Khaki is a color, a light shade of brown.
Khaki is an ancient Hindi word featuring Persian roots. It means soil. It was first used as a color name in English in 1948 when it was introduced on the military uniforms of the British army in India.
Khaki is deeply linked with the concept of work, sacri ce, fatigue and cultural integration. British soldiers used to dress in o -white when they were building infrastructures across the Indian continent. The color of the soil on the white uniforms inspired the khaki color.
Khaki is the title of MYAR Spring/Summer 2019 collection, which reworks British and Indian military uniforms to present a urban, functional wardrobe of city staples with a charming heritage. The iconic elements of the English military apparel are combined with Indian references to create a new sense of union, fraternity and legacy.
Vibrant tones are introduced. They span from an intense brown and a deep red to khaki, green, blue and indigo, a combination of green and blue tones recreating the effect of the authentic natural powder.
Inspired by Indian uniforms, colorful striped tapes give a graphic look to a wide range of pieces, including a Norwegian parka, cargo pants and shorts, as well as crewneck sweatshirts. A green coat short jacket is enriched with tone on tone cadet-inspired horizontal applications on the front, while a pair of camouflage pants used by the Italian army in Somalia is embellished with applied pockets and intarsia featuring the fabric used inside out.
Workwear serves as major inspiration for the collection, which features utilitarian white trousers and short pants decorated with contrasting khaki and gold tapes.
In keeping with the main inspiration, English shirts and jackets are reworked with Indian ancient woodblock printing and tie-dye techniques give a degrade look to blue and green T-shirts embellished with the MYAR stamp.
MYAR also renewed its collaboration with Superga to deliver a range of high-top and low-top co-branded sneakers available in red and ecru tones, as well as a vintage camouflage pattern.
In addition, the brand teamed up with Italian label Superduper Hats on an exclusive collection of customized hats, where military-inspired silhouettes are peppered with graphic multicolor tapes and camouflage motifs.