Fashion's elite may choose to blend in, rather than stand out, in coming seasons - an odd decision for the fashion-forward. Camouflage prints have taken over both the runway and the streets. Of course, designers give camouflage a stylish twist, so wearers won't necessarily remain unnoticed.
Tommy Hilfiger was one of the first designers to take the plunge into camouflage. His Spring 2012 line was filled with burgundy camouflage jumpsuits, bright blue camo tote bags, camouflage loafer pumps and even a camouflage bathing suit. The rest of his looks were filled with plaid and stripes – the ultimate pairing of patterns.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs presentation was a perfect example of camouflage street wear. Models adorned an updated version of the print in contrasting shades and designs. Jacobs covered every style in the closet: poncho, shirt, dress, shorts, pants, shoes - even hairpieces.
Fall 2013 fashion week proved that camouflage is here to stay. Christopher Kane’s Fall collection opened with a number of dark blue and gray camouflage looks. From winter parkas to party dresses, Kane proves that camouflage is appropriate for any occasion. American sportswear designer Micheal Kors mixed camouflage with what resembles a cow print for his show. Sported by male and female models, his camouflage print is large and bubbly.
Camouflage isn’t confined to the trenches anymore. It’s easy to wear in a casual environment. Consider a camouflage button down or sneakers. To dress up your camouflage, choose breezy patterns like silk.