Utilitarianism: the approach to uniform dressing that has come up time and again in fashion’s continued love affair with military-inspired clothing. Most recently, the SS16 and AW16 collections were awash with khaki and olive shades but for SS17 the trend has gone one step further, moving away from purely head-to-toe army looks to ones that incorporate utilitarian pieces into the everyday, with a slightly more polished update. Discover the best utilitarian-inspired SS17 collections for men and women below.
Since Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow took over as co-creative directors of DKNY, the New York brand has undergone an exciting and street style-influenced revival. It didn’t last long though; the pair stepped down in December 2016, meaning designs under their direction are limited. For SS17, they put a utilitarian twist on their usual street wear with stiff shirting and technical nylon parkas in neutral shades. Shop DKNY on Coggles.