No.In the last year, an apparently not very versatile and all too casual garment has met unprecedented popularity, thanks to successful reinterpretations and star looks. It is about the cargo pants, long considered the prerogative of the male wardrobe, the battlefield or streetwear, which in recent times have become an unexpected passe-partout that knows no trends or seasons. To be worn with a cashmere sweater or a light shirt, with heels or sneakers, i cargo pants they are the garment to wear all year round, without ever getting tired.

    Identikit of work trousers

    The fit is wide, to ensure comfort. The usually low waist, often a reference to the aesthetics of the 2000s. Their hallmark? The pocketsat least two lateral, large and voluminous, to add depth and details utility to design. Starting from these basic elements, brands and designers have given vent to the imagination, revolutionizing a creation that has long been part of military uniforms, for which those pockets were used to store weapons and spare ammunition. Preferring a climate of peace, cargo ships have definitively emigrated to the women’s wardrobe, becoming synonymous with a cool style, the result of the encounter between different worlds.

    THE cargo pants on the catwalk

    For many designers, trousers with pockets are statement pieces to be proposed, therefore, to be worn, every season, with small variations on the theme. From spring to autumn, from Blumarine the leitmotiv is the shade of pink, which varies from the brightest pink to a shade close to lilac, while denim remains the material of choice. For Supriya Lele the summer cargo rhymes with transparency and sensuality, becoming heavier, but equally daring, for the cold season. Always part of the maison’s DNA, for Fall Winter 2022/23 the trousers with pockets by Off-White they take on a sophisticated and refined aura, thanks to the use of leather and a clean design that does not go unnoticed.

    From left, the cargo pants on the Supriya Lele catwalk for SS2023 and AW 22/23

    In denim, leather, viscose, silk or lurex, cargo pants do not know any wardrobe changes. Depending on the temperature, they are worn with crop tops that leave the belly uncovered, as shown in MSGM And Let’s go; with the long-sleeved bodysuit, second Versace; with the black turtleneck, as per Trussardi; with light jackets, seen from Isabel Marant And Celine.

    At Trussardi FW 22/23 the cargo pants are in a flared version and are worn with a black turtleneck

    An elegant practicality

    Overturned every rule on what was once considered masculine or feminine, for work or leisure, i cargo pants have conquered an ever wider space in contemporary fashion, revealing a profoundly multifaceted nature. Cate Blanchett he wore a pair in pinstripe velvet at the latest Giorgio Armani show; Karlie Kloss she prefers them in silk with a matching shirt; Hailey Bieber wears them with adidas Samba, Kim Kardashian he never separates from his Balenciaga brands. Many different ways of interpreting and combining a single garment, capable of adapting to different physics and aesthetics.

    Hidden under a heavy coat or shown off with a simple crop top, there is no season in which to give up cargo pants, faithful companions of adventure.

    Goodbye boring pants, welcome cargo pants.

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