Uniforms and fashion are often seen as complete opposites. Uniforms are about conformity while fashion deals with individuality and self-expression. It may therefore seem surprising that over the years many high profile designers have put out pieces inspired by uniforms. This dichotomy is currently being explored in the Uniformity exhibit at the Museum at FIT in New York City.
The exhibition displays military, work, school and sports uniforms alongside the high fashion looks which they inspired. The Uniformity display is on until November 19, 2016.
I paid a visit to the museum during on my recent trip to NYC and below are some of the military-inspired designs.