Our newest hue’s got military ranks but proves to be versatile enough to match even the most delicate of fabrics, such as silk.
Full Metal Jacket
Olive has a firm relation to the military, especially that of WWII when it became the base colour for standard issued military uniforms. Naturally it was chosen for the colours ability to camouflage with things like the forest or a head of kale. To get technical there are a mix of olive shades used throughout the military. One of the most common is ‘Olive Drab’ which often shortened to ‘OD’ which soldiers say when referring to their uniform.
Olive Reaches Essential Colour Status
Our design team wanted to embrace the military style in an approach beyond the popular cuts that had been having a strong presence back in fashion. By focusing on playing with the colour instead of cuts – our design team was able to take a colour that’s traditionally associated with rougher fabrics and present it with softer and more delicate materials such as Peruvian Pima Cotton and Chinese Silk.
We Don’t Do Limited
Since we focus on modern essentials we need to ensure that our colours are versatile. “We’ve created it in pima tees and in our slouchy modal tank for easy go-to summer outfitting. In the silk, we are ticking all the right boxes for wearing olive in really chic styles that I’d say, communicate more of that utility feel (but without all the mad pockets and components). Modern minimalist utility if you will,” says our designer Natasha.
Casual or All In
Try wearing your Olive Pima Cotton T-Shirt styled with a loose and oversized look, paired with denim jeans or shorts (the more distressed the denim, the more casual the look).
In silk, go crazy. Olive top with Olive bottoms (shorts or ankle pants). The all in one, playsuit, jumpsuit, romper style looks incredibly chic and hits the military trend spot on. Pair with some strappy sandals and you’re good to go.
fabrics / by Grana / 03.02.16