Oversize coats are making a BIG statement this season. Summer styles are cooling off as fall looks are beginning to emerge. This season’s fall and winter must-haves are nodding to the generous cuts of designer collections for inspiration. Three fall/ winter 2012 collections caught our eye as the quintessential looks leading the pack for this trend of generous proportions.
Jil Sanders’ collection strays away from the norm in terms of winter hues; and instead offers a refreshing take on the winter coat. Her blush palate of pinks, shades of blue, and taupes compliment one’s complexion as they liven up the winter wardrobe. Add in a radiant red coat for a pop of color and you can instantly see why her collection is one of our favorites.
The Chanel fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection looked to the dark side this year as Karl Lagerfeld incorporated earthy tones into his designs. Straying away from the monochromatic colors, which dominated the collections of last fall, Lagerfeld’s addition of color in a style mimicking Czech cubism is a welcome change.
While Lagerfeld’s collection takes a cue from color, the ultimate contrast to winter’s grays and charcoal can be found in Céline’s pre-fall 2012 read-to-wear collection. Creative Director Phoebe Philo still incorporated shadowy shades; however she also found inspiration in the sunnier side with an oversized sunflower felted wool coat.
Paired with jeans and a sweater or draped over an evening look, these larger than life coats forego tailored silhouettes while still creating an aesthetically appealing fit. Forgoing tailored silhouettes may prove to be the coziest of any collection. Don’t believe us? Try these couture coats on for size.
From top to bottom (left to right): Vionnet Jacquard coat, Chalayan Signature Station Pocket neon mesh and wool-felt coat , Vanessa Bruno Athé Textured-pattern knitted coat, Haider Ackermann Wool-blend felt coat, The Row Nesjen leather coat, Erdem Cenna wool-blend tweed coat, Kain Orelia leather-trimmed wool coat, Boy. By Band of Outsiders Oversized camel coat