Runway-Inspired Looks

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. 

Pictured pieces available at AritziaClub Monaco, Harry Rosen, Zara

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. 

Pictured pieces available at Ann Taylor, H&MHarry Rosen, Michael Kors

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.

Pictured pieces available at Ann Taylor, Armani Exchange, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Coach, Marc Cain

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. 

Pictured pieces available at H&M, Hudson’s Bay, Simons, Zara

Truc Nguyen

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based freelance stylist, fashion editor, and writer. She’s worked as a style editor at Flare, Teen Vogue, Vogue Living, and StyleCaster​.com​​, and is a co-founder of Editors Inc​.