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Olive is the New Black

It is no surprise that this season designers have noticed the plight in women speaking up and embracing their femininity and power, one of the biggest point of discussion this year has been Feminism, and it’s something that has caught on in trends. Karl Largerfield’s, olive fashion Chanel fall show summarised this year for women and their power this fall.

Olive is the go too colour this season, a quick peep at Kim Kardashians Instagram will illustrate this. Olive truly has replaced Black this fall, the goth look we haven’t seen so much of, due to olive retaining the same darkness. Call it ninja pop –militant, whatever you like, the fierce, militant lady definitely inspired our shows this season.

It’s an understatement to say the military trend has a way of finding itself on the runway each season, especially our colder seasons, as we wrap up in our military inspired parkas, macs and coats. The obvious presumption or perhaps, the obvious choice for many, leans on the key military trend that is camouflage. This season, we seem to have our eyes set on solid neutral military hues, ranging from earthy browns to a variation of earthy greens. We all ought to have Olive key pieces to be in our wardrobes. On the catwalks we are seeing a lot of Khakis, Moss, Hunter Greens and Olives being most popular among the designers.

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These dry, earthy tones typify the autumnal mood and complement the darker neutrals that dominate our wardrobes throughout the cold seasons. These shades of green are colours that are consistently undermined and underappreciated. For once, we can forget our beloved winter staples; camel, berry, and even the navies. Refocusing away from all military relations, combats are out of the list (as they have been since 2003). The trend has been revamped on to a new and improved into something truly sophisticated- blending femininity and power quite beautifully. Balmain sent out studded leather and heavy knitwear as seen on the catwalk at Hermes and Marc by Marc Jacobs.










Dark khaki complements nearly every skin tone and pairs well with a host of other colours and prints. While Max Mara cleverly worked office appropriate looks into its collections, khaki is not only perfect for off-duty dressing, its ideal for breathing new life into old favourites such as corduroy trousers- a vital cold-weather fabric choice. At Lanvin, we see the trend incorporated with another one of this seasons’ big fur trend, with sumptuous green fur scarves in their collection.

On the high street, Zara are consistent in providing well tailored leather pieces and Whistles for outwear worthy of any investment- bare in mind this is not the last of this trend! For an everyday look, team your olive piece with Creams, Navy, and better yet -more Olives! This colour is versatile different fabrics make for different shades and textures. Some of the catwalk outfits showcased effortlessly translate to the high street/daily wear without any modifications, this is truly the year of the liberating feminine power!