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Fashion Week Forecast #2: Variations of Military

September 11, 2008

This week during the Patrik Ervell show, we noticed a certain military temperament, with pieces that evoked an army aesthetic for the everyday man. The show opened with infantry-style drums and a stream of marching models donning blue WWII-era flight jackets, lightly striped fencing pants and hooded ponchos in beige. We couldn’t help but think, as we sat in the stark white studio, that the simple silhouettes parading before us were arguing for some deeper theory about the simple man. Maybe Mr. Ervell was showcasing a collection for the man with meaning in his step?

Now that fashion week is coming to a close, it’s not surprising to us that many of our favorite designers—Karen Walker, Trovata—opted for a finely tailored, uncomplicated look for spring as well. Maybe because we’re all thinking about change so much, we’re flocking back to a simplified aesthetic. Designers using nautical themes and a variation of blues for their runway looks inspired us to trend spot some of our own everyday fashionables meandering around the tents in stripes, suspenders and baby blues, a few of which you can see after the jump.

Posted: September 11, 2008
Fashion Week Forecast #2: Variations of Military