Extraordinary Winter Wonderland – Shaggy Coats, Shearling Jackets & Wool Gilets.
by Daniel Haim
Why not embrace the onset of the cold winter months? With an extraordinary winter wonderland as the backdrop for Eniko Mihalik to parade the sumptuous styling of Julia von Boehm, the animal props add an extra element to paint a picture of a mystical icy paradise. The irony of showcasing fur with live animals is not lost on me, however this is not a political discussion and one of pure aesthetics. Therefore it’s time for a Wintershop Boutique, hand-picked shaggy coats, shearling jackets and wool gilets. It’s time to get tactile as outerwear turns textured for winter.
Give every look a textural twist with Milly’s shearling and patent-leather bag. The perfect accessory to welcome in the new season, wear it with statement knitwear for directional off-duty chic.
Vince’s brown shearling coat is the ultimate cold-weather coverup. Fend off the elements in style with this hooded piece, wearing it over everything from dressed-down denim to fluid maxi dresses for a versatile winter look.
Tory Burch’s fall collection was inspired by the English countryside, and these plaid tweed and dark-brown leather ankle boots are a great way to channel the look. Lined in cozy shearling with gripped rubber soles, they’ll see you through every country jaunt this winter – just add a parka for instant rural chic.
Re-energize every look with Missoni’s crochet-knit zigzag scarf. Layer it over a turtleneck sweater and leather jacket for a cozy downtown combination.
Beautifully crafted outerwear is a FW11 essential, so invest in this shearling aviator jacket from cool design duo KAUFMANFRANCO. Balance the wide collar with the waist-cinching belt, styling with skinny jeans and ankle boots for daytime glamour.
Statement boots are an essential on every fashionista’s winter wish list, and Brian Atwood’s vertiginous suede pair exude signature glamour. Pull them on with everything from mini skirts to skinny pants to stamp your look with instant cool.
Karl Donoghue’s soft shearling earmuffs are the ultimate in cozy luxury. Wear them with layered chunky knitwear and an oversized scarf to top off winter looks in style.
This season’s must-have coats are a cool hybrid of textures and styles, and McQ Alexander McQueen’s shearling and knitted-sleeve design is perfectly in tune with the trend. Work the brand’s modern take on heritage with tartan skinny pants and toe-cap boots.
See by Chloé’s shearling-trimmed textured-leather ankle boots are a cozy cold-weather solution. Wear this dark-brown pair from work to weekend with skinny jeans and layered knits.
Chloé’s ‘Darla’ shoulder bag is a sophisticated vintage-inspired carryall. In luxuriously soft chocolate and olive-brown leather, this spacious piece will add retro appeal to every outift. Carry it with shades of tan and caramel for a chic tone-on-tone palette.
For a fresh outerwear alternative to classic black when the temperature drops, try rag & bone’s off-white canvas coat with stone leather panels. We love the cozy shearling-trimmed hood – wear yours with a neutral shift and boots for instant urban cool.