It’s early in the season, but we’ve already seen green emerge as the go-to surprise hue in runway shows from London to Milan. Building off of last fall’s big loden trend, designers like Burberry Prorsum, Jil Sander, and Ermenegildo Zegna incorporated the color in different shades and ways, from hunter green parkas to jewel-toned tuxes that skew more Bond than Oz. Need more proof that green is the new burgundy of fall 2013? See more designers going green here.
It’s not army, it’s loden. Think of that just-right hue found on surplus army gear. For every guy, it’s the new neutral you need. The color pairs up with all your fall essentials, from gray flannel and tweeds to denim and even saturated primary colors. We saw the shade mostly on pieces that reference its origins, that is, military-inspired field coats, utility jackets, and cargo pants, but it’s just as likely seen as a new hue for suits and ties. Treat the color the way you would khaki, meaning just about everything you own already goes with it.