Thursday, September 6, 2012

AW12-13 Fashion Trend Report: Military Aristocracy

The military trend is not something new on the catwalks; this time it's all about the military aristocracy, a camouflaged 'utility' style that comes with rich and luxurious fabrics like velvet, leather and very defined, tailored, stiff shapes. Salvatore Ferragamo's collection may well be the epitome of this.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Especially look for details like belts, several styles of military collars, military style buttons and also epaulettes. Victoria Beckham did a great job of adding these without being over the top.

Victoria Beckham

Still, this trend may look like utility, but let us not fool ourselves: It is definitely very rich and luxurious, like a high rank statement in itself. See the alligator and the double faced cashmere in Max Mara, for instance:

Max Mara

You may even consider combining elements of this trend with ethnic references, just like Joseph Altuzarra did. I especially noted his cargo pants, his military coats, and the practical, pleated military skirts, with some actual room for legs to walk, all these combined with amazing sweaters and luxurious, python over the knee, leather boots.


Whether you like this trend or not, always keep in mind that it's not only about what we wear, but also how we wear it. Having a look at the items of the EGST shops might help. Until next time, I salute you!


  1. I used to dress military style when I was in my early 20s. I would definitely go for Max Mara!