The Blade Runner Effect

| Blade Runner 2049 has become a fashion influence without even meaning to. The sci fi movie is guaranteed to be inspo for future designer collections.


Blade Runner 2049 has officially launched and already blown our minds. From the Oriental influence and stripper-chic to the classic Blade Runner rainwear, from the clean and clinical robotic corporate looks to the bleak, rugged, nonchalant attire, the new dystopian sci-fi blockbuster is sure to influence fashion for decades to come, just like its legendary predecessor.

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To mark the occasion, I rewatched the original movie and have been sprawling the archives for collections inspired by Deckards’s crew, and my search went beyond simply this year’s Raf Simons Peter Saville-injected offering shown in New York’s Chinatown. Here, we look back over the most showstopping Blade Runner-influenced collections in fashion history…

Raf Simons Menswear SS18

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Givenchy by Alexander McQueen AW98

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Yohji Yamamoto AW17

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Gareth Pugh AW17

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Jean Paul Gaultier AW09

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