New York-based fashion brand Cadet presented its spring-summer 2017 collection, entitled Roman Legion during New York Fashion Week: Men. Designers Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt took inspiration from a recent Italian holiday. Citing Italian art, architecture, and fashion as inspiration, the designers discovered a softer edge for their signature military aesthetic. Approaching the season, first Arevalo and Schmidt initiated a collaboration with Reda to develop pure merino wool fabrications that were mixed with silk and linen.
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The light fabrics helped guide the direction of the collection with relaxed silhouettes contributing to the season’s uniform. Here, zippered crewnecks and elevated slogan sweatshirts came together with a smart selection of tailored trousers and belted shorts. While coordinated, printed ensembles offered a neat solution to dressing, evolving details added a modern flair. The granddad collar shirt, as well as the bomber jacket, were treated to short sleeve versions for easy collection standouts.