As the leaves begin to brown we see women’s outerwear bucking the trend for autumnal hues, in favour of cool wintry shades and plaid patterns. Stella McCartney and Jason Wu were among the womenswear designers embracing this aesthetic in their collections, with blazer-style jackets a key transitional coat to covet this season.
Steely hues also showed up at Lutz Huelle and Max Mara, who showed unstructured longline blazers in varying shades of grey. Christian Dior, No. 21 and Mira Mikati all chose to sidestep rainy day palates in favour of colour in their respective coat ranges, switching out dove and slate tones for forest green, red gingham and purple tartan. Maje, Sandro, Polo Ralph Lauren and Aritzia offer a great blazer selection each season, so make them your first port of call for this must-have AW21 hero piece.
The North Face
The North Face
Winter coats for her are oversized and ultra cosy for AW21, providing the perfect way to warm up when the temperatures take a dip. It’s a mood very much inspired by staying snug and spending more time indoors, with silhouettes and shapes taking a direct influence from none other than the humble dressing gown.
In a move away from structure and fit, designers are embracing comfort this season, with billowing sleeves and loose shapes replacing angular tailoring. It’s a more relaxed aesthetic than we’ve seen in recent seasons, with colour also taking a backseat in favour of tonal shades, as shown at Issey Miyake, Max Mara Atelier and Les Copains. Check out the likes of Moose Knuckles, Mackage and The NorthFace for this essential new season coat, opting for styles that wouldn’t look out of place thrown over your PJs.
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