Designers journeyed to the exotic grasslands and arid salt pans of Africa for S/S17, taking inspiration from the utilitarian hues and finishes of safari suits. Jackets in dusty camel and khaki featured epaulets and bellows pockets, which at Moncler Gamme Bleu also poked from the sleeves of boy scout-inspired beige shirts with popper fastenings. Prada energised its traditional safari suiting with neon orange outer stitching, a shade synonymous with modern outdoor apparel. And at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones brought an anarchic edge to his intrepid tailoring, accessorising belted safari jackets with punk-era dog-collar necklaces.
As originally featured in the March 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*216)