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Fall 2011: The coats of the season

Elle Canada
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Fall 2011: The coats of the season

What should I look out for? Strict, classic-cut coats with a masculine appeal; tailored and belted '60s styles that snugly accentuate the female figure (fur collar and cuffs optional); voluminous, rounded, cocooning blanket types; and floor-sweeping '70s versions. Who did it best? Celine, Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi and Jil Sander.

[caption id="attachment_5537" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption="Celine, Fall 2011-12"] [/caption] What about sporty styles? The runways showed lots of fur-trimmed utility parkas -- either cropped or maxi length -- toppers that can be worn 24/7. [caption id="attachment_5539" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Burberry Prorsum, Fall 2011-12"] [/caption] Top colour choices: Lots of black, obviously, as well as grey and chestnut. Prefer colour? We also saw some in cherry red and pumpkin orange.

[caption id="attachment_5540" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption="Paul Smith, Fall 2011-12"] [/caption] Was there a lot of fur? Designers let fur fly, whether full-on or in the tiniest of trims. Leather was often paired with short or long-haired fur (Mongolian lamb or fox) making the cool coat of the season '70s inspired. If fur is your doe and faux your friend, you can still enjoy this fab frenzy in diverse styles from posh and pretty to blow-out beastly (Text by Anthony Mitropoulos).

[caption id="attachment_5543" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption="Aquilano.Rimondi, Fall 2011-12"] [/caption] Feeling inspired? Click here to view our shopping gallery on coats you can buy now.
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