The coat is a garment always present in any fashionista’s wardrobe for the cold season. Stylish, feminine and practical, it fits absolutely all women without exception. Designers have not overlooked this item supplying each year collections with newer designs. Therefore, let’s see what are the coats trends in fall-winter 2016-2017 season.
Initially, duffle coats were called only long wool coats, fitted with oblong clasp instead of buttons and inserted pockets. Now, with the fashion industry progress, this design has become even more different. Some designers have shortened its hem, others gave it an asymmetrical cut and other decorated the coats with current prints and colors, while the rest have added inserted pockets and removed the typical checkered lining. One thing remains the same, big wooden or horn toggle-fastenings with rope. In the new cold season, such coats can be found in Vanessa Seward, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam collections.
Each designer does nothing but expose his vision on fashion. Every fashionista has the right to decide whether such a vision fits her or not. More doubts create the so-called anti season designs. Take for example a sleeveless coat, kindly provided by brands like Escada, Anya Hindmarch, Dennis Basso, etc. Immediately the question arises: how practical is it? How will it deal with its main task of protecting the female body from bad weather? Here every fashionista must decide whether to opt for such a coat or not. We have to mention that some brands recommend us to wear cardigans, sweaters, dresses with long sleeve sunder these coats.
Gucci, Mulberry, Vanessa Bruno, Kate Spade, Prada, Trussardi proved to be more original than their colleagues. In their collections can be found many coats design such as capes or poncho. This type supposes a broad piece of material with special cutouts for head and hands.
Oversize Coats Fall-Winter 2016-2017
The oversize style continues its triumphant march on the fashion catwalk. Currently, it is not just a term but a real vital choice for most women. The fashion on such extra broad forms yet emerged in the 80’s and since then, is in continuous improvement and evolution. The enthusiasm to work with oversize style sometimes reach some absolutely incredible sizes – avant-gardes can create some such bulky items that for sure will not be wearing any woman in the world. But we will not discuss on these fantastic examples. Modern women prefer yet wearable clothing. Oversize style is ideal if used sparingly, as demonstrated once again by fashion connoisseurs as Valentino, Victoria Beckham, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, Delpozo, Emilia Wickstead, Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci, Marques’ Almeida, womens Marc Jacobs, Luisa Beccaria, Ellery, Emilio Pucci, Altuzarra.
Military style coats
The military theme does not want to leave its peak position. Therefore, if you have a coat in the closet that resembles a military coat, do not rush to hide it too far. Instead, fastly prepare it for next cold season. Examples of fashionable Military style coats can be found in the lines Ermanno Scervino, womens dress coats 2017 John Galliano, Burberry, Coach, 1941, Tibi, Tommy Hilfiger, Mulberry, Derek Lam. It’s absolutely fascinating how such specific designs can be matched with sport shoes, boots, dresses, pants and other accessories and modern clothing.
Collars, Boas and Fur Sleeves
Fur trimming with is still a trend that never ceases to be in demand several consecutive seasons. And it’s not just the lining or fur collar. From today, fur may be present on the sleeves or on a part thereof, on the pockets, hems, waist, etc. Very required proved to be fur boas. Examples where fur has been used can be found in Anya Hindmarch, Antonio Marras, Toga, MSGME, Andrew Gn, Alberta Ferretti, Dries Van Noten, Dennis Basso, Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Clein, Agnova collections.
Bulky and quilted coats are a masterpiece of modern fashion. As soon as they appeared on the podiums, they conquered the hearts and minds of many fashionistas. These “puff jackets” immediately became the main heroes of fashion shows, and not incidentally – wearing such eiderdown, you feel really protected by any freak of nature. Some designs look even like some thick blankets (Alexander McQueen, Luisa Beccaria), while others lightweight coats-jackets (Fendi, Lacoste, Osman, Sonia Rykiel, Tory Burch, Stella McCartney).
Fur coats have become a classic of winter fashion. These clothing items created from natural fur, have become devoid of thousands of fashionistas wardrobe. From year to year more and more designers invent new fur designs, imposing women to open their wallets wider and wider. But it seems that ladies are not too opposed to this. In a luxurious fur, you can feel a true queen and in addition, it will perfectly protect you from the outside cold. In the new cold season, furs are offered by virtually all brands. Such diversity can be confusing to even the most sophisticated lady. A special place occupied colored designs (Ellery, Dries Van Noten, Au Jour Jour them, Libertine, Fendi, Iceberg, Burberry, Chloe, Max Mara, Dennis Basso, Creatures of the Wind, Marco de Vincenzo). The most popular have been shown to be deep red, the green, red and blue, although there have been encountered other shades.
Anna Sui, Fendi, Rodarte, 3.1 Phillip Plein have launched spotted furs, as well as furs executed in the patchwork technique.
Prada, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, No.21, BCBG Max Azria, Bibhu Mohapatra, Akris, Christian Dior opted for the fur in natural shades.
Alberta Ferretti and many other brands have used fur only as decoration.
Sheepskin and Karakul
It is impossible not to mention the enormous amount of sheepskin and karakul coats. Such fur clothing looks not only expensive, but also very original. They may be also in various colors (Emilio de la Morena, Gucci, Mulberry, Nina Ricci, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Anna Sui, Carven, Christopher Kane, Max Mara, Lanvin).
Anya Hindmarch, Alberta Ferretti Antonio Marras, Blumarine, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Edun, Fendi, Libertine, Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Mother of Pearl, as always, were the runners-leading, featuring a huge choice of ways of decorating coats. We can meet designs with applied flowers and decorative seams, many frills, feathers, applications of squares, multicolored embroidery in bright shades, original pockets, contrast inserts, and many more. These decorating tricks are very solicited because immediately make a coat stand out from many others. Wearing such a coat, you will certainly not go unnoticed!
Fashionable coats in the same shade as clothes
This is another trend of the season, namely the coat that entirely mimics the shade of the rest of the outfit, although most brands had completely monochromatic looks. For example, in the collections of Gucci are met furs repeating the color of the headweat, of the bag, tights and shoes. While other brands, recommends coat execution only in the shade of one clothwear (e.g., skirt or blouse – Milly). There are options which not only colors are of a kind, but also prints. The entire range of monochromatic looks was presented by Nina Ricci, Michael Kors, Max Mara, Prabal Gurung, Marco de Vincenzo, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Sui, Emanuel Ungaro.
Choosing the best color in fashion is very difficult because every season, designers offer a large choice of shades. The new season also gave us a lot of current colors. As always, the favorite proved to be achromatic (gray, black and white). There are many white coats (Brock Collection, Christian Dior, Delpozo, Dion Lee, Ermanno Scervino, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Toga, Veronique Branquinho, Versace). Black and gray designs are found in Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Isabel Marant, Aquilano collections.
H&M, Boss, Valentino and Tome had presented beige and ivory designs; Bibhu Mohapatra and Christian Siriano – red; Emilio Pucci and Christian Dior – orange; Topshop Unique, Christian Dior, Escada, Dior Chrstian – khaki, olive and green; Escada and J. JS Lee – yellow; Temperley London, Elie Tahari, Roland Mouret, MSGME – blue, purple and lilac; Creatures of the Wind, 3.1 Phillip Lim – brick; Acne Studios, MSGME – turquoise.
Besides the range of fashion colors, designers propose us fabrics with modern prints. Leaders have become animal, geometric and floral prints.
The new autumn-winter season is remarkable through its passion for animal prints. The first place is occupied by leopard. Actual are also zebra and reptile prints. Examples can be seen in the collections of Bottega Veneta, Blumarine, Cushnie et Ochs, Isabel Marant, Dennis Basso, Custo Barcelona, Dries Van Noten, Ermanno Scervino, Givenchy.
The second place is awarded to plaid (Anya Hindmarch, Blumarine, Balenciaga, Burberry, Isabel Marant, Iceberg, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Etro, Burberry, Tods, Salvatore Ferragamo).
Another contender of the leading place is the floral print. It has found its place on designs from Erdem, Giorgio Armani, Milly, MSGME, Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana.
Besides those listed stripes, abstraction, large dots, zigzags will also be current (Victoria Beckham, Missoni, Jeremy Scott, Anya Hindmarch, Salvatore Ferrahamo, MSGM).
Here comes to a end this fashion review on best coats in autumn-winter 2016-217. So, brands again take into consideration the interests and tastes of every woman, featuring a huge selection of patterns and silhouettes. The choice is exclusively yours!
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