The fall/winter 2016 runways were a boon for fashionable Canadians, as beautiful, heavy-duty outerwear took top billing in both the men’s and women’s collections. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the top runway-inspired coat trends this season, and where you can find them right now at Square One. Winter is coming—you might as well look stylish while keeping warm!
The trend: Fashion puffers
As spotted everywhere from Balenciaga to Stella McCartney and Vêtements, the down-filled parka received a total style overhaul this season. For bonus points, look for supersized designs in eye-catching primary colours that are sure to make a bold statement.
The trend: City plaid
Checked coats were de rigeur at both the men’s shows, including Bottega Veneta and Junya Watanabe, and in the women’s collections at Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham. Modern, architectural cuts and ultra-luxurious yarns update this old-fashioned staple for fall.
The trend: Big shearling
From abbreviated car coats to supersized toppers, models walked the runways at BCBGMAXAZRIA and Burberry in winterized, cozy outerwear. Rock an oversized all-over coat for a high-fashion message, or just embrace a sleek, faux-fur style with plenty of great texture.
The trend: Toggle deluxe
Designers such as Derek Lam, Joseph Altuzarra, and Prabal Gurung updated the preppy toggle coat for fall, adding oversized toggles to their most covetable wool coats. Paired with plush cashmere and luxe furs, these toggle coats are the perfect day-to-night outerwear option.