Make It big, but only from the waist up. This high neck puffer jacket in pebble grain leather has a myriad of tricks to keep out the cold: a drawstring waist for a close fit, a detachable oversized hood that closes up to the chin, and enough extra thick insulation to brave a blizzard.
Eschewing the superfluous, Jil Sander’s discreetly double-breasted coat is an exercise in exactitude. The clean buttonless front, the clear lines, the longer length; it’s minimal, modernist and obviously masterful.
JW Anderson subverts that most staid of traditionally masculine fabrics, Prince Of Wales check, by overlaying it with a coating of reflective silver paint. With its exaggerated shawl lapel, oversized knot buttons, elongated pockets, and big cuffs on the sleeves, this coat is bright, bold and beautiful.
Color blocks of shiny green, grey, black and hazard yellow are interconnected by a series of rope ties at the waist, the arm, collar and back all in near weightless nylon. Design and construction in harmony, as it should be.
Expecting the unexpected is par for the course at Comme des Garçons and this unstructured boiled wool coat is no exception. Designed inside out, the lining becomes a decorative yet fully functional element. (one can also wear it outside in). The opening, deliberately askew, is testament to one of the brand's most prominent codes: asymmetry.