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Camo Continues

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Stylesight’s menswear team recently returned from the S/S 11 shows in Milan and Paris, and one thing they immediately noticed was the continual resurgence of camouflage. Just as our recent Trend Alert pointed out, a new wave of camo is showing up in unexpected forms like tailored clothing, ties, Prada’s classic Saffiano leather briefcase, and even canvas sneakers. Digital prints are resulting in new colorways, and as seen at Capsule Paris, brands like Monitaly (above, top left) are taking whimsical motifs like vintage prints of fishermen and making them into a kind of camo. Finally, a more feminine version is currently filling the windows of most Prada stores around the world, harking back to the puzzle-piece camo from the F/W 10 runways.

Be sure to also check out our recent “Nature in Disguise” Prints and Graphics report for even more inspiration.

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