It was all about the winter warmer at Belstaff for their A/W12 show.
The long trenches were reminiscent of the early 40s army coats. With the contrasting khaki and battleship grey coats, you'd almost be forgiven for thinking you were in occupied France.
I especially liked their combination of low ponytail and upturned collars - the perfect frame for the face.
At the Howell show, the military trend inspired more than just their coats.
Day outfits were in block militia colours such as khaki, left, or grey and were in keeping with the army cut. This gave the outfits an androgynous feel to them.
Small accessories such as the beret, the flash of ponytail and the cinched in belt, right, gave outfits which were very masculine in style, shape and colour, little boosts of femininity.
Pictures courtesy of www.londonfashionweek.co.uk