For Autumn Winter ’18 Kate Sylvester presents Electric Dreams, a homage to neo-noir classic ‘Blade Runner’. Kate Sylvester’s gang of replicants personify Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi future where a dark and brooding Los Angeles is alight with a neon glow.

Inspired by Blade Runner’s ‘80s futurism, electric colour sits alongside tough neutrals of khaki, nude and moody blue. 1940s silhouettes pay tribute to the femme fatale with neat waists and strong shoulders. Stockings peek out from waistbands to reveal a band of bold colour and ankle boots pop in optic white and red.

Blade Runner Deckard’s utilitarian outerwear serves as inspiration for Kate’s beloved menswear shapes. Boxy leatherette bomber jackets in blue smoke and a military khaki hug the neck and an oversized check trench is cinched in at the waist with a feature d-ring belt.

A billowing oriental print in vibrant red nods to Bladerunner’s Eastern influence, and a romantic blue Chinoiserie silk is toughened up with a striking leather corset belt. Science fiction maribou trims tickle up the neck on fur scarves and line the cuffs and hems of silk dresses. Suiting is elevated in a galactic silver lurex dress and sharp two-piece with a glinting gold button.

The replicant Rachel is celebrated, wrapped in a luxe husky fur coat with an enveloping collar and a high-frequency lace strapless dress. Injections of luxe velvet in bright green and cobalt blue and a scale like lashes sequin is extra-terrestrial, glittering in the dark.

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