Tag Archives: coats

Trend report: Preen’s metallic parka

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Glitter, hi-shine and metallics for day are emerging in a big way from the Milan AW14 shows. London had them too, at Meadham Kirchhoff and Preen.

We have had metallics and sequins etc for day before but the shapes we’re seeing this time are masculine and utilitarian. Continue reading

How to beat the cold snap, one luxe layer at a time

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ESK-socks

In London we haven’t had a truly cold snap yet this year but I’m bracing myself. If the threats are true that we’re in for the harshest winter since 1949, then I plan to be thoroughly insulated. Continue reading

Buy Burberry’s SS14 runway coats now

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Burberry-Prorsum-ss14-coats

Burberry showed a lot of coats on it’s Spring-Summer 2014 runway. Of course, they were light spring coats, not heavy wool ones. And they were knitted, rather than waterproofs.

As is Burberry’s way, you can order these now online, meaning they will work for autumn as well as spring.

Here are three of my favourites – you have until September 30th to get your order in:

Burberry knitted merino wool trench
Burberry-coat-ss14

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Buy it now: Cos curved shoulder coat

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Cos-Curved-shoulder coat

I have a version of this Cos coat from two winters ago with thick black and navy stripes and (actually fake*) slit pockets. It’s the one thing I own that gets commented on every time I wear it. (*Ok the pockets aren’t fake, thank you to my lovely commenter for pointing that out.)

The cut is faultless and the quality is great – it frequently gets mistaken for Prada/Marni/Jil Sander. So if you’re a fan of a bracelet-sleeved cocoon coat, then get in quick cos (lol) these aren’t going to stick around long. Continue reading

Alpha Industries launch lightweight MA1 for women

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I was just too damn slow to nab the Filippa K MA1 lookalike that I blogged about last year. But the gods are smiling on me as MA1 originators Alpha Industries has announced an exclusive with ASOS. Continue reading

Big coat, small trousers

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Love these Celine proportions. Big structured coat with too-long sleeves vs wide, cropped trousers that show a sliver of ankle and thick, weighty heels…

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Trend report SS13: Neil Barrett solves the cape-jacket conundrum

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Here’s the thing about trying to perch your coat on your shoulders, Hamish Bowles-style. It’s actually very difficult to do. And if you’re trying to walk around like that while keeping your dignity intact, well… good luck to you. But here’s a natty solution, and as usual, it comes from a menswear designer, whose approach is more about problem-solving than decoration. Continue reading

Oh! How shall I wear my coat?

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The start of London Fashion Week is my cue to think about coats. It’s historically when the weather turns from mild to treacherous, and of course, when the fashion set gets layered up for their street style close-up. The question is not which coat to wear, but how to wear it. I predict we’ll be seeing one of the big three: Continue reading

From the vaults: Prada camel coat

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Getting a Jil Sander AW2012 vibe from this Prada AW1995 camel coat…

[Image: US Vogue]

Trend alert: couture coats

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Damn you COS, I go into the store seeking Christmas pressy inspiration and come out with another coat I don’t need and a pair of socks. But how could I resist? This tailored couture-style coat has a really good cut, is nicely finished (I inspected from all angles) and has bracelet sleeves to accommodate all the Iris Apfel-esque bangles I plan to buy for the next season. This to me is a great day-to-evening coat. It’s not bulky but its cocoon shape means you can get a couple of layers underneath it if you must. Continue reading

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