An emerging trend set to come out in force this autumn winter and become even bigger next year is Military!
Army styles combined with accent separates create a fresh and commercial style direction for the new seasons.
Having even one military styled item in your wardrobe is essential. The transitional styles are perfect for those carry over seasons. Dress it up or dress it down; you name it, it can be done with military!
We knew it was going to be big this season when the khaki shades were seen in Tokyo earlier this year. Now the spring/summer trade shows are filled with the trend. Filtering down to the High street and Junior collections.
Style it best with light weight pieces layered together with tough army-style separates; creating a dress down festival chic effect.
Over-sized military shirts or jackets
Tiered georgette layers
Neutral and tonal shades
Pockets and drawstrings
Folds and creases
Re worked camouflage and global references influence the graphics and fabrics of the trend.
Navy-inspired khaki jackets or parkas contrasted with light weight summery dresses to create the must have trend this season. A toughened up style can be achieved with the jackets or through a textured shirt filled with badges for a textured look.
Relaxed and tailored cargo pants or shorts are great for this trend for men, women and children. Make sure to roll them up at the hem, even just once…it will make all the difference!
Mid-weight cotton twill
Brushed or distressed army print looks great on linens or twill fabrics; creating a unique textured effect.
Images from WGSN 2012