For Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt’s first women’s collection for Cadet, the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists reimagined their men’s aesthetic — which hinges on utility and military references — tweaking it ever so slightly with feminine touches like cropped silhouettes and cinched waists. “We wanted to make sure that we didn’t create ‘girls’ looks,” Schmidt said of the tight lineup. “They’re still really true to our men’s styles.”


A few softly tailored separates in a digital camouflage print added some visual interest to the earthy palette. Elsewhere, a traditional flight suit was reinterpreted for women in a delightfully unexpected cashmere blend, and an olive green floor-length cotton safari dress with pockets felt effortlessly cool.

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