Julius for Isetan Men’s 10th Anniversary
Styled by Mercury-Maeda
Look via Mercury Maeda
Julius Spring Summer 2014 Details
The shoes… oh the shoes…
I declined to comment on this aspect of the collection earlier today as I was unable to really see the footwear in the photos initially posted. I’m happy to say these boots do not disappoint.
Tatsuro comes through strong this season with a striking array of shoes and boots. The usual chunky soled combats make an appearance but with a very unique twist. Not only do they feature a back zip but a zipper running parallel to the laces that would seem to offer a lot of variation in styling the boot.
My personal favorite of the collection has to be the lace up boots with the simple back zip. The abundance of laces creates a beautiful layering across the face of the shoe.These are so far my grail from from the collection.
The only photos I could find of the peep toe boots were quite blurry but those as well look like classic Julius boots with the toe cut off. An interesting design indeed.
Finally we come to the complex boot - runner hybrid piece. I’m not even sure how to classify these shoes in terms of the shape and elements involved. They seem more relaxed and likely easier to wear than a majority of the shoes from this collection but they are hardly an understated piece. Again magnificent.
Last but not least we have the accessories featured through the collection which I as well did not comment on earlier. Again because of the lack of clear shots of them but going through the detail photos I can see a lot of gorgeous leather pieces. My favorite thus far being what appears to be a series of stacked leather circles creating a layered bracelet. I’d be interested in finding out if they are individual pieces or actually adhered together in some way.
I’m glad to see the detail shots made it out so quickly so I can finitely say that this collection in it’s entirety is fantastic.
What a great start to Paris Fashion Week.
Julius Spring Summer 2014
It is finally here and it is fantastic.
Again this season Julius continues the shift towards the softer side of things. Going back to the days of soft materials and forms Tatsuro conjures a very Rick Owens vibe with a lot of this collection.
Not to say the collection is overly similar to one Rick would release as Tatsuro has clearly designed this from the ground up. This season we see a return of the distorted prints but with a twist. It seems they are using a different technique this time through as the colors are presented in much larger areas. I quite like the subtle usage of such a loud pattern in the tights as shown in the photo above. Just something small and eye catching to offset the otherwise unassuming outfit.
One thing I can’t really comment on is the shoes. From what I’ve seen they look like what I’ve come to expect from Julius but I will need to see more photos first. The peep toe sandals are certainly of interest as the heat overtakes the summer.
As expected the collection is rife with the Julius staples that keep me coming back. From the leathers to the cargos it’s all represented piece by piece in the runway. As well Tatsuro has brought some new designs to this collection with the boxy shirts and shorts. These parts of the collection carry that softness one would see in ma_julius seemingly bridging the gaps between the two collections.
There are a lot of good ideas going on here as the curation of Julius continues. I can see many elements from previous collections being improved upon as well as new bits and pieces being introduced to push the envelope. I can’t ask for much more from a brand but to stay true to itself and improve upon what it’s built. Tatsuro seems to agree…
Full Collection at Fashionising
Julius Fall / Winter 2013 Lookbook
Full Lookbook on Stealth Projekt