Maybe not all of us have the need to wear uniforms daily but nevertheless the influence of uniforms on our daily clothes is always present.
Uniforms are everywhere, they have a great variety that significantly influences society and represent different roles in fashion. Its four most important and inspiring categories are military, school, sports and work.
Generally uniforms are designed for the social presentation of the body used by members of an organization while participating in the activity of the organization, that is, to associate people with a certain group and highlight. In one way or another, uniforms have also been considered as the opposite of fashion. The reasons for thinking this is that the design focuses on functionality, control, and tradition, characteristics that are opposite to what fashion wants to reflect focusing more on change, creativity, new trends that last very little and the search for an own identity.
On the other hand, uniforms have played an important role since several years ago, the presence of uniforms have managed to “change the way we understand fashion“. Even so, throughout history, fashion has constantly found inspiration in uniforms of all kinds.
Mainly the most influential uniforms all over the world are military uniforms, these have a constant and strong presence in fashion over the years. Golden buttons, camouflage print and stripes are some of the aspects that stand out in the designs giving a very interesting touch to the pieces. Also sports uniforms reflect power and strength through the fabrics, colors and textures used to make them. Among the clear examples that we can highlight in this way of style we can find Chanel’s autumn-winter 2015 collection, was inspired by the uniform of elegant hostesses and Thom Browne usually has strong references of school uniforms through its collections, among many more.
Now let’s talk about the work uniforms were created to identify the employees in a quick and concise way. Example of this are some of the logos of companies that appear in shirts, caps, pants and even in the shoes of employees. Companies like towtruck-tampa.com are a clear example of this. They are dedicated to providing services of the highest quality capable of towing vehicles of all sizes and styles at any time of day in the Tampa area, Apart from having this spectacular and useful service they use work uniforms that can clearly be an inspiration in fashion.