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.
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.”
This idea was clearly explored by the designer of Devota & Lomba for fall/ winter 2018-19. The futuristic designs presented this season had a singular cut and style that fit a simple equation of uniformity, free of excessive embellishments, with futurism roots from the 1930s.