Thursday, September 09, 2010

FW 2010 Coat Trend: Camel Coat

Welcome the coat season, one might think F/W is always a coat season, but this time it is different, everyone’s doing coats in their collections. Why coats? Whitles chief excutive Shephersdson tells British Vogue “partly because many of us had not bought a new coat last year, and were feeling the need for something exciting.” 

From white collarless egg shell coloured to shearling and military tapping; extra large checks, brushed wool to herringbone; parkas, masculine tailored blazers to the good old trench; this is the coat season. Get ready ladies, a well made coat is always an investment, be prepared to splurge. It is an investment especially when one day the coat at the back of your closet will be revived, like the most-hyped-about-coat this season, the camel coat (obviously with updates). Refinery29 even specifically looks out for a camel coat feature in their Battle of the September Issues.

On the runway there are quite a number of variations, different shades, different textures and cuts. Michael Kors does it masculine and lengthy, with edgy slits at the elbow. Plasticized by Muiccia with a sweet knit and fur collar. Think sandy golden hues at MaxMara, who is also the home of this camel coat. It is structured, clean and collarless with wide sleeves at 3.1 Phillip Lim,  hooded and cape like at Chloé and Alexander Wang.


Tailored Military: Try the double breasted coat with an inverted pleat at the back from BB Dakota or the military inspired one with a tiered bottom from Express. Go luxe with a beigey tone from Massimo Dutti and the man coat with fur by Joseph (also with a number of inspiring coats this season).  

The Trench: A classic and versatile piece, light weight too if heavy wool is not for you.

(Clockwise from top left) Exposed seam trench in dark camel from Topshop, collarless and relaxed fit trench with a leather back from Acne, a trench cape from H&M, oversized with kimono sleeves trench from Eryn Brinie and the wool and cashmere blend Icon trench with a from J Crew

Oversized and Peacoats: Relaxed and preppy, very DKNY Fall 2010.

(Clockwise from top left) Acne oversized T-shape wool coat, oversized boyfriend coat from Topshop, peacoat with military tapping from Urban Outfitters, cropped peacoat from J crew, and double breasted coat with knit inserts by M Missoni.

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