The Blade Runner Effect

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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Let us know your thoughts on Blade Runner 2049 in the comments!

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Ruth MacGilp, 20, UK. Fashion Communication Student and Fashion Blogger.
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