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Must-have outerwear for fall/winter 2023

From the puffer jacket to the maxi coat

Must-have outerwear for fall/winter 2023 From the puffer jacket to the maxi coat
Stella McCartney
Lady D - Bacon
Staud
Lady D - TommyNow
Prada
Roksanda
Patou
Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini
Loewe
Kenzo
Tod's
Moncler 2 1952
Sacai
Off-White
Dolce & Gabbana
Dsquared2
Longchamp
Givenchy
Boss
Max Mara
Diane Keaton - Cos
Sharon Stone - Giada
Michelle Pfeiffer - Del Core
Julia Roberts - Miu Miu
Versace
Cavalli
Adam Lippes
Blumarine
Ganni
Yohji Yamamoto
Saint Laurent
Ambush
Valentino
Trussardi
Tod's
Plan C
MM6
Tod's
Amelia Earhart - Miu Miu
Jean Shrimpton - Yuhan Wang
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - Tod's
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - Chanel
Tod's
Libertine
Ralph Lauren
Prada
Saint Laurent
Victoria Beckham
Rokh
Agnona
Alberta Ferretti
MSGM
Sportmax
Chanel
Prada
Thom Browne
Rokh
Stella McCartney
Jil Sander
Palm Angeles
Etro
Ferrrari
Agnona
Zadig & Voltaire
Off-White
Rag & Bone
Miu Miu
Sacai
Prada
Louis Vuitton
Yuhan Wang
Catherine Deneuve - Chloè
Max Mara
Bottega Veneta
Coperni
Chloè
Michael Kors

That time of year has come when a denim jacket or trench coat is no longer enough. The temperature drops is all we want is a garment that wraps us up, keeps us warm and makes us feel beautiful. For some it's a brightly colored puffer jacket, for others it's a minimal black coat, and for still others it's a maxi coat with oversized proportions that defends us from every gust of wind. Designers are well aware of this and every year they offer us endless variations of models often inspired by icons of the past or trying to intercept the trends of the moment. But how do we juggle this magnum sea of proposals without being enchanted by every mermaid call, every shimmer or feather placed on collars and sleeves to convince us that yes, we really do need a new coat?

Here are the 5 outerwear must-haves for fall/winter 2023.

 

Aviator coats and jackets

Amelia Earhart - Miu Miu
Tod's
Agnona
Zadig & Voltaire
Ferrrari
Etro
Palm Angeles
Off-White
Rag & Bone
Miu Miu
Sacai
Prada
Louis Vuitton

Fashion has decreed its fall/winter muse: Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic. Just look at Miu Miu fashion show, where a model looked awfully like the famous American aviatrix, complete with leather cargo pants and an ultra-cropped flight jacket. This military-derived garment is established as the big outerwear trend of the year so much so that according to Stylight, it recorded an increase in clicks of as much as 218 percent in October 2022 compared to the same period last year. Louis Vuitton, Sacai, Ami, Rag & Bone, Ferrari, Prada and many others presented it on the catwalk, declining it in maxi, but especially cropped versions, in classic black or brown, but also in red, yellow or electric blue. Pairing it is easier than you might think. It works with jeans like Kelly McGillis wore it in Top Gun, with a pleated skirt or cargo pants like Earhart, the female aviators of the 1950s or Ursula Andress in the film The Blue Max.

 

Teddy coat

Jean Shrimpton - Yuhan Wang
Catherine Deneuve - Chloè
Max Mara
Bottega Veneta
Coperni
Rokh
Stella McCartney
Jil Sander
Chloè
Yuhan Wang

Super warm, soft, fluffy and fun. Teddy coats invaded the FW22 collections, appearing at CoperniBottega VenetaChloèRokhYuhan Wang and Max Mara and winning over the public who sought them out 102% more times than last winter. Most of the brands chose the usual range of shades from caramel to butter, while others, for example Cos, dared with brighter shades such as purple. More interesting solution than the classic fake fur, this super comfortable garment has in the texture its statement element. So better to opt for cocoon or essential silhouettes and basic details such as buttons or a belt at the waist as in the models worn in the 1960s by Catherine Deneuve and Jean Shrimpton.

 

Maxi coats

Diane Keaton - Cos
Julia Roberts - Miu Miu
Michelle Pfeiffer - Del Core
Sharon Stone - Giada
Versace
Cavalli
Adam Lippes
Blumarine
Ganni
Yohji Yamamoto
Saint Laurent
Ambush
Valentino
Trussardi
Tod's
Plan C
MM6
Max Mara
Boss
Givenchy
Stella McCartney

The icons of reference are the movie stars at the turn of the late 1980s and early 1990s, such as Diane Keaton, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, and Michelle Pfeiffer. They all had it in their closets and sported it regularly, but they still do today because the maxi coat, with its sophisticated allure never goes out of style. Just ask those who keep looking for it on Stylight (+68%) or Saint Laurent, Sportmax, Valentino, Ambush, Del Core, Givenchy and all the maisons that have included it in their collections. Beautiful in any color declination, from black to camel, red to fuchsia, it is perfect to elevate any outfit. The important thing is that it is tailored cut, very long, just above the ankle or, even better, skimming, like a cloak in which to wrap yourself to face the frost and grayness of our cities. If you want to be on trend, opt for oversized proportions or double-breasted silhouettes, with a military mood.

 

Wool coats

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - Tod's
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy - Chanel
Michael Kors
Thom Browne
Prada
Chanel
Sportmax
MSGM
Alberta Ferretti
Agnona
Rokh
Victoria Beckham
Tod's
Libertine
Ralph Lauren
Prada
Saint Laurent

We all have at least one in our closet. There are those who prefer it in black and wear it as if it were a sort of seasonal uniform, those who have always dreamed of buying a vintage, camel one by Max Mara, and those who have so many that they change shape and color depending on the outfit of the moment. True wool coat purists love essential, almost masculine silhouettes (if it still makes sense to call them that), reminiscent of the designs beloved by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. This year, clicks from those looking for the perfect one are up 43 percent over last year with an increased focus on materials and sustainable aspects of the product. Is substance becoming more important than aesthetics? Yes, if we are talking about essentials like the wool coat.

 

The puffer jackets

Lady D - TommyNow
Lady D - Bacon
Patou
Roksanda
Prada
Staud
Moncler 2 1952
Tod's
Kenzo
Loewe
Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini
Sacai
Off-White
Dolce & Gabbana
Dsquared2
Longchamp

In cold seasons, the world is divided between those who wear coats and those who prefer down coats. Fans of the latter, as well as Lady D, find it more functional, comfortable, warm, and many consider it a kind of investment that once purchased is worn for multiple seasons on any occasion. That must be why Stylight users clicked on the category only 12 percent more than last year. Nevertheless, brands from Moncler to The North Face, Tommy Hilfiger to Kenzo, continue to give us new versions. Want to try something unusual and a little bit prissy? Take a trip to the website of Selkie, a brand famous for its romantic Marie Antoinette aesthetic.