One of the most interesting ways designers can flex their creative muscle is by inventing fashions that might be worn in the future. Envisioning what our world – or perhaps another world – might look like in a time that has not yet come to pass is a task of limitless possibility.
In a 2014 interview with the New York Times, Her’s costume designer Casey Storm explained that imagining sartorial futurism can be as simple as subtraction: “I’m realizing this retroactively. What a lot of futuristic films do and we didn’t, is add things. No epaulets, badges, materials, textures.”
“Keep it simple” should have been the modo of the Devota & Lomba fall/ winter 2018-19 collection. The futuristic designs presented had a singular cut and style that fit a simple equation of uniformity with futurism roots from the 1930s.