In some sort of cosmic coincidence, designers decided this season that they were in the mood to flee earth. Wonder why? Even before the election of Donald J. Trump, there was an air of global unease that designers channeled into collections with apocalyptic motifs, (see Gucci, Jeremy Scott), sci-fi references (Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane), and fantasies of escape. The interest in all things astronautical began, surprisingly, during New York Fashion Week Men’s, when both Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye turned up at a show, and culminated literally with a bang at Karl Lagerfeld’s glorious Space Age Chanel collection. So, blast off into the Fall 2017 collections with this trippy illustrated adventure into fashion’s final frontier.
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