It's Tough Luxe with army boots,
camo totes,and diamond-studded
Let's get one thing straight: glamour hasn't been sacrificed to the cause of practicality this season. Far from it, in fact. Balmain led the change -- gold sequined camouflage, anyone? Leaving aside the chainmail, this collection of distressed, destroyed & sexed-up army surplus will be inspiring the high street all summer long. Christophe Decarnin wasn't the only designer with military in mind, however: from Marc Jacobs to Max Mara, the utility jackets was reworked in every fashion capital. It also time to reconsider combat pants & army shirts.