Julius makes a bold anti-fashion statement for Fall Winter 2010-11, his dressed-down, post-apocalyptic vision of masculinity subverted through the use of bondage inspired details. Leather straight jackets physically restrain the wearer, a tight chest strap emphasizing the conceit, whilst failing wrap-over coats are bound at the waist and across the chest, accessorized with detachable leather sleeve that extends almost to the finger-tips.
Sharp silhouettes, created through tight zip-up leather jackets and skinny trousers are updated with bulky utility belts, leather straps wrapped tightly around calves, or hanging from low-slung waistbands. The same motifs reappear elsewhere in the collection, worn under raw-edge blazers, with exaggerated obi-style belts that create high-waist trousers.
Encapsulating the vagrant possibilities of Cormac McCarthy’s Road, and Kurt Cobain’s somewhat ramshackle approach to styling, Julius captures a new mood in menswear. This is combat wear worthy of a concrete jungle, providing introspective protection against a myriad of emotional elements.
Boys, take note, and use your outerwear to protect your state of mind.