The man who fell to Earth

More than the color silver, surpisingly, what gives this editorial its extraterrestrial energy are the contact lenses, the fedora, and of course, the sunglasses.

Wool coat, Versace; cotton shirt and wool trousers, John Rocha; Louisiana wide-brimmed felt fedora hat, Lock & Co.; leather brogues, Hugo by Hugo Boss

'The man who fell to Earth', How to Spend It, December 2007

Fur hood waterproof parka, Armani Jeans; cashmere jacket and cashmere trousers, Louis Vuitton; flannel shirt, Kilgour; cotton polo neck, John Smedley

Zipped blouson poly jacket, Emporio Armani; woll trousers (part of a suit), Hèrmes; two-tone shirt, Canali; patterned silk tie, Hardy Aimes from Harvey Nichols and other stockists

Nylon jacket with zip detail, D&G; cotton shirt, Hèrmes; wool trousers and metal-framed aviator sunglasses, Fendi; silk tie, Paul Smith

Cotton and polyester raincoat, Raf Simons; cotton polo neck, John Smedley; metal sunglasses with gold-tinted lens, Calvin Klein eyewear

Photography by Lee Strickland, Styling by Nicki Black

These pieces - in gold, silver, and bronze - from Dolce and Gabbana's Fall 2007 collection take space travel more seriously.

But that didn't prevent the duo from presenting wearable items.

It must have been blinding in night clubs when these jackets invaded the scene.

But after two years, silver has already lost its popular sheen, and susbequently, so has gold.

These days, the metallic colors have been rubbed off, and only the volume of these clothes have much relevance.

This post is part of a set in reply to a query by Nihaal Faizal from India on the topic of his sketches and on science fiction