`Jackets with a military inspired edge make for a great travel accessory
Ever since 1995, when Christophe Decarnin introduced his regimental collection, the trend has held strong. Now fashion names, be it Gucci or high street brand Zara, have a new take on the army look, with brass buttons and epaulettes.
With its removable front plastron with iconic metal buttons, Gucci’s bleach blue denim cropped jacket allows for versatile wear. The piece features side lace-up details with contrast threaded eyelets and patchwork silk printed linings. Made in Italy, it is a fine work of art. Rs 1,49,441 at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46471111
The Emporio Armani short blouson in croc print suede is high on glamour with its solid colour and varnished effect. Featuring zipped cuffs and a lined interior, the round collared piece is best worn with a pair of fitted white trousers and ankle boots. Rs 1.14 lakh at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 41027125
This elegant, slim-fit blazer from Chennai-based designer Vivek Karunakaran catches the eye with its colouful collar detail and an intrictae weave. The red trim and metal buttons give it an edgy look. From Rs 15,000 onwards. Available at the store in Rutland Gate.
This slim-fit blazer from Saint Laurent lends a tough look to its wearer. Made popular by model Cara Delevingne, who wore a version of it at event last week, it is dressed up with decorative military-style gold buttons. Perfect to flatter defined shoulders, it pairs well with tapered trousers. Rs 1.9 lakh on netaporter.com
With epaulettes on the shoulder, this military jacket from Mango comes with concealed zip fastening. The jacket has flamboyant patch pockets and could be paired with casual shorts and a tee. At Rs 5,590, the piece is available at the store in Express Avenue. On order only. Details: 28464535
Made of wool, this burgundy Ganni Military Long Classic Coat is a conversation starter. Pair it with a simple T-shirt and denims to nail that stylish look. Perfect if you have plans for an European holiday. The jacket is approximately Rs 11,817. Details: asos.com
This smart jacket by the brand Virtues—by Ahmedabad-based designers Viral, Ashish and Vikrant—is unisex. A part of their military-inspired autumn winter 2015 collection, the subtle blue matka (jacket) is made from Bhagalpuri handloom silk fabric. At the store in Ahmedabad. From Rs 28,500. Details: email@example.com
Layer it up
This durable cotton canvas construction by Free People is sure to keep you looking posh with its earthy green hue punctuated with metal hardware. With an upturned collar and double front pockets, it’s the perfect piece if you’re looking to go in for the layered look. Rs 9,951 approximately on nordstrom.com
Text: Ahana Appiah and Mrinalini Sundar