If you’ve long had a penchant for leopard-printed coats—whether they’re on the backs of modern muses like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung or draped over the shoulders of throwback style icons (hello, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl)—this winter may be your favourite fashion season to date. Not only is leopard print back in a major way, but there’s also a whole new feel to it courtesy of Victoria Beckham and the likes of Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Sacai and Calvin Klein.
Sure, leopard-print jackets have made an annual appearance this time of year for the past few decades, but this time round, it's set to be less about retro faux fur (although it’s doubtful we’ll ever see this drop off completely) and more about sleek, grown-up finishes. VB made the case for heavier form-fitting fabrics with her standout chenille trench coat on the New York Fashion Week runway whilst Tom Ford offered up a puffer-inspired spin. Even Julia Restoin-Roitfeld sat front row in London wearing a flattened faux coat from House of Fluff.