CAMOUFLAGE

THE STORY OF CAMOUFLAGE

Camouflage pattern had both a some successful period and a dark one in fashion.

Recently this pattern has been some partnership with luxury brand, for example hacker, trousers, shits, necktie, glasses, bag or to customize luxury car.

Since  it is a particular and brilliant pattern we must give pay attention how to match it to don’t look like a circus man.

In a first moment you don’t wear only this pattern but select for example an accessory and a jacket. It can be combined with all plain colors, and it is good to combined it with a fluo color to give a chic effect.

Camouflage’s association with war is strong and well-known. Rooted in the military, and used to concealer my equipment before it covered soldiers’ uniforms, camouflage has typically been used for hiding.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR

In this period soldiers first used camouflage patterning and tactics to hide, not people, but locations and equipment.

The term ‘camouflage’ itself dates to a practical joke from 16th-century France, where a prankster would fashion a camouflet and stick it under an unfortunate sleeper’s nose.

Camouflet later referred to a lethal powder charge that could entrap in the tunnelling enemy troop underground.

THE DIFFUSION OF CAMOUFLAGE

In the  Second World War people began to use more mechanical printed patterns, and  each nation had not one, but different and unique camouflage patterns, with different versions matched to the battle landscape (snow, desert, jungle, forest).

Wearing a particular type of camouflage means to take part to a distinct group of people.

Camouflage was introduced in popular culture during both world wars – from ladies’ ‘slimming’ dress wear to the clever war paint of makeup, but it was use not for praise war but how symbol again the war.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

During the Second World War that history witnessed the rise of mechanical printed patterns onto fabric.

The distinctive variations of the camouflage pattern were brought into sharper focus.

Soon after, the camouflage pattern emerged into popular fashion.

Women began sporting the print in dresses and even inspired makeup.

Camouflage made its artistic debut in Andy Warhol’s Camouflage Self-Portrait.

 This piece hit was exposed at the height of the Cold War.

This is a trend born in warm and used at the and of 60 years by the women that wears mimetic uniforms and demonstrate for the peace.

At the begin of 1900 the soldiers wear monochromatic uniforms with brilliant colors, in order to create a superior difference between the army.

Until when with the war of gammon the tendency change and begin to find to be less visible until camouflage with surrounding space in the nature, with colors tie view in that they battle the war: black, green, kaki, brown and its shades.

One curiosity is that the French army was the first to pair the study of disguise, but it was the only that not adopt for every the second world war any mimetic garments.

MODERN CAMOUFLAGE

Camouflage today is part of civilian culture: it is topical in designs for women’s clothing from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Prabal Gurung and Patrik Ervell (among many others), and musicians wearing camouflage can signal their commitment to some form of political activism.

Visual artists have taken to camouflage with enthusiasm, too. Andy Warhol’s Camouflage Self-Portrait (1986) hit the art scene at the height of the Cold War, a time of near-constant warfare that, confusingly, rarely officially declared itself as such.

Also camouflage take par of technology… High-tech camouflage can now conceal body heat from enemy sensors or harness fiber–optics to match a fabric dynamically to its surroundings. Technologists are progressing towards a camouflage that bends light waves to render objects – or even people – invisible,  just like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak.

ANDY WARHOL IN CAMOUFLAGE

Andy Warhol made Self-portrait in 1897, in a few months before his death.

It uses a Polaroid photograph of him, with the material of acrylic polymer paint and silk screen printing to produce a camouflage pattern over the face surrounded by black.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art describes the image: “Warhol appears as a haunting, disembodied mask. His head fluctuate in a dark black nothing and his face and hair are ghostly pale, covered in a militaristic camouflage pattern of green, gray, and black.”

There is a contrast between the impersonality of the camouflage pattern, which hints at danger, and the personality of the portrait tradition, where there is direct contact with the observer, although in this case with a protective illusory covering The ambiguous uses of camouflage, drawing attention when a fashionable look and doing the opposite in military use, fascinated Warhol.

There are another version of this picture like the pink and magenta, with the same background draw, in the Philadelphia museum of art.

Contrary to the France army, the use of camouflage cloths was diffused in exponential way whether in the art(for example Andy Warhol and his series Camouflage Self-Portrait, where the artist experimented the camouflage with something else than camouflage colours)or in the enormous and eclectic fashion word, begin on of the must of casual collection and pass thought the catwalk to every aspect of daily life.

Germany was particular activate in the study of camouflage pattern.

The pattern camouflage have worn out in daily outfit in the end of 60’, when the protest young movements wear that cloths.

There wasn’t difficult to see boys with cargo trousers, one of the most spread cloth with camouflage design.

Often today they are in rip-stop fabric, a light anti-rip cotton, a technique initially used for parachute canvas.

In the 1990 camouflage pattern become a must-have, that can be used in every situation.

DIFFERENT TYPE OF CAMOUFLAGE

Classic camouflage

It is composed of green, brown, black and light-green. Green is a secondary an cool color, brown and black are neutral colors. Light-green is an intermediate color.

Fluo camouflage

It is similar to the classic one, but it has in addition fluo yellow.

Yellow is a primary color, it is bright and brilliant, strongly reflecting.

Now a days it is very used in high fashion and accessories such as Valentino beachwear.

It is a give a chic effect.

Blue camouflage

It is composed of blue(primary and cool color), black and white.

Light-blue is an intermediate color.

“Blue camouflage reminds of the sea and it is used as a uniform for sailor-marines.

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