Every designer is about to get on the bandwagon with this trend. These lustrous outfits do seem impossible to pull off, but when in doubt of a trend, blend in a timeless accessory like Tory Burch’s new Iridescent clutch to capture the feel. Other than that, if you are interested in wearing a dress with a futuristic flair that will make a major impact, try Cynthia Rowley’s holographic dress or a Shiny A-line skirt from TopShop. Even male designers have picked up the look—just check out Thom Browne’s Men’s RTW Spring 2015 collection.
There is nothing original about wearing a light reflective metallic, iridescent or futuristic outfit. We have seen it in “The Fifth element,” Luc Besson’s colorful post- apocalyptic film that features a cab driver that is catapulted into becoming a central figure in hunting down a cosmic weapon to keep evil at bay. We have seen it in “The Hunger Games” with the residents of The Capitol, a technologically advanced Utopian City that thrives on having a sense of style. From Lanvin to Marc jacobs, most designers are playing with structure and iridescence to create our future apparel.
Thom browne used the game of “Tron” as inspiration for his Spring line. The Sci-Fi classic by Steven Lisberger allowed Browne to envision male models with clear-faced masks that glowed in the dark, along with neon-coated nails and structured blazers and suits. The jackets hosted heavy padding, madras plaids, embroidered seersuckers and imperial silk jacquards bearing a combative theme.
With flying drone’s about ready to deliver your food and human-like robots to clean your house coming soon, I’m afraid the lifestyle of the famous cartoon, “ The Jetsons,” might soon be in our radar.