Photography by Jason Kim / Styling by Brent Austin Coover
The return of Blade Runner and a new Star Wars episode in the making are clear signs: Sci-fi in its most extravagant 20th-century expression is back. A wave of retro-futurism radiated the recent collections of Burberry Prorsum, Lanvin, and Versace, resulting in a display of metallic fabrics in every color of the spectrum. With a lightness reminiscent of Pierre Cardin’s visionary designs from the ’60s, classic tailoring adorned with lamé and Lurex is injecting 2013 with a breath of fresh cosmic air, and the high street is catching on.
From left: button-down shirt by Versace, $595; trench coat, $1,585, and jeans, $745, by Maison Martin Margiela; lace-up shoes by Acne, price available upon request; button-down shirt, $595, trench coat, $3,295, and leather jeans, $2,195, by Burberry Prorsum; boots by Roberto Cavalli, $620; button-down shirt by H&M, $49.95; suit by Lanvin, $4,950.