Arab singer Myriam Fares posted two snaps to her 9 million followers on Instagram early last evening of her sporting an oversized camo jacket, reminding the fashion desk that this urban key piece still has style mileage.
For the Spring 2017 season, the look was seen on the runways at Maison Margiela, Valentino, and Saint Laurent menswear; plus, Opening Ceremony created a Tigers Coach version with embroidered roses etched into the design. Khaki-colored off-duty threads have also cropped up in the Vetements style repertoire of late collections. While the look hasn’t been a breakout trend like the 90s revival, we’re seeing the early hallmarks of militia and utilitarian threads return to the street style circuit harkening back to when UK pop groups such as the Spice Girls (remember Scary Spice’s camo pants, anyone?) and All Saints larked about in baggy cargo pants on MTV screens the world over.
The camouflage trend – ironically – does make you stand out. For Spring 2016, Donatella Versace sent a line-up of bombshell models down the runway in a uniform that can only be described as utilitarian glamour: a leopard print pattern reflecting camo in bold pops of green and yellow on a khaki backdrop.
Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin have also recently been spotted in off-duty camouflage prints teamed with slides and premium accessories, begging the question: is the micro trend set to make a serious resurgence? While Fares makes a case for adding a feminine edge to the mannish outerwear staple, the Vogue fashion desk has already started shopping current-season pieces that will fast-forward the look into our wardrobe. Click through the gallery below to get the look sussed.