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“None of us are stalking prey or being hunted by our enemies…”

Researcher and designer Sjef van Gaalen is interested in the history of why this traditionally military pattern has become part of popular fashion culture.

In “Camouflage is the New Plaid” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 124, he deconstructs the ironies associated with fashion being at odds with the military and the military seemingly more concerned with the image that camouflage conveys to new recruits than with its practical, tactical use.