We NEED futurism in this country.

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)

Our definition of fashion has always been a constant change among us. Every year, we find something or are shown something new to wrap around our bodies and flaunt to others. Truly, we are a strange species, but I digress. In the 1980's we were shown new ideas as to how the future of our world would look through films like Tron or Blade Runner. A lot of us walked away from those films thinking "Hot damn I can't wait to have me some neon blue umbrellas."
From that point on, we've been mixing up technology with fashion, and some very talented designers came up with the craziest shit that I would gladly throw on my body and strut around downtown like some peacock. 
You can see these futuristic depictions influencing the way some designers are coming up with their amazing clothing ideas, or how architects are constructing beautifully intricate buildings. With a mix of technology and creativity, we've made the way we dress and the environments we live in works of art. 
 

 Lauren Bowker leads the visionary art house The Unseen.  The Unseen is a luxury design house and consultancy that integrates biological, chemical and electronic technology into fashion through materials.

 Lauren Bowker leads the visionary art house The Unseen. 
The Unseen is a luxury design house and consultancy that integrates biological, chemical and electronic technology into fashion through materials.

See that? That's what happens when you mix alchemy and fashion. This garment is embedded with ink that reacts to changes in temperature, and if that isn't one of the most amazing things ever then get out of my face. Of course you can't really buy this anywhere, but it just shows how much we're embracing the future, not just in our computers or phones, but in the way we dress and think.  Sadly, these things are not as prominent throughout the world so at best it's just a small minorities' view of the future of aesthetic design. We need more of it, like yesterday. 
 

Luckily, we're getting these things in small doses, cities are actively changing their color schemes and they're looking a hell of a lot sexier for it. Maybe it's the lighting? Maybe it's the neon? Maybe it's just the appreciation for the works of art that our buildings and cities can become in the dead of night just by changing the color of a damn street lamp. Neon noir-like buildings and areas are popping up everywhere, and it's a trend that hasn't gone unnoticed. 
I actively support these changes in our perspective of urban jungle tech noir beauty.