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Futuristic Nonbinary Fashion Is An Antidote to A Dystopian 2022
Dhruv Kapoor’s Soul-Tech
Welcome in Fall with Indian fashion designer Dhruv Kapoor’s Soul-Tech August/Winter 2022 collection. Covering the body in expertly tailored edginess that looks like a vision of the future, Kapoor has centered this nonbinary collection around his fascination with digital realms, like the metaverse. Skinsuits festooned with colorful prints evoke stick figure avatars that would fit in on The Sims, baggy bomber jackets and oversized pants bring to mind the optimism of the ’90s tech explosion, while the Wachowski sisters would have loved the collection’s endlessly-long trench jackets for The Matrix Resurrections. Kapoor’s whimsy, which includes Glasnost-era scarves tied around chins and dreadlock hats that kiss the ground, translates to clothes that feel far away from the grim dystopian reality of 2022. The future is now and tomorrow’s fashion here today. Kapoor’s Soul-Tech pieces should be worn at parties, in nightclubs, on hotel rooftops; basically (and ironically) anyplace not accessible via video screen.