trends & subculturesFriday, June 4, 2021

Bigger is better. 5 ways to wear the puffer jacket

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Stand out (and stay warm) in this season’s chicest outerwear…

 

WORDS BY AMELIA BELL

 

Given their current style status, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when the puffer jacket would not pass sartorial muster. But this season they’re bigger, better and boasting more puff than ever before – in high-shine fabrics and the most out-there, off-kilter shapes.

 

Frankly, we are some of the puffer jacket renaissance’s biggest fans – who can resist a jacket that actually keeps you warm in winter? To help you make the right choice selecting yours, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best. Warning: some are seriously bold; that’s the point.

 

The Michelin Wo-man

You’ll be spotted from a mile away in one of Ukrainian label Ienki Ienki’s famous jackets. Arguably inspired by the Michelin Man, this surprisingly flattering jacket is the antidote to actually looking like him. And don’t panic, if highlighter blue isn’t your thing, there’s just about every other colour in the pack, too!

Shop the look: Ienki Ienki Puffer Jacket

 

Blade Runner

True to Kru's urban sensibility with a dash of space age thrown in the mix, this high-shine metallic puff piece combines 2 of AW17’s most important elements and will leave everyone wishing they were your replicant!

Shop the look: Kru Padded Jacket

 

Duvet Days

The swallow-you-whole puffer jacket is a Demna Gvasalia-approved piece of impeccable style. But how to wear something so all-encompassing? It’s simple, just let Balenciaga do the talking and keep the rest of your outfit low-key: ripped jeans, Gucci tee, done.

Shop the look: Balenciaga Swing Puffer Jacket

 

Avant-garde Girl

Portuguese design duo Marques’Almeida know a thing or two about silhouettes, so trust them when they say that this asymmetric jacket will go with absolutely everything. Avant-garde it may be, but the safe monotone makes it highly wearable, too.

Shop the look: Marques’Almeida Asymmetric Jacket

 

Peak Season

Where cute meets functional, this snuggly puff piece is skiwear at its best (and a winner for all you XL puffer jacket phobes out there). Moncler can famously take you from the city to the slopes, so this is an investment if anything. Excuse us while we go and book a flight…

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