Images from the show:
These images from the show made me think of the graphic, nature and space inspired prints that I've seen on garments, as well as the use of metallics in fashion.
Christopher Kane Galaxy print
Andrea Chaves shoes
Alexander McQueen clutch
Jeffrey Campbell shoes
After taking History of Design this past semester, I learned and was interested in the postmodernism/pop movement. The use of space imagery during this period was very popular due to the space race, and in America primarily after their success in reaching the moon. Space imagery was mainly seen in the shapes and literal interpretations found in product, fashion, and interior design.
Eero Aarnio's ball chair
Pierre Cardin's "Space Age Fashion"
Joe Colombo's Rotoliving System
Now that technology and media are much more advanced than they were 40 some years ago, space imagery and high-tech looking metallic surfaces can be made more sleek and less literal to the point of tackyness.
For my final trend forecast in Trend Spotting class, I focused on the illusion that metallics and the use of space (not outer) can create. I think that this relates, and as outer space imagery was futuristic in the 1970s, avant-garde looking silhouettes and advanced technology are quite futuristic for our age now.
If Jim Hodges type artwork, subtle influences from the past, and optimism for the future have anything to do with what is to come as far as silhouettes and prints are concerned, I think that we'll be seeing more garments such as these:
Lady Gaga's space orbit dress (maybe a little less literal)
Elohim by Sabrina Goh
Hussein Chalayan Bubble Dress