Survival appears more on-trend than ever
Should fashion even be here, fifteen years after Paco Rabanne predicted the world should end? If what we see on the catwalks and screen is anything to go by, survival appears more on-trend than ever...
Which brings us to the survivalist: more bearded than a hipster and more hardy than a lumberjack. A survivalist can actually be male or female. But what exactly is the concept? A survivalist is a nomad by nature. Winter and summer, they are on the hunt for high-performance clothing that will provide a protective layer. The more high-tech the material, the better.
Mesh has been in the spotlight all winter. But will we see the return of chainmail this summer? Although armor hasn’t quite made it into women’s closets just yet, there are plenty of accessories that borrow from the Amazonian heroine. Gladiator sandals become all-conquering, socks are ribbed, styles are increasingly unstructured and layers have layers of their own.
Without turning yourself into Xena, Warrior Princess, there should be enough in this extreme wardrobe to inspire you. Nicholas K is the proof, with fashion that is more sustainable than end-of-the-world.