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