OLD KHAKI AW18 COLLECTION MADE TO INSPIRE UNRESTRICTED URBAN ADVENTURING
The Old Khaki autumn/winter range for 2018 will be available in stores and online in April. This year it’s all about cool, well-made clothing that can take bold urbanites from one experience to the next without breaking a sweat. Go-carpe-that-diem threads that can keep up the inner-city wanderer’s drive to thrive. The collection is made up of unbeatable wardrobe essentials that can be stashed in a weekender for an on-the-fly getaway, to be dressed up from basic to extra in 5 minutes flat.
The result is one of the most inspiring collections yet – a contemporary take on the unaffected swagger and authentic, languid cool that typified 1970s streetwear. Think Almost Famous meets GIRLS, only with way less drama and plenty of reimagined, urban-adapted wardrobe staples.
Man, oh man
The key elements of the AW18 menswear range are wintery textures and bold colours, underpinned by perennial denim classics, as well as reimagined pieces with on-trend washes and contemporary silhouettes. Expect a fresh denim look with a cleaner rinse wash that can be worn with a turn up and matching trucker jacket for added edge.
This season’s jackets include longer-length parkas, lightweight retro windbreakers, casual blazers (including a decidedly cool-looking knitwear blazer) and fashion down jackets. All perfect to keep the inner-city winter chill at bay.
Chunky, textured yarns, bold pops of colour and layered multi-media detailing make up the knitwear category, paired with micro ginghams, pigment-washed and heathered yarn shirts, as well as in-between knit tops. In line with the ladies’ retro-inspired colour palette, bold red, burgundy, tobacco and forest green feature as key colours, with sporty influences that are apparent in fabric choices, details and trim. Also look out for the refreshed shirt range that has been expanded to include fabrications like yarn-dye stretch and heathered bases.
Girls will be girls
The AW18 ladieswear range mixes urban casual items with contemporary interpretations of iconic 70s pieces – think Jane Birkin meets Francois Hardy. This includes wide-leg dungarees, a Sherpa-lined denim trucker jacket, fluffy knitwear and jackets, velvet and a dash of monochrome stripes. The colour palette also has a retro feel and includes vibrant yellows, mustards, bold reds and forest greens offset by dusty pinks, greys and indigo blues. Bold basics are the name of the game, with intricate details like bell sleeves, pretty frills and interesting colour combinations setting it apart. Oh, and branding is back! Look out for on-trend branding on staple tees and sweats.
Put your foot in it
The Old Khaki AW18 shoe game is strong. Boots will always be an essential to complete any winter wardrobe, but this season there are plenty of sneakers and shoes to go around. The men’s range includes sneakers in low tops and boot style, Flyknit-style sneakers, and a wide variety of lace-up Derby boots. Look out for the Demsey Italian suede lace-up and Kendrick tumbled leather variations. On the ladies’ side of things, boots rule the roost. The Rare Earth Alexi combat boots take a firm style stand, while the Rare Earth Brody challenges the norm with some serious hardware. On the suede side of things, the Saskia, Lenah, Sloane and Roxy cover all your bases.
All the bells and whistles
Running with the 70s theme, faux fur is back. Indulge in fluffy throws, wrap up warm in oversized scarves and top it all off with lashings of deeply-hued leather. Pops of deep golden yellow and berry-toned reds feature throughout, with fresh design details that delight at every turn.
Old Khaki is a relaxed lifestyle brand, comprising of leisurewear, footwear and accessories. Old Khaki is about selecting clothing that allows the individual to express a personal sense of style. Quality apparel that is bold, brave, unrestricted. Shop the collection at https://www.oldkhaki.co.za
Event images shot by Niquita Bento