Let them wear blankets

Saint Laurent aw23

At the risk of sounding trite, the humble blanket has stepped up as a metaphor of our times and a recurring motif at the AW23 shows. A symbol of post-Covid comfort and tactility as well as warmth (the UK energy crisis continues) and survival (another day, another earthquake), we just can’t be separated from our security blankets.

Styling wise, they appeared as travel accessories in the menswear shows (specifically, Armani’s rolled travel blanket), on blanket influencer Pharrell Williams for his Louis Vuitton announcement photo and Moncler Genius appearance, fashioned into entire coats at Burberry and unfathomably fierce at Saint Laurent (above).

Perhaps most fabulous of all, Saint Laurent’s evening blanket (a tribute to dinner blankets perhaps – remember those?), a sheer, satin-bordered affair draped across skyscraper-esque shoulders and secured with a brooch (below). Sunglasses not optional…

Saint Laurent Aw23 evening blanket

But why wait til next winter? Begg & Co is the Brit fashion pack’s favourite blanket-meisters. They have just joined forces with COS to launch this lambswool and cashmere check blanket – buy it here*.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Saint Laurent AW23
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