Traditional tribe is the best way to describe Tatsuro Horikawa’s SS ’16 menswear collection for Julius. The show started with an African tribe ritual followed by models sporting billowing robes and jumpsuits in a monochromatic color palette – beginning with white garments and ending with black (with some hints of beige, grey, and forest green). There was an overall war-like atmosphere as male-models stomped down the runway with a hunting look in their eye. The accessories added to their aggressive tribal ambiance with war paint, feathered crowns, heavy boot platforms and crudely-chopped pieces of wood hanging over their shoulders. The silhouettes were abstract and heavily layered in vests, trousers, and elongated tanks. Fabrics were sometimes transparent and consisted of light linen material and cotton with accents of leather, shown on jackets and jewelry wristbands. Not your average ancient tribe, but Tatsuro managed to complement and represent African ethnicity with a modern approach.
For more Paris Men’s Fashion week, read about the Dries Van Noten show.