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Escapism Through Futurism

The correlation between recessions and galactic fantasies

Implications - In the 1930s, futurists drew up space-inspired fashion and designs at the height of the Great Depression. The second major glimpse at galactic couture happened during the 1980s recession. Futuristic fashion is once again on the rise as people are looking toward a brighter tomorrow.
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Gigantic Galactic Necklaces
Gigantic Galactic Necklaces
Avant-Garde Chunky Metal And Gem Jewelry for Lanvin 2009
The austere forties-inspired Lanvin Fall 2009 collection was punched up with stunning over-sized necklaces pieces. The chunky multi-toned metal jewelery was detailed with gigantic gemstones and massive… MORE
Space Glam
Space Glam
John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Is Perfect For Galactic Gypsies
The John Galliano Fall 2009 show was rich in pieces that would have been suitable for opulence-loving gypsies from a few centuries ago. John Galliano's Paris fashion week Fall 2009 show also had an outerspace… MORE
Space-Age Beehive Fashion
Space-Age Beehive Fashion
The Puffy Down Jacket Goes Futuristic for Fall 2009 RTW
The puffy down jacket has never looked as futuristic as it did on the Junya Watanabe runway in Paris. Many of the coats resembled beehives in their ringed and flared shiny black quilted material. Paired… MORE
Galactic Body Armor
Galactic Body Armor
Protective Fashion Garb in Highlights Magazine's 'Armour Karma'
In the bellicose times we live in, it seems only appropriate that we should dress in protective but absolutely chic body armor. But if the armor doesn’t work for you, there are also quilted and over-sized,… MORE
Space Gladiator Fashion
Space Gladiator Fashion
Galactic Goth Suits and Makeup at Louise Gold Fall 2009 Show
From linebacker shoulders to galactic warrior fashion, Louise Goldin sure knows how to create statement pieces. Her Fall 2009 collection was all black and charcoal, pants and leggings were skin tight… MORE
Chess Piece Couture
Chess Piece Couture
Tilda Swinton Turns a Futuristic Eye to Craig McDean in AnOther Magazine
British actress Tilda Swinton covers the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of AnOther Magazine and stars in an exquisite editorial that celebrates the future of British couture. Shot by photographer Craig McDean,… MORE
Aerodynamic Futuristic Fashion
Aerodynamic Futuristic Fashion
Craig McDean Takes You Through A 'Timewarp' in W Magazine
On the heels of his extraordinary ‘future of British couture’ spread with Tilda Swinton in AnOther Magazine, famed photographer Craig McDean explores the future of fashion in the new March 2009 issue of… MORE
Galactic iPod Wallets
Galactic iPod Wallets
The Silver Krusell Apple Ipod Nano Music Remix Case
The Krusell Apple iPod Nano Music Remix Case with Multidapt is a fashionable and trendy way to carry around your iPod -- it even comes in futuristic silver. The cases, which come in various colors and… MORE

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