Winter knocks at my door

Ludmila Corlateanu:Made for Supergirls FW 2011-2012

Until the late 19th century, women preferred to wear capes, instead of wearing coats. This was because the clothes worn then was difficult to wear under a coat. However, the sports activities, became more popular, day dresses became more popular and less bulky, so that women can wear them. The newspapers of the early 20th century were full of advertisements for practical yet elegant coats. The suppliers of this new type of garment recorded a steadily growing demand, and coat departments in large stores became increasingly important.

Fendi FW 2012-2013

Burberry Prorsum FW 2012-2013

Because the ladies’ coat developed relatively late and was therefore unable to fall back on traditional examples, its designers turned to the classics in men’s fashion for inspiration, at least as far as daywear was concerned. Consequently a woman’s wardrobe may contain a number of well known, traditional designs with this inspiration, ranging from the chesterfield coat with velvet collar to the sporty polo coat with patch pockets, in the other hand, fashion designers created very feminine silhouettes for evening wear, and the fashion for fur developed its own interpretation of the coat.

Marni FW 2012-2013

After World War II, haute couture also began to concentrate on coat design, which now had to reflect the fashion of the day. The coat’s length had to follow that of the dress or skirt, as a result of which coats became very short in the 1960s, when designers created a simple but very elegant coats.

Cedric Charlier FW 2012-2013

In our days, the winter coats are the key fashion trend of the season.With a fitted silhouette and a mantle coat, coat in a form of a bell and a trapezium are very popular. Also the middle of the knee and midi coats lengh are feminine and chic , but don’t forget about long models to the floor which are actual, though they are not so practical.

Emilio Pucci FW 2012-2013

In accordance to the main trends, the color palette of women’s coats of fall/winter 2012-2013 is made of subdued and bright colors and details of natural palette. But do not forget about black, white and contrasts: color blocks and black and white combinations are also relevant.

Alexander Wang FW 2012-2013

Gianfranco Ferre FW 2012-2013


Burberry coat

Balenciaga stilettos pumps

Jason Wu satchel handbag


Valentino leather glove

Adriana Papell Velvet Party Dress

Which one is your favorite?



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