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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

04.10.12

With the winter chill on the horizon, now is the time to invest in your brand new winter coat. Whether you're after an oversized shape or a defined silhouette, our AW12 outerwear edit has all you need to stay wonderfully wrapped up in style.

KEEP IT MINIMAL

Contemporary zips and minimalist styling will help you stay ahead-of-the-moment this season.

Lois coat

 

 

BIG AND BOLD

AW12 is all about volume, with oversized cocoon shapes truly taking centre stage.

Lois coat, Candice shorts, Bailly boots

 

REWORK A CLASSIC

Forget its sailor man roots, the fitted pea coat is an essential piece of outerwear for every woman in 2012.

Violetta peacoat, Deanna knit

LAYER UP

The best thing about a lightweight coat is that it's ideal for layering. Make a bold statement by wearing over a checked knit.

Violetta peacoat,  Deanna knit, Joanna trousers, Cassidy loafers

FAR AND WIDE

Pull up a wide collar this season to prove that more is more when it comes to the silhouette of your coat.

Laurent coat

CREATE CONTRAST

Keep your look right up to date this winter by opting for a contrasting panelled design.

Laurent coat, Dylan trousers, Nadeen belt, Jojo gloves.

FEEL THE NIP

Finish off your look by adding a belt; perfect for accentuating your figure by nipping in your stomach.

Laurent coat, Dylan trousers, Nadeen belt, Jojo gloves, Bailly boots

 

LIVE LONG

From desk to dinner, a calf-hitting coat is always a suitable outerwear option.

Reid coat, Joanna trousers, Juno loafers

 

LAY BACK

Life can get pretty hectic at times. Keep it laid back by wrapping up in a coat with a relaxed shape.

Reid coat

 

 

OUTSTANDING OUTLINES

Strike a strong silhouette this season with a neat collar, on-trend dropped shoulders and a curved hem.

Sally coat, Tivetson knit, Paris trousers, Lotta boots

 

 

NIP IT IN THE BUD

Nip your waist in with a skinny belt to create the perfect silhouette this winter.

Sally coat, Tivetson knit,  Paris trousers, Lotta boots

 

 

TIP YOUR HAT

Give a classic style a contemporary twist by adding an oversized fedora to your ensemble.

Marbella coat, Tivetson knit, Jagger leggings, Ryder hat.

FIT AND FLARE

An accentuated silhouette is big news this season. Pull the look off with ease by reaching for a fit-and-flare style.

Marbella coat, Tivetson knit, Jagger leggings, Ryder hat, Vichy boots.

 

 

CAPED WONDER

A cape-like jacket is perfect for between seasons; the key is to layer up and keep it minimal.

Benois roll neck, Neeve leather cape

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

Channel your inner madame by layering up in a chic cropped leather cape.

Benois roll neck, Neeve leather cape

 

 

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About the Shoot

There are many reasons we would choose summer over winter. The sunshine, the beach and the bright blue skies all give us reason to look forward to the season. There’s one thing though, that winter will always have over summer. Unparalleled style.

Who can deny that they don't secretly long to wrap up in a luxurious winter coat? Summer’s heat can grow tiresome and autumn’s rain is a nuisance, however the winter chill can be instantly diminished with a chunky piece of outerwear. Not to mention, they look effortlessly chic.

So with countless styles to go for, the big question is which one will you choose this year?

Well, the obvious answer is you need a coat for every occasion and every mood. The most important thing to consider for AW12 is the significance of shape.

Cocoon shapes are big news this season, proving that more truly is more when it comes to size. In biology, cocoons are of course used for metamorphosis, which is why they’re the perfect shape of outerwear to reside in through to spring.

Elsewhere, there’s a different approach to the season’s outerwear shape on offer. From curved hems and neat collars to fit-and-flare designs, strike a directional silhouette this season in a tailored style.

AW12 is also all about giving classic styles contemporary updates, allowing established designs to be kept fresh.

The pea coat is the perfect example of this, a style that started its life as a popular choice for sailor men. In 2012, the pea coat has made a contemporary, feminine comeback thanks to its fitted shape. All aboard.

So thanks to the winter coat, we now have reason to love this beautiful season and might even take a trip or two to the beach. Cocooned, of course.

Browse our essential range of coats and jackets now.