In a season when military references are all over the men’s runways, Cadet remains true to its signature utilitarian aesthetic. The look worked best on cropped uniform jackets, form-fitting jumpsuits and textured Henleys updated with inset zippers.
Although at times costume-y, the play on proportions in soft wool topcoats, belted safari jackets and cropped pants brought the collection into everyday life.
But the brand missed the mark on its tailored offering, with suits that fit poorly and lacked the military precision of the rest of the collection.
This was the first time Cadet infused silk into trousers for both men and women, which added a refined touch.
For women, some of the highlights included an open-weave long dress, silk and flowy pants and a checkered jacquard jumpsuit with a deep V opening.
Cadet is still a young brand, but it is gaining momentum. And if Raul Arevalo and Bradley Schmidt keep their eye on the ball and their vision intact, that momentum will continue.