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Far-out fashion

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Fun, futuristic styles

One of the reasons fashion is so much fun is that it's all about fantasy. Dressing up in interesting, edgy pieces can completely transform how you feel, which is why going over-the-top with something like futuristic-inspired styles can be a great way to come out of your shell and create a one-of-a-kind look that gets noticed. We put together some of our current far-out favorites.

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Designer profile

Alexandra Cipriani is all about using unique materials to create innovative looks that bring to mind wardrobes of the future. Both her couture costumes and ready-to-wear collections are created out of rare silks, leather, exotic skins and fur and metal, with eye-catching detailing consisting of rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, pearls, rare shells, silver and gold-plated metals, diamonds, chains and studs. Her creative use of distinctive material makes for boundary-pushing pieces sure to turn heads.

"I believe in variety and I hate limitations," Cipriani says. "Sometimes extreme artistic expression and functional clothing design are being confused. I want to design clothes, shoes, and accessories that are both beautiful and wearable," the designer explains.

Celebs that rock the look

Take a look at Lady Gaga or Katy Perry. Though their musical styles and overall looks are different, they do have a similar love for futuristic fashions. Plastics, metal, animal print and lots of over-the-top detailing set these chart-topping chanteuses apart from the pop-princess pack. Perry struts her far-out style on stage, while Lady Gaga's love of all things eye-popping seems to have seeped into her everyday life. Seriously, she is always pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion and a lot of her latest head-turning outfits have had futuristic details we love.

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6 Futuristic fashion picks

We've pulled together a list of a few hot fashion pieces we think would make Katy Perry and Lady Gaga proud – or at least leave you ahead of the fashion curve.

1One-sleeve mini

We love this bold, futuristic snake print mini (Revolve Clothing, $278) with geometric shoulder detail. Designed by Brian Lichtenberg, this curve-hugging look is both sexy and striking.

2Structured style

This stylishly structured dress by Aqua (Asos, $172) is fashionably far-out. We love the feminine silhouette with a futuristic twist, featuring an asymmetrical neckline, a padded shoulder and a full, pleated skirt.

3Rubber sole

Pair one of your futuristic frocks with these fun Mary Jane wedge heels (Endless.com, $125) that put an unconventional twist on a traditional footwear look. Sleek and modern, these peep-toe cuties come in a variety of hues including white, grey, peach and light blue.

4Sassy shades

Shield your eyes from harmful rays with these rimless Marc Jacobs sunglasses (Bergdorf Goodman, $110) featuring futuristic a shape and innovative summer style.

5Silver skirt

Show off your toned, tanned legs in this cool Elizabeth and James metallic linen-blend skirt (Net-a- Porter.com, $225). We love the tarnished metal look and ultra-modern feel of this cute skirt that can be easily dressed up or worn casual.

6Metallic clutch

Tote all your essentials in this fashionably futuristic pleated metallic clutch (Nine West, $28). We love the unique look of this eye-catching clutch – perfect for going glam for a night this summer.

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