• Text Lisa Walden
  • Photography  Alexandre Sallé de Chou
  • 26th June 2016


French-Born wunderkind Julian David looked to balmy Japanese summer days as inspiration for his SS17 menswear collection. Washed hues of pastel pink, sky-blue and green silks revised Hokusai’s wave print – one of the most distinguishable and desirable Japanese art prints ever created. “This season I was inspired by the inertia of waves from sound to ocean and creative waves,” explained David.

The collection saw the designer toy with organic and synthetic emotions, compromising with a dense influx of underground themes. Skinheads with bleached pink hair, shaggy overcoats, dreadlocks, tie-dye printing and a spirit of D.I.Y juxtaposed the seasonal tailoring and subcultural urban undertones. It was a whip-round of David’s wearable classics awash with arty and playful surprises.