The lines are officially, and happily, blurred between the catwalk and the streets. There's no urban wardrobe staple too gangster for the runway, according to the A/W 15 collections. We're totally adept at wearing premium trainers with our chichi dresses, silk bomber jackets are a key piece on the FROW and sports luxe has been a mainstream trend for a fashion age.
Fendi upped its street cred for A/W 15 with statement down-filled puffa jackets and coats that wouldn't be out of place on the ski slopes of Aspen, nor on a Yeezy Season 1 enthusiast. We're literally holding our breath for a Kardashian to reach for the Dion Lee quilted satin coat and it's a matter of time before London's mercury falls so low, everyone starts wearing down-filled cover-ups. The December issue of Vogue declares that a 'puff piece' is on the team's wish-list. So, what's the fuss about? Simply that we never thought that we'd be placing the following words in the same sentence: shell down-filled coats are in vogue. Would you look at that?
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Catwalk Notes: Matching shearling boots and handbag? Check. Supersize down coat? You bet. Fendi took the streetwise puffa silhouette to new extremes. Warning: This look is only for the bold at heart.
Catwalk Notes: With architectural panache and an ultra-cosy lining, you'll feel like you're still warm in bed while heading out into the big smoke. Style it just like the runway look with a retro pencil skirt and directional leather ankle boots.
Catwalk Notes: The ladylike version of the down-filled puffa has landed. Look no further for an evening coat that'll keep out the cold and earn you a constant stream of high-fives for style. Yes.
Catwalk Notes: A black turtleneck, super-long leather belt and classic black knee-high boots make an urbane backdrop for a statement Ermanno Scervino skirt that spells après-ski chic.
On Sarr-Jamois: Fendi bag; Gucci shoes.
Street Style Notes: Give your down-filled coat the off-duty styling treatment with bright accessories packed with personality.
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