Julius Menswear Fall Winter 2012 Paris
It’s great to see Julius develop his collection from year to year. He’s really refining himself and that's evident in this collection. It’s a much cleaner Julius style, a lot less distressed and damaged. We're glad he was able to retain the aggressive feeling in many of his garments, but what really comes through is a dark sentiment in menswear.
For next season Tatsuro Horikawa introduces a man from the darkness, expelled from a strong wave of potential energy, the same energy that has evolved in recent collections.
With this collection he has worked subtly, with long and flowing, but asymmetrical, oversized details. The use of zippers in almost all of the pieces, which is used in fabrics like matte jersey and wool, hides the manipulation of the materials and provides a worn effect on canvas and cotton. The color palette used for this collection begins with black and dark grays used in blocks, off-white and a print representing resounding images.
- Mario Casarella