In the world of fashion, everyone dresses like cyborgs and pleasure models. Unfortunately, the robots of the catwalk rarely prance down and march through our streets, and I remain stuck in a world of sweltering hogs flabbily crammed into blue jeans. But as implausible and impractical as fashion might be, I still can’t get enough of scifi-themed clothing like this set of C-3PO leggings by French designer Nicolas Ghesquière of the house of Balenciaga.
"I was thinking of robotic articulation. Car parts. Droids. A boyish silhouette…" said Nicolas Ghesquière before he was dragged off to sort out a last-minute glitch. Moments later, his incredible futuristic vision was out of the gate: elongated black jackets with a double-layered shoulder line; cyber-goddess dresses jigsawed from patent leather; space-crew shirts with high white collars.
Better yet? He’s done Stormtrooper and T-800 leggings as well.Read More