My experience with fashion trends has felt like we’ve all been taken on a wild rollercoaster, that includes futuristic fashion trends. Over the last year, fashion designers have taken inspiration from every corner of the world; from nature’s rawness, animal instincts, throwback trends and the latest? Totally out of this world.
To round up 2018 we’re on a journey to discover the futuristic fashion trend where every-day pieces have been injected with glossy fabrics, star-studded detailing and extra-terrestrial prints. As millennials look towards futuristic clothing they recognize that there is no longer place for gender in fashion, so everyone take note, scroll to find out how you can get on board with the trend.
Hardly surprising, right? What futuristic clothing trend wouldn’t over indulge in metallics? Although Fall prints trends are typically centered around the magical change in seasons and explosion of Autumnal colors, the futuristic fashion trend is all about glossy fabrics, polished materials, and foil metallics.
All in the details: Sequins
A dazzling reflection of the stary sky, futuristic clothing embraces the galactic inspiration and sequin detailing is spotted on fashion of today.
- Luisaviaroma$133.00Karl Lagerfeld
Sequined Techno Skirt6A 8A 10A 12A 14A 16AMore details
- The Modist$460.00Ganni
Balloon Sleeve Nasa Print Sequin Top34 36 38 40 42More details
Belted dress34More details
GG sequined track jacketXS S M LMore details
- MyTheresa$1,451.00TEMPERLEY LONDON
Sequinned tulle gownUS 2 US 4 US 6 US 8 US 10 US 12More details
- 24S$650.00Jimmy choo
Rav 65 mules38 39 39.5 41More details
Sequined midi skirtUS 0 US 2 US 4 US 6 US 8 US 10More details
$823.00MM6 MAISON MARGIELA
Sequin TS LMore details
- Saks Fifth Avenue$710.00LAURENCE DACADE
Women's Vanessa Sequined Leather Kitten-Heel Ankle Boots - - Size 35 (5)35 (5) 35.5 (5.5) 36 (6) 36.5 (6.5) 37 (7) 37.5 (7.5) 38 (8) 38.5 (8.5) 39 (9) 40 (10) 40.5 (10.5) 41 (11)More details
- Selfridges & Co$980.00Saint Laurent
Opyum glittered courtsEUR 38/5 UK WOMEN EUR 39 EUR 40More details
- Saks Fifth Avenue$298.00Parker
Women's Guayana Metallic Mini Dress - - Size 88 10 12More details
Lets not forget that we're heading into a winter wonderland which means it's time to bring out all your favorite coats and jackets. With futuristic clothing in mind, these are the trends to watch out for
- Puffer jackets will be the most popular style this season.
- Electric colored parkas – oversized.
- Transparent plastic jackets
- Scientific Trench Coats
- Nordstrom$575.00Harley Viera-Newton
Women's Jen Cheetah Print Translucent Trench RaincoatS M L XMore details
- Farfetch$2,689.00Philipp Plein
Statement biker jacketXS S M L XLMore details
- Farfetch$425.00Proenza Schouler
PSWL Transparent RaincoatXS/S M/LMore details
- Nordstrom$645.00HUGO BOSS
Women's Checkinada Glen Check Stretch Cotton Blend Trench Coat2 4 6 8 12 14More details
- Farfetch$455.00TALBOT RUNHOF
Perforated mesh ponchoOne SizeMore details
Draped VOne SizeMore details
Oversized puffer jacket in checkXS S M LMore details
Collared flared skirt windbreaker38 40 42More details
Lonnie sequin bomber jacketXS S M L XLMore details
Sequin trench coatS MMore details
- Farfetch$792.00Viktor & Rolf
Amsterdam embroidered mesh jacketXS/S M/LMore details
- 24S$555.00Étoile Isabel Marant
Kristen coat34 36 38 40More details
Not all explorers wear capes.
This season we're adding an extra level of drama by exchanging a traditional coat and sleeves for something you can float through life wearing - all part of the deconstructed influences you can see dotted around the trend.
The season’s print: Snake Print
If an extraterrestrial trend was to take inspiration from nature what better animal than the prehistoric? The snake print trend which has creeped into popularity pefectly suits the futuristic clothing and colors of this seasons trend.
Despite snake prints being popular in AW18, you can't get away from geometric patterns and prints when exploring a futuristic trends. Triangular jewelry, crop circle embroidery and quirky shapes are an easy way to tap into the trend.
Amongst these quirky dresses watch out for these popular styles
- Sequin dresses
- Plunging necklines
- Cold-shoulder trend - yep, it's back baby.
Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.
The materials to discover for this trend are structured vinyls and plastics. Transparency is key and clear plastic rainmacs are way to maximise showing off your outfit.
The Art of Extreme layering
It obviously couldn't have emerged at a better time, layering is one of the keys of success to enjoying the cooler seasons. This year, designers have taken layering to the extreme as oversized pieces are paired with deconstructed under-layers. You've all seen the Balenciaga/Joey meme for inspiration whether you carefully color-coordinate every piece or throw on a mish-mash of items, all is fair in love and war.
Obviously, as we move into cooler months boots become a popular choice of footwear. In particular, metallic shiney pairs and white boots (clinging onto the 80's) are trendy choices. Additionally, sneakers are going to continue to be first pick for many of us, so check out the velro-strap styles, sock sneakers and chunky sneakers - specifically, what is Gucci up to with the Flashtrek sneakers?!
- Luisaviaroma$448.00Moon Boot
50mm Leather & Sequined Snow Boots35 37More details
- Nordstrom$214.95Jeffrey Campbell
Women's Advik Metallic Over The Knee Boot5 M 5.5 M 6 M 6.5 M 7 M 7.5 M 8 M 8.5 M 9 M 9.5 M 11 MMore details
Leather moon boots35 35.5 36 36.5 37 38 38.5 39 40More details
- Nordstrom$109.95Badgley Mischka
Women's Riley Glitter Pump5 M 5.5 M 6 M 6.5 M 7 M 7.5 M 8 M 8.5 M 9 M 9.5 M 10 M 11 MMore details
Flashtrek sneakers with removable crystals34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5More details
Ankle boots36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40More details
- Farfetch$167.00Moon Boot
Ankle snow boots38 41More details
- 24S$855.00Miu Miu
Neon sock sneakers36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 41More details
- 24S$1,355.00Maison Margiela
Retro Fit sneakers36 37 38 41More details
Speed trainers39 40 41 42 44 45More details
Zoom 2K trainers6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5More details
Vibe trainers36 37 38 41More details
- 24S$790.00Miu Miu
Embossed leather trainers36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 41More details
- Farfetch$895.00Maison Margiela
Platform sneakers35 35.5 36 36.5 37 38 39 40 41More details
Can you see yourselve embracing the futuristic fashion trend? Or simply embracing elements from the beyond and incorporating them into today? This trend requires creativity and an open mind but is sure to make a statement. Browse the whole collection of our Furustic fashion pieces for some more inspriation.