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BENAH LOVES | Paisley



The menswear collections always seem to be more on the pulse. They've been all over whacked-out floral prints, paisley and crazy, club-kid gingham prints in fluoro for years before the womenswear designers picked it up. Maybe because you can make even the most out-there ensemble seem reasonable in menswear if you use high-quality fabric and a classic cut (although, having said that, this article about "real dudes" reviewing the decidedly 'crazier' mens collections was pretty hilarious). Which was why we weren't surprised to see our number one trend of the season - camouflage print - all over the menswear runways at Dries Van Noten and Comme des Garcons. Camo blazers, Camo trousers, Camo shirts, Camo hoodies (sign us up for one of those, please, to wear underneath an oversized denim jacket!) and, kind of bizarrely, camo jumpsuits. We'd probably still wear a camo jumpsuit if the right one came along. 

And, just to prove a point, there was plenty of camo on the streets as well. We love both the mens and womens look - the idea of throwing a camouflage print shirt over a plain tee shirt and a leather skirt is nothing new, but we love how much more vibrant that multi-hued, jigsaw-puzzle print looks rather than just a plain old khaki jacket. What can we say? We really did call it. Maybe we should have been trend forecasters.... (and please don't get us started on mirrored sunglasses. Again).

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