fi look about them, wearing paracahute-silk overalls.
Crystals ad feathers featured heavily in Chanel’s Fall 2012 Ready to Wear Collection, with models sporting embroidered eyebrows by Lesage. The shiny fabrics, large silver collars and cut-out metallic shoes made it all look like something out of a science fiction movie.
Vogue and Virgin Galactic
Meanwhile, Vogue’s humongous September Issue featured a “Space Odyssey” shoot at Virgin Galactic’s own spaceship manufacturing company in Mojave, CA.
The space age styles were carefully selected by Vogue fashion director Tonne Goodman and modelled in American Vogue by Karen Elson, with photos shot by Steven Klein. Exaggerated silhouettes, structured tailoring, chain mail, black leather, shimmery sequins and metallics all featured in the editorial.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo both appear in the magazine, and several hundred people have already booked their place in space on SpaceShipTwo. To venture into space on Virgin Galactic, it costs $200K plus a refundable deposit.
photos from Vogue and Style.com