Tough Military Looks for Fall

In spite of fall's romantic mood, some designers explored more masculine territory with rigid military-inspired ensembles.

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In spite of fall's romantic, ultra-femmy mood, some designers explored more masculine territory with rigid military-inspired ensembles. Victoria Beckham paired this sleek gold-button overcoat with black leather boots and slouchy grey socks.
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Burberry brought military fashion mainstream with its British trench coats at the beginning of the 20th century, and the house is still keeping the look fresh today. This fall, they paired bracelet-length military coats with waist-cinching belts and colorful gloves.
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This tough-looking army green ensemble from Max Mara features a leather-paneled button-down with matching suede shorts and an oversized olive green overcoat.
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Jason Wu gave the military trend a modern twist with cropped double-breasted coats and cashmere turtlenecks.
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Altuzarra mined classic British military looks for fall, pairing smart, peplum waist jackets with slouchy cargo trousers stuffed into high black boots.
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Michael Kors' warm-weather take on the military trend included sleeveless khaki trench dresses and open-weave arm warmers.
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This season, nobody delivered tough, military-inspired chic quite like Salvatore Ferragamo, whose structured leather overcoats were finished with gold brass buttons and panels of black fur.
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Balmain's super-luxe military parka is fashioned from jet black cow hide, and features roomy cargo pockets with heavy brass snaps.
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For a girlier spin on the military look, Vivienne Westwood tried pale pink lilac for this silky overcoat, which was shown with a tres francais khaki chapeau.
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John Galliano often mines old-fashioned military looks for inspiration. For fall, the house gave tough military pieces a feminine appeal by finishing them with pleated skirts and ruffled panels at the shoulder.
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