Posts Tagged ‘outerwear’


Anna Wintour proudly declared, “coats are the new handbag,” in the current September issue of Vogue. I couldn’t agree more. Braving single-digit temperatures paired with wind, rain, snow, sleet and just unfriendly conditions is something we’re all going to be re-living soon. In addition to the requisite, mid-winter visit to Miami, I’ve always been an advocate for luxurious outerwear – I mean, if you’re going to be wearing a coat every single day for seven months, it might as well be good quality and gorgeous. And the right coat can actually alleviate seasonal depression – or I’d be willing to bet my money on it. Read the rest of this entry »


Anja Rubik in Vogue Paris shot by Inez & Vinoodh 

This particular Celine coat is ubiquitous this season in editorials and subsequently, our collective fashion unconscious. Its strength is patently obvious: the trompe l’oeil knotted coat sleeves (hush, Geoffrey Beene). Instead of function, the sleeves are reduced (or elevated) to beauty without practicality. While other designers add hyperbolic shoulders and pompous peplums in order to re-invent the wheel, Phoebe Philo just tied a knot and changed everything. Now, I’ve seen this coat in countless editorials already, but this punk version with Anja is just the top! And white pants, every girl needs (winter white) white pants this Fall.

Outerwear is a Canadian runway favourite – with more than half of the year spent in jackets, coats and down filled bombers, Rudsak makes dressing for the colder months something Canadians can look forward to. This season’s Fall/Winter collection showcased mixed fabrics and textures, with pops of neutral colours alongside the stalwart black attributed to the Rudsak name. “I think the technology has evolved. It’s easier to mix different fabrics and different hardwares onto the basic outerwear garment. I think people want that – as long as it’s not too much”, says Asatoorian backstage after the show.

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