Fashion trend: Coat
Fall’s abundance of oversized coats has us following the motto: the bigger the better. Whether you prefer leather, wool or fur, as temperatures drop the oversized coat is there to cater to your layers.
Though the dropped shoulder coat is nothing new, the Fall 2013 runways reminded us all how much we love the androgynous style. After months of light sundresses, Carven’s oversized topcoat almost makes us excited for the cooler temperatures ahead (or at least for the fashions that come with the seasonal change). Also promoting the trend was Mugler, whose pastel dropped shoulder coat was positively futuristic and Acne, whose leather version of the style reinforced our love for the laid-back silhouette.
Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo and Paul and Joe had us shivering with excitement with their furry take on the oversized coat. Altuzarra, who’se clearly on a winning streak with his recent Woolmark prize, offered a luxurious black and white fox-fur coat adding elegance to the oversized look. Fur accents appeared in subtle ways as well, lining oversized coats at Belstaff and Giambattista Valli and decorating hoods at Prabal Gurung and Nina Ricci.
Advocators for printed versions of the trend include Rochas, whose floral topcoat is the perfect summer-to-fall transition piece. Michael Kors chose a black and blue camo print fur for his fresh take on the oversized style, while the ever quirky Kenzo went with a unique eye print for a coat in their Fall 2013 collection. Marc Jacobs tackled two trends at once, presenting a dreamy plaid oversized coat, which oozed androgynous glamour.
Bottega Veneta and Prabal Gurung took on the voluminous trend in their own way, adding belts to oversized styles with angular shoulders for a waist-cinching effect. The figure defining coats offer a more feminine option for the oversized style.