It’s our SIXTH Edit! Sort of strange how time flies and suddenly it’s been three years and five edits…
It all started because we wanted to do a fashion series for the site. So we put our own spin on it – always featuring women that inspire us in one way or another, may they be a striking model, a writer, an artist, or like our first edit for this season, an event producer like Teuta.
Being able to support diversely captivating women in the clothes we want to wear each season has helped keep all of us inspired – and hopefully you too. Because it isn’t just about the trends and keeping up with them (or the Kardashian’s) – but actually feeling comfortable and confident in the choices you make each day when you get dressed. By showing how I (or Garance or one of our stylist friends) think clothes look good – it becomes real.
Without further delay, let the Spring Edit begin – with khaki! And cargos! And because I love it, vintage of both too! That’s one of my favorite things about interpreting the ‘trends’ of each season – you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe, or buy quite literally new pieces. They can be vintage, they can have a history. Most of the things that are popular today had their start on the trends pages years, even decades ago.
Fashion, like history, is a cycle. This one might be my favorite… I have a hugely open soft spot for military wear – and the older the better, because the authenticity of a darned knit or the thrice patched pant can’t be beat. So I asked my friend Jay from Patternmill, who is a vintage extraordinaire, and particularly so with military, to help out with a few pieces for our first edit.
Under normal circumstances, khakis and cargo pockets don’t sound all that chic. Thoughts of the pleated khaki pants our parents wore in the early 90s come to mind, or even the terrible cargo pants that became the uniform of “easy going” dads everywhere (no dad, the cargo pocket is not a cool alternative for a purse). But if you look back, khaki’s origins are from military uniforms – which IS cool, and has been worn since 1848! And cargo pants were designed for British forces to hold field bandage and maps, and then copied in the U.S. for the Paratrooper uniform. So, it’s just about breaking it down and modernizing something meant for function into today’s interactions – that is really quite beautiful.
The color khaki, and even the darker and more green hue known as olive drab were devised to make soldiers stand out less, blend in more. In the metropolitan battlefield of our cities and workplaces, we may be more inclined to elaborate on the traditional garb and make it a bit more stylish, not to mention it never hurts to give ourselves a little warrior edge.