A classic style that doesn’t go out of fashion – military has a tendency to emerge as a leading seasonal trend from time to time. Whether it’s a certain branch that’s in favour (marine style for summer), or just a single type of garment (spring’16 phenomenon – bomber jackets) – military style, one way or another, is always in vogue.
Autumn-winter 2016 shows at the beginning of the year have made it clear that fall is going to be painted all shades of khaki and navy blue, as designers explored all types of military services: army, navy, air force and some even tapped into history for inspiration. The largest variety of military style dressing is within the outerwear range: khaki parkas and macs, trench coats, capes and overcoats in navy wool, bomber jackets designs close to the originals, decorated band jackets and utilitarian camo pieces.
If you wish to join this fashion army in a more subtle way opt for elevated military. Clothes in colour scheme inspired by the forces: muted greens in olive, bronze, khaki; browns from light beige – sand and limestone to darker – tan and coyote brown; navy blues and greys – can have absolutely nothing to do with the style, yet will be associated with it. From knit dresses and co-ords, silk and satin blouses, slip dresses and pants, ruffle skirts and tops, the garments selection on offer is endless, which makes it so much easier to stay abreast of ever-changing fashion fads.
Shoes and accessories are also keeping up with the latest trend: camouflage print, lace-up army boots, messenger bags, medal style brooches and pins and interpretations of the above have gained positions and are coming close to the season’s favourites velvet and heavily embellished designs.
Before you go on a shopping spree to update your wardrobe, check your closet, as most likely there is an odd parka or gold-button double breasted navy blazer that haven’t seen the light of day for a while and just waiting for their time to shine again, and guess what? That time is now.
by Olga Permyakova
Cover Photo: Alena Torgonskaya @torgonskayaa