Friday, 24 September 2010

It's Going to be a Cosy Winter

A statement coat is one of this season’s most important trends. Autumn and winter evoke a fashionable chill which urges fashionable and practical people to search and purchase the perfect coat.
The camel coat is a must have this A/W 2010 with its rich colour, beautiful texture and timeless tailoring. The camel coat is a beloved classic and design houses such as Nicole Farhi, Michael Kors and DKNY are introducing this style back into the fashion culture. With different design features and unique styling this coat will be huge this season.

Chanel have debuted their fur lined coats which are in a spectrum of natural and earth tones and different textures adding to the intrigue and representing the luxury design house to the maximum. Other coat style trends are embroidery and feathers and prints as seen at the Final Alexander Mqueen Fashion show and at the Christopher Kane Show. Maxmara, Burberry and Aquascutem are redesigning the classic mac. The timeless style of the mac is loved by everyone and was a trend that was popular last A/W. The fashion design students of Herriot Watt University in Galashiels were given a design brief to create a one of a kind mac. These designs were then showcased at the annual Herriot Watt Fashion Show, which was held in the Dovcott Gallery in Edinburgh. Inspirational, iconic and innovative, the practical Macintosh coat was given a dramatic and beautiful makeover.

The coat I will be wearing this season will be the Topshop faux leather jacket with shearling collar. (£58).  I love the shearling trend which has been seen on the catwalk and on the high street. This coat has been selling like hot cakes and was only available in a size 14 in the Topshop across the street. It is however available in all sizes on the Topshop website. See examples of Hogan and Gerard Darel’s shearling and leather jackets. Boots, knitwear and jackets are getting this woolly addition which updates the classic style. Country styling is a trend which has been seen on the runway can be easily transferred into everyday and casual styling. Country is going to be my favourite trend this winter. Chunky knitwear, riding boots and natural beautiful hair are required to complete the look.

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