• Text Alice Simkins
  • Photography Ariel Chan
  • 17th June 2018

cosmic zone

Looking towards science fiction for inspiration, Marcelo Burton partnered with Steven Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi epic Close Encounters of the Third Kind: the movie poster was printed across shirts and ponchos, while electric neons, abstract graphics, uber-slim Matrix sunglasses (a collaboration with Linda Farrow) and bulky astronaut-esque backpacks (courtesy of an Eastpak team-up) all expanded the intergalactic theme.

A stand-out look for women featured a boxy cropped shirt and trousers with a drawstring high waist and neon pocket detailing; this subtly elongated the legs while prioritizing functionality. For men, oversized statement shirting and printed sweatshirts were the most wearable pieces, while the brave have the option of choosing oversized patent gloves and neon biker shorts. If this is the uniform for the modern cosmonaut, beam us up, Scotty.