MEN’S AW 16/17: DARK PROTECTION
Aswith military details, functionality continues to be a rich source of inspo for AW, and is out in full force in the dark protection trend. Operating on the more casual end of the spectrum, the trend saw designers forgo tailoring for utilitarian pieces…everything the modern man needs to take on the urban landscape.
Layering proved popular, with Barbour showing puffa jackets over rollnecks, Rory Parnell Mooney going for doubled-up hoodies, and Cottweiler presenting windbreakers over track tops. High-tech and ergonomic features like belts, clips and pockets, another key aspect of the trend, were everywhere at Nasir Mazhar and Craig Green, and durable fabrics, especially quilting, came down the runway at Pringle, Maharishi and 1205.[URIS id=61476]
HOW TO GET THE LOOK…
As the name would suggest, a dark colour palette is the way to go with this trend, but mixing up the textures with a combo of matte and sheen pieces adds another level of interest. In fact, go all out with extra touches like zips, pockets, padding and hoods…anything that will help you take on the elements is what you want.