Star of the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time movie Oprah Winfrey arriving at the premiere of Selma in New York City - Dec 14, 2014 Star of the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time movie Oprah Winfrey arriving at the premiere of Selma in New York City - Dec 14, 2014

Because as far as fashion is concerned, the future is now.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling star in the upcoming cinematic adaption of author Madeleine L’Engel’s much loved classic, A Wrinkle in Time. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film version promises to be a visual feast for fashion lovers everywhere.

Based on the preview, there are going to be a lot of architectural ruffles, spacefaring armor, and a blending of cultures that truly transcends this planet. In short, it looks like Ava DuVernay is taking current trends on the red carpets and sidewalks and launching them forward by a couple lightyears.

Needless to say, working a bit of sci-fi glam into your outfit has never been such a strong statement.

Space foils are one high-sheen option, of course. Another empowering statement straight out of the Wrinkle in Time previews? Structured shoulders. If you can find a piece in a new-age material like shiny plastic or sequined chainmail, so much the better.

And if you’re seeking a few real-life examples of forward-thinking fashionistas, look no further than the movie’s triumvirate of leading ladies. Oprah, Reese, and Mindy have all been known to don shimmering materials that look like they were sourced from an alternate universe.

Due to release on March 9, A Wrinkle in Time will redefine what we picture whenever we hear the word “futuristic.” — jas