HELIOT EMIL was one of the most anticipated brands to show during this season’s Copenhagen Fashion Week. Danish brothers Victor and Julius Juul explored themo-reactive fabrics, asymmetrical design, and introduced a full womenswear’s line, for their SS19 collection titled “Referential Transparency.”
The name is a reference to a complex computer programming term, which, in layman’s terms, speaks to the idea of replaceability, “the idea is that a function is replaceable by other functions” said Julius after the show. HELIOT EMIL’s SS19 collection shortened the sleeves on tops (just the left side), and cropped the pant legs (on the right) to balance it out.
For the womenswear this was taken to the extreme, with high heels coming right up to the thigh on one leg, and cropped to below the ankle on the left. This effect was further enhanced with elbow-reaching gloves being worn on just one hand.