Great news, fashion friends: Puffa jackets are still cool news for this winter. This season some of the most unlikely brands get involved in the ever-growing movement for quilted coats: Alexander McQueen, Pucci and Roksanda offered up more refined versions should something too rough 'n' ready and genuinely practical feel like something you're allergic to. Although, other leading names such as J.W.Anderson and Prada contributed with more down-to-earth weekend-worthy versions. Suffice to say, the outerwear trend has risen from streetwear roots to rather lofty, high-fashion territory in 2018.
Style Notes: Natalie Joos gave us a lesson in layering here, opting for a belted Ienki Ienki jacket and styling the statement piece with a striped roll-neck worn underneath, and supersized Perspex earrings.
The puffa made a comeback a few seasons ago when a host of street style stars and brands (ahem, Balenciaga and Marques'Almeida) decided to scale up proportions and make XXL statement coats.
Many took them out for a spin and realised not only did they look good, but they felt flippin' excellent too: Being warm has never been so stylist. So until now, we've had never wanted to get our hands on a technically advanced jacket, but from Moncler's down and goose stuffed puffa to Uniqlo's lightweight down jacket (that works great as a heated holder), the winter game is forever changed.
High-tech brands are now so cool, in fact, that denim label R13 has decided to team up with mountain expert brand Brumal for a special puffa collaboration—and the result is excellent. Whether you need a weekend warmer, want to leave the house for the weekly commute in your duvet or want to go for a full fashion statement, upgrade your outerwear collection with a seriously cosy puffa coat now.
Attack of the Supersize Puffas
This Prada number is certainly not for the fainthearted. Go all-out in this bold, long-line puffa.
This vintage graffiti puffa may be the most "extra" of the ones we've found.
We're obsessed with this half-puffa style that incorporates a trench coat on the lower half.
This ultra-black wet-look puffa comes complete with all the trimmings.
When the cold really hits, you'll be over the moon that you own this full-length style that you can zip right up to your ears.
We're so into this collaboration and the supersized scale of this jacket.
The Genuinely Practical Puffas
This doubles up as a great under layer with another coat.
Moncler's legendary puffas are loved by celebrities across the globe.
Our throw-on gym jacket now doubles up as our favourite weekend puffa.
A fleece-lined puffa is exactly what we need when it comes to weekends away in the country.
This leather puffa not only looks super smart because of the fabric, but it will also be one of the most practical items in your wardrobe.
The Cropped Puffas
Did we mention we're really into checks?
High shine is top of our wish list this season, so this is ticking all the trend boxes.
This may just be one of our favourite new puffa-coat brands.
This is giving us serious retro vibes and will look great with jeans and combat boots.
The Puffas That Could Be Duvets
We're actually desperate to get into this coat, belt it up and never take it off.
Zara always brings us the very best puffas we can snuggle up in winter after winter.
It's safe to say we're ready to go into hibernation for the winter.
This recycled down puffa collection by Arket is one of the best things to have come out for winter so far.
A designer duvet that's more than acceptable to wear outside? We're sold.