I would have loved to get a peek of Julia at seventeen, wearing what she calls German conceptual clothes and pants as a scarf or a turban in her home town of Lintz, Austria. I was rubbing denim on sidewalks at that age, with very little awareness of the meaning of conceptual when it came to clothing. Today, the visionary in Julia has blossomed into a true cosmopolitan, as is evident in her minimally chic Jil Sander trench coat worn with Dries Van Noten painterly palazzo pants and her passion for original Helmut Lang. However, much as Julia is a product of the sophisticated charms of Vienna (where she spent time after high school), London (where she is a student now), and Europe in general, she finds enormous inspiration in American classicism and the “idea of Coca-Cola, hamburgers, driving in the car, going to a record store and just chilling out.” You can see her knack for humor and taking things out of their original context in the way she throws a kitschy red, white, and blue bandana with Yohji Yamamoto and almost always commingles a designer sneaker with a sophisticated skirt, rarely a heel. Kind of random, but typical of Julia’s intellectual and untrendy approach to style, is the way she reinterprets the black tee and jeans of Columbian skateboarder David Gonzalez. She finds the grace of his YouTube videos to be one of the freshest muses around. In black over the knee socks, Prada trouser shorts and a Commes Des Garcon polo, Julia turns his poetic masculinity into a commanding and refined femininity. When asked her future goal, she said to be a “soccer mum,” and no doubt, she won’t be one dressed in Banana Republic.