The beret is a typical element in military outfits.
Wendy Andreu’s ‘Functional Emblems’ are variations on the traditional wool felt head gear, to suit the many different circumstances in which soldiers work. Made in collaboration with the oldest beret manufacturers in France, Laulhère, the range offers protection from different sorts of climates and contexts, and includes one with a rain cover, one for use in wintery surroundings and one made of lighter material in hot climates. While preserving the uniform’s look and the expertise at Laulhère, Wendy has augmented her designs with contemporary materials, broadening the scope of the soldier’s uniform.
Text: Wendy Lubberding
Graphic design: Francesca Biagiotti
Model: Hugo Andreu