Mesh liquefied the collection and lanced punctured ripples out from high retro. Equally so, the highly futuristic fabric slinked down the runway with a lizard-like glaze that carried its own heartbeat.
High necks, taught skirts and trench coats slipped the collection’s depth like a meshed out dark fiction micro-moment. The textile’s laser cut perforations brought in a controlled roughness while the printed pattern naturalized it like a mineral foil. Soft tech mesh has a way with nostalgia, especially when intercepted by a hand in the archive to reminisce the mesh-y and see through numbers that walked through the 60s. This is where Dior’s mix of retro and future sashay across the collection’s vinyl thigh-high boots. The truest blast from the past merged the mesh’s insatiably swathed natural tones with the collection’s ode to vintage through tweed and neon colour pop. Psychedelia swapped a swirl for a mesh coating and Raf Simons’ fantasy has locked in a moment that unanimously dreamt yesterday and dove into tomorrow.