Shamanism Meets Paris Fashion Week at the JULIUS 2016 Spring/Summer Show

Designer Tatsuo Horikawa’s neo-street tribalism shakes the status quo in Paris.

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Known for its streamlined tech goth aesthetic, Tatsuro Horikawa’s JULIUS label struck out in a new direction with its investigation this season into the ritualistic garbs of shamans the world over. Titled [sefiroth;], this fashion show marked the first collaboration between Horikawa and British art director Harris Elliot, who helped the Japanese designer transform the catwalk into a dramatic stage for a pseudo-pagan ceremony. With this season’s designs inspired by the Kabbalah and Horikawa’s own travels, the spellbound audience watched an assortment of long, flowing designs that utilized distressed fabrics and asymmetric construction for a collection that riffed off tribalistic and dystopian themes simultaneously.

The JULIUS Spring/Summer 2016 collection is now available in select retailers internationally, including ISETAN, Selfridges, and I.T.

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