David Julien FW16: A MinimalÂ Interpretation Of The Future.
Thought-provoking. This two word statement danced across our minds duringÂ the David Julien Fall-Winter 2016 collection. Inspired by the 1988 cult classic anime film, Akira, Julien offers his very own version of a dystopian society.
When notÂ too distracted by the luster of metallic and later pink spiked crowned beauty looks, we took notice to a subdued and rather minimal aesthetic. The color pallet remained mostly blue, white and gray, with the exhilarating burst of baby pink in the midst of it all. Simple silhouettes consisting of knee length coats, work jackets, trousers, sweatshirts and hoodies added an Eastern inspired lightness. The designer payed particularly close attention to textiles as the designers used spongyÂ Japanese denims juxtaposed against the opulence of cashmere pieces.
Julien’s FW16 collectionÂ was also refreshingly functional (we were delightfully given insight that each piece was reversible, hence the cashmere coat styled backward for its runway debut.) Complimenting the models larger than life beauty looks, the designerÂ used a wavy wool technique in the knitwear, giving the knits spikes of their own, mimicking that of the model’s hair.
Whether far off in some distant reality of the future or lost in the wanderlust nostalgia of the past, it’s interesting to find that even in dystopia, knitwear and leisure inspired silhouettes still reign supreme.
See the images below for a few of our favorite looks from the David JulienÂ FW16 collection, Paris Fashion Week.