As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be keeping warm on trips to the orchard and bike rides through small towns. Should your coat brush against the leaves that leap from the wet pavement as you scurry through the waning evening? Or will you keep things short with a bomber jacket? Let’s take a look at top trends in coats and jackets this season
Collecting wood for the murmuring fire in the fireplace never looked better in bomber jackets of velvet, like Nanette Lepore’s. Nicole Miller and Pam & Gela use floral appliques to soften up this traditionally punk look, while Rachel Zoe and Sally LaPointe turn these lowkey jackets into party essentials.
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Coats are more than an accessory, taking the center stage in many of the Fall and Resort shows. From rain jackets with circle skirts, such as Tsumori Chisao’s, to thick wool numbers that feature their own full midis, like Antonio Marras’. These elegant ensembles were made to be worn at Harvest festivals, perusing folksy furnishings in the fresh autumnal air. A light draft would tousle Adeam’s relaxed coat, bringing with it the smell of fresh apple pie and crackling fires. Sara Battaglia’s leather coat dress keeps you warm and protected from nipping nights, on the way to nightclubs and underground punk shows. Natasha Zinko’s coat dress looks quite at home on a train heading towards distant cities, watching the rich countryside blur by.
Get dressed up with these fabrics:
Some coats hover at the ankle, while others reach out and caress the ground you walk on. Not only do longer coats keep more of you warm, but there is more fabric for the scent of sage and firewood to burrow into as you warm your hands over the bonfire. Sip warm apple cider in Veronique Branquinho’s tattersall take on lengthy outerwear, or make a statement in Mugler’s powerful coat. Visit a desolate town in A.W.A.K.E.’s yellow garment, bringing life to a chilly sea-side hamlet where the persistent waves of the ocean embrace the cold, grey shore. Alexis Mabille’s long suit coat is perfect for keeping warm on your morning commute, while Akris’ white coat is perfect for traveling into the city to see a Broadway play.
Go long with these fabrics:
The crisp winter chill cuts through coats and grasps at the skin, leeching heat. Puffy jackets like Vetements’ keep you warm for spontaneous hockey games and ice skating dates,while Oscar de la Renta’s is perfect for hitting the slopes with a taste of the tropics. House of Holland’s puffy jacket is made twice as soft with velvet, and Alena Akhmadullina’s is just puffed enough to keep you warm on late November nights. Custo Barcelona’s metallic puffy jacket brings the metallic neutrals trend to life, perfect for keeping you warm and stylish on the way to a night of dancing and fun.
Add an extra layer with these fabrics:
The bitter fall winds whip through the skyscraper lined streets of big cities, ruffling the folds of Vika Gazinskaya’s coat, or Adeam’s subtle trench coat. Alberta Ferretti’s trench coat is adorned with appliques that glitter in the simpering sun light, streaming past the golden leaves of a robust oak tree, while Altuzzara’s shoulder appliques are an understated accent. Derek Lam 10 Crosby’s trench coat in burnt orange was meant for keeping cozy on a rainy day, spending the afternoon in a rustic coffee shop, sipping espresso.
Enchanted by trench coats? Check out some of these fabrics:
What will keep you warm this Autumn? Let me know in the comments?