The protagonist of the FW13 colour palette is camel. Elegant, timeless and unusually versatile, camel works for the office and the free time. Dolce&Gabbana have adopted the colour and created overcoats and chunky knits, where the depth and warmth of the hue is most comforting.
The elegance and timeless class exuded by camel is undisputed. In a season where old world elegance and tailoring were studied and re interpreted but not diluted, camel had to make a come back. Louis Vuitton’s cashmere robe coat made a deconstructed statement on the runway, while Lanvin’s camel on camel tailoring reminded us that this hue looks best when worn together, and Christopher Bailey’s egg shaped rain coat shows that basics are key. Luxurious camel coloured cashmere coats, knits and velvets all appeared on the runway, and we can’t wait for them to take to the streets.
At the centre of the camel trend, (well two trends in one) lies the camel coat. Double breasted, cashmere, elegant and with fine details, the camel coat is a must have for any discerning gentleman with one eye on the past and another on the present, fashion wise that is. This coat is particularly apt over a business suit, and to finish the look with vintage inspired accessories such as a chocolate brown trilby and brocade effect brogues.
The camel cable knit jumper is a timeless classic and an instant hit. Whether you’re enjoying an après ski hot chocolate or taking a relaxing stroll on an autumnal weekend, the camel cable knit is a trusted companion. Match to dark brown accessories, with studs, to lift the look.
The cardigan version is ever so old world, and versatile. Throw it over a shirt and classic trousers for a relaxed yet dressed look or match to jeans for a granddad come hipster statement. Camel is a must for accessories too: camel coloured leather sneakers or a weekend bag will add that extra fashionable touch.
Go camel crazy with a total look, well almost. Match a ribbed wool turtleneck to a 3/4 length double-breasted wool felt camel coat. Camel works with most basic colours, but it’s at its chichest when worn together. Finish the look with brownish denims and a pair of worn work boots for a weekend look which will match in style your weekly uniform.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni