Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Mens Military Trend on the runway 2009-2010
Runway looks by Gareth Pugh, D&G, Burberry Prorsum, and John Galliano

The military shape always has been a fashion driven trend for the colder months; but for Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009-2010 designers such as Gareth Pugh, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Burberry have modified and transformed the combat uniform from the past to the now. Gareth Pugh, with eight of the most unusual menswear collections for A/W 09-10 has brought inspiration from the likes of spanish officer overcoats from the Second World War to the metal chain mail suits that were worn under suits of armour.

Follow up:

Both the entertainment industry and world events play a vital role in fashion. While the world is at war in the Middle East, you will notice an emphasis on military details in menswear and then worldy patterns/prints in women's wear. Not only have political events inspired the latest trends in 2010, but with the loss of the greatest entertainer of all time, in Michael Jackson have pushed the bold militant coats. Movies can also be seen as a heavy influence in Pugh's A/W collection with feathers for shoulder decoration as inspiration from The Crow including the Gothic ripped trousers and black boots and the metallic body combat suit, a similar cut to Christian Bale's costume in Equilibrium.
Burberry have opted for the more settled approach to the trend with tailored coats inspiring from french naval officers as well as a seven tone pea coat that is linked again to the Second World War.
End of work John Galliano has expanded the elderly swash-buckling clothing that the pirates and elderly Captains would have worn on the ships of the deepest seas. they included the elderly white wigs and fold-over leather boots to help support the history that they is repeating on the catwalk.
D&G have used the patterned Musketeer jacket detailing that was later used on band uniforms and other military jackets. No doubt the high street will be speedy to follow in their footsteps with this popular design.

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