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?
Dolce & Gabanna,
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.
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.
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).
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