Rabanne Reveals Gladiators Of The Future To Its Unique SS24 Collection

Emma Hodgson   |   28-09-2023

Rabanne was inspired by a sci-fi warrior imagining of the future for the house’s latest SS24 collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week. 

As the show notes which accompanied the capsule explain: “Julien Dossena’s latest collection emerges in the realm of a mirage, where the myths and artefacts that endure collide with the stories dreamt up, where reality blurs with illusory.”

Key looks in the collection included metallic armour-inspired pieces, unique headwear and Romanesque footwear. 

According to the house, the concept of fluidity also played big in the capsule’s creation: “Skin isn’t simply exposed, it is engaged in the material experience: the swishing of liquid metal mesh against the leg, the frisson from an assemblage of honed wood discs and peacock feathers. Beyond the black, gold and silver that are emblematically Rabanne, gradient desert tones, luminous copper and cool shades of blue and lilac further highlight the skin.”

The show notes continued: “Sculptural hardware gives a mystical flourish, whether forehead pendants, belts comprised of gleaming spheres or sandals enhanced with rock crystals. Openwork boots with curving soles boast a pattern of fine straps that climb up the leg as a twist on the gladiator style.”