If you think only boys love army style clothing then you’re into big surprise. Camouflage or Army or popular verb “Camo” style had been attracting many fashion goers over the years, one of the reason is its timeless and unaffected by fashion seasons. Most obvious style in clothing you can find is in jackets or pants. They can be either army style jacket or army style long and short pants, similar concept to “Cargo pants” but with a touch of army pattern or camouflage.
It first caught my attention when Girls’s day Yura seen wore it upon arriving in airport.
Also when Korean girls group, Twice wore it on their Like OOH-AHH music video.
It is undeniable that camouflage outfit had its distinct attraction. One particular effect is it is standout than any other outfit, make you feel like you’re in charge, vibrating the feeling of ‘move it, I’m here’ vibes 🙂
That might the reason why Momo is the only one standing inside the bus in their Like OHH-AHH music video, yes, taking charge, in dancing that is…
Personally when I saw a girl wearing army outfit, I tell myself, don’t mess with her, she might kick my ass army style or she just got tons of brother/cousin that’s in the army so watch out…
How did camouflage outfit become fashion trend?
Militaries used camouflage pattern in their uniform to hide from enemies. However this features in uniform did not exist until late 80s. As you well know, 80s was the era where fashion and entertainment industry is booming, in the same time, domestic or foreign war also happening each day. The march of ‘anti-war’ which bring out the rally participate wearing war combat outfit to signify their protest against war and violent.
By this time, household fashion designers such as Christina Dior and Moschino took this opportunity and expand the fashion statements of “Camo Culture”, People started to wear different types of camo outfit with different colors such as green, tan and brown, it’s not till 90s where more variation of colors such as red and gold appeared.
The “camo culture” used to be label as rebellion and “no on war” fashion statement, however now it had become a timeless trend that defining fashion seasons. You can wear them in spring, winter, autumn and even designed for hot summer time. Yes, by this time, you’ll might already seen many sleeveless type camouflage t-shirt around the hot summer street, gym or beach.
Why Camouflage fashion still loved and trend today?
With its nature of concealing your existence, I guess people love to wear something that hide themselves from the surrounding…maybe…or it’s just the ability of camo fashion that break free from fashion critics, yes we all got that one friend that critics anything you wear, but totally silence when you’re wearing a camouflage outfit.
If you look into the entertainment or fashion news, I don’t think there’s any negative critics on any celebrity wearing camo outfit, is it just there’s nothing to criticize? Or it just out of respect on “military’ nature outfit? Beats me 🙂