Where it all began
There's been a distinct focus on Forties shapes this season, with the waist and a shapely silhouette taking centre stage. However, as much as we love a nipped waist, when it comes to outerwear specifically, we can't resist burying ourselves in a cosy cocoon coat.
Created in the 1957 by Cristobal Balenciaga, this voluminous shape which envelopes the body is a key influence for outerwear in 2012.
The key components
If you've been romanced by the cocoon coat this season, there are a few components to note, for a suitably voluminous look.