Julius Spring Summer 2016 Runway
Tatsuro Horikawa explored spirituality and tribalism in his latest menswear collection for Julius. The SS16 collection that opened with a performance of 3 models doing ritualistic body painting explores Horikawa’s softer side. While previous collections–titled “Sphere” and “Prism” respectively– explored inspirations of the physical world this collection “Sefiroth” delves into the metaphysical marking a departure from the running theme in Horikawa’s past few collections. With softer draped pieces, less graphic lines and the addition of purples and grays into the color palette, this latest evolution brings a whole new dimension to the brand without losing any of the edge that it is known for. The collection may have had a touch of the ancient with tribal face paint, gnarled branches as accessories and flowing tunics but the thumping music that vibrated throughout the Convent de Cordeliers was a definite reminder that these are clothes for the modern world.
*Photos by Matthew Reeves for Gallery Aesthete