Words by Jessica Aureli, Photography by Tom Sloan, Styling by Naomi Miller.
If there’s one thing we love about cold weather, it’s the opportunity it affords us to renew our love affair with outerwear. This is the time to invest in coats to wear now and for seasons to come - so to help you make the right choice, we’ve rounded up AW17’s finest...
The New Trench
Generally associated with polished capsule wardrobes, the trench is experiencing a bit of a rock and roll revamp, and these twisted renditions play right into AW17’s offbeat mood.
Don’t be fooled by the playful appearance, this fashion fluff piece is a real heavy hitter. Rendered in powerhouse hues that are a cheerful foil to grey winter days, you won’t want to take it off ‘til spring.
Delightfully glossy though it may be, vinyl is not just a pretty face. By keeping you warm and repelling the rain, high-shine outerwear is the epitome of hard-working.
This heritage motif is currently enjoying something of a renaissance, and the secret to blowing away the fashion cobwebs is all in the details: oversized shapes and hardware accents keep it looking fresh.
Puff and Stuff
If you’d thought we’d hit peak puffer, think again: the new crop of voluminous styles take up some serious space, with longer lines keeping the silhouette pleasingly in proportion.
Forget about retiring to the drawing room; with plush velvet finishes adding opulence to clean and classic shapes, this season’s smoking jacket-esque pieces are far too good to stay cooped up at home.