From rockets on the runway at Chanel to aliens headlining Gucci’s campaign, the fall/winter 2017 runways are awash with science fiction references designed to take you to another sartorial dimension. And, what better series to reference than Star Trek? Fittingly, its latest incarnation, Star Trek: Discovery, premieres on Netflix on September 25, featuring a new ship and new crew, including the likes of Michelle Yeoh.
Alessandro Michele was so inspired by 1950s and 1960s sci-fi as to reference Star Trek directly in his campaign. Shot by Glen Luchford, the series was like an an intergalactic convention of the most stylish aliens, robots, humanoids and dinosaurs.
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Teleporting in the #GucciFW17 campaign by @_glen_luchford, featuring men’s looks: a wrinkled corduroy blouson, acetate shirt, mohair shorts and low-tops in lurex GG fabric, with an oversized wool check coat, damier pants, striped wool leggings, briefcase with tiger appliqué, GG knitted socks and patent sneaker, and a crêpe wool silk Heritage jacket with contrast Web stripe detail. #gucciandbeyond @startrek Star Trek elements courtesy of CBS TM & © 2017 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are properties owned by
CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photography: @_glen_luchford Creative director: #AlessandroMichele Art director: @christophersimmonds
The collection featured looks inspired by the uniforms of the Starfleet officers in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Chanel’s collection featured a space rocket, spaceship prints, silver suits, sparkling boots, astro-themed bags and futuristic elements galore.
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At Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello’s vision was equal parts ’60s space-age meets ’80s disco.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s homage to blue at Dior included jumpsuits that would fit right into the Starship Academy.
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Nicolas Ghesquière has long been inspired by the world of sci-fi—his fall/winter collection for Louis Vuitton was a case in point with sculptural silhouettes and tech fabrics.