FASHION

In the Mood for…The Future

The Future

The year 2001 has come and gone, and Stanley Kubrick‘s apocalyptic vision of space travel has yet to surface. But HAL 9000 need not to be a reality to be a style icon; fashion has already started to turn futuristic with slick hair, laser-cut and 3-D printed designs, and improbably high heels. Get ready to spring ahead with these images from W‘s archives, which offer style tips for working a Transformers suit, gravity-defying hair, or a silver visor.

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Cyborg chic works best in pairs.

“Power Play” photographed by Paolo Roversi, styled by Giovanna Battaglia; W magazine September 2012.

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A space-age, translucent rain coat elevates any futuristic look. “City Slickers,” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé; W magazine June 2012.

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Gravity-defying hair lets everyone know that you hail from another planet. “Warrior Stance,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.

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Alien head gear protects locks from the otherworldly elements. “Apocalypse Wow,” photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Sarah Richardson; W magazine March 2015.

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High collars and sleek silhouettes take a cue from Star Trek. “East of Eden,” photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2013.

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With zeroes and ones, binary code, and monochromatic white suits, 2001: A Space Odyssey is the style reference du jour. “Lost in Cyberspace,” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé; W magazine March 2014.

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The future might not be so sleek after all; bulging silhouettes and vibrant colors take off. “Living Large,” photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2012.

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And Iron Man might not be such an outlandish vision after all; robotics and cyborg-inspired looks are poised to take over. “Jason Wu’s Hugo Boss,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine July 2014.

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Really, all you need to pull off the futuristic look is a tech-inspired starry background. “Warrior Stance,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.