BODYBOUND SS14 Collection
Resembling something out of Ghostbusters, the SS14 collection by emerging menswear label BODYBOUND is futuristic with retro reverberations. The collection takes cues from vintage space suits and Fritz Lang’s cult film Metropolis.
Adopting a colour palette dominated by white, BODYBOUND throw in day-glow orange accenting with a shell-like rucksack and leather jacket. Colouring is engineered into knitwear in an optic fashion, transforming gradients in line with the contours of the body.
Meanwhile, an all-in-one bodysuit is put on a pedestal in the collection. Constantly reworked and deconstructed, we see it pushed and pulled, cut and re-coloured. Complete with statement pockets, zips, buckles and toggle cords, these pieces put a bold spin on utilitarianism.
Pastel-coated parkas, hooded jackets and bomber jackets hint of streetwear influences whist geometric shapes are quilted into fabrics in a vacuum-like fashion to create such pieces as a honeycomb bomber. With vacuum-packed detailing, we can’t help but think that the spaceman influence is filtered down to every technique.
BODYBOUND came on the scene in 2012 after designers Kim and Pliny were hand-plucked by Yohji Yamamoto as finalists of the esteemed Hyeres Awards. The brand uses a punk approach in their design technique to create luxury menswear with a youthful, futuristic offering.
Futuristic clothing is set to become a hot trend in the fashion world this year, with brands such as Topman Design and Mugler jumping on the bandwagon. And it doesn’t stop there; with hotly tipped sci-fi blockbusters Elysium and Gravity invading our cinema screens later this year, it seems the future is all about the futuristic.
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