Fashion gears up for battle

Harnesses, protective vests and other elements drawn from the combat zone are out in force, as designers respond to heightened tensions around the world today

These are scary times we live in, and you might have got a hint of that from the season's collections from the top designers.

The bright orange and yellow shades of high-visibility, holsters, harnesses, utility vests and functional pockets aplenty - these are signs from the catwalks that fashion is lacing its boots for tough times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2019, with the headline 'Fashion gears up for battle'. Print Edition | Subscribe