JULIEN MACDONALDpresented Fall Winter 2017.18collection during the ongoing LondonFashion Week. Inspired by the Metropolis movie directed by Fritz Lang, the collection emerge from a futuristic landscape in modern architectural silhouettes.
The idea of a new glamorous, alien race is created through intricate artwork devised from hand-stitched Swarovski embellishments layered with multi-faceted coloured sequins, creating a three-dimensional armor-like effect across the body in homage to surrealist artist H.R Giger. Humans and machines are linked together in a cold but beautiful biomechanical relationship seen through a colour palate of Black, Gold, Silver, Rose-Gold and Red. These strict colours can be seen through key Julien MacDonald styles such as spider knits, haute couture gowns of embroidered tulle and sharp tailoring. For Men, Tailoring is adorned with surreal gunmetal panelled embroidery, linking back to the idea of armour as a second skin, creating a hard and uber-masculine look when teamed with encrusted bomber jackets. If science fiction is the most appropriate genre to describe this collection here are clothes perfect for a party at the end of the universe. – from Julien Macdonald