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Outerwear Makes a Statement – Part 2

As temperatures drop below freezing across the midwest the coats are coming out of the closet! For many it will mean heading out this weekend to find that special new coat to make a clear fashion statement before winter really settles in. Here are a few tips to make sure you are on top of the outerwear trends for fall/winter 2014-2015.

Saint Laurent - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Saint Laurent – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Chloé - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Chloé – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Victoria Beckham - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Victoria Beckham – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

When it comes to outerwear,  classic shapes and materials will always be on trend.   A proper coat is a key investment piece in any wardrobe and good classic design will carry through from season to season and across most dressing occasions.  Among our favorite classic looks is tweed, the noble woolen that never gets old and always manages to surprise with its distinctive texture and nuanced hues. A hot look for the season?  A rich tweed menswear- tailored overcoat is the ticket.

Isabel Marant - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Isabel Marant – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Fendi - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Fendi – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Did the Scottish independence referendum guide a true tartan revolution for Fall 2014-Winter 2015?  One might think so as plaids seemed to show a strong presence on the runways for this season.   Among the more popular plaid looks was a bolder windowpane treatment that had a  slightly retro feel.  The hipster revolution may be winding down by now, but some of these  looks appear to cater to that aesthetic.  Will we see more of this in the coming seasons?

Salvatore Ferragamo - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Salvatore Ferragamo – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rodarte - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rodarte – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rag & Bone - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rag & Bone – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

One of our favorite wool treatments is mohair, looking at once cozy, luxurious and fur-like. Fall 2014-Winter 2015 is reintroducing mohair in creative new adaptations in a veritable rainbow of colors.  This luxurious textile is surprisingly versatile and nearly as light as a feather, making it especially attractive to designers. Mohair makes for a  great wool “statement”  coat with a twist, particularly with the addition of a great fur trim or accent.

Céline - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Céline – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Topshop - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Topshop – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Paul Smith - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Paul Smith – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

With the accent on outerwear designers flexed their creative muscles and fur provided the perfect palette.  Long-haired furs are really getting the star treatment this season along with some innovative shearling treatments that included longer fur lengths and couture coloring. Long-haired goat referenced the monkey fur styles of the 1920’s and provided plenty of dramatic flair.  Combinations of fur types are also popular this season along with dying furs in wildly creative ways.

Gucci - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Gucci – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Dolce & Gabbana - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Dolce & Gabbana – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Emporio Armani - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Emporio Armani – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rodarte - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rodarte – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Bottega Veneta - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Bottega Veneta – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Prada - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Prada – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

This season make your fashion statement with outerwear.  There are plenty of great options to keep you warm and cozy and looking great.