The coat is that garment which set the tone of the fall-winter 2016-2017 season creating new fashion trends, stylistic decisions and prints. Even if the colors range from fashion catwalks is not very original, diversity of patterns, prints and materials enjoy fashionistas eyes that are just waiting to renew their wardrobe.
The main trend of “warm” collections is the oversize style that is not going to leave the fashion catwalks several consecutive seasons. These are fashionable cocoon coats, overcoats in A, with free cut without decorations, or rather, with huge collars, pockets and fur trimming, which gives even more volume.
This season, the complicated cut of the sleeve is also very actual. This trick visually rounds the shoulder line, making the coat look even more perfect. Despite specific tailoring, such patterns are ideal in any look and can be matched even with sport shoes.
The classical style returns on the opposite site of oversize clothes, essential for creating office looks. To be a fashionable, you should opt for patterns in two rows of buttons, with classic or trapeze and straight cut, similar to those from Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior and Jil Sander.
The actual lenght is mid high and in neutral shades: black and white.
Cape and poncho style coats
Of all less common designs look cape-style coats, ponchos and shawls. Original Designs enjoy our eyes in Balmain, Chloé, Delpozo, Derek Lam, Gucci, Missoni collections.
Due to the diversity of designs, the cape style coat will be ideal for any style: classic, casual, sports, both for casual as well as for evening looks.
Sleeveless designs look very beautiful and creative although their practicality is very doubtful. But many fashionistas believe that such a coat is perfect for fall, especially if the sleeveless coat is matched with a pair of long gloves.
Short Coats Fall-Winter 2016-2017
The early fall and the end of warm days dictates us the new fashion trends. First, it reflects on length. Thus, in the foreground appear shorter patterns, especially those above the knee. In addition, no matter how comfortable and practical the jackets are, the so loved by the majority casual style, it is practically impossible without a short coat.
As for the cut, actual are classic double breasted or claspless designs, blazer type coats as well as intricate designs. The important thing is to not forget that despite coat, the bottom of the look must be narrowed: pencil skirt, tight fit pants or skinny jeans.
Like one year ago, the most actual coat length is the length up to the ankle or even up to the floor. Here one thing should be taken into consideration: the coat must be as simple as possible.
Only one type of decoration is allowed and that is the fur trimming, a waist band or a belt.
On the other side of elegance and femininity, the grunge style returns on fashion catwalks. Until now, everything was very predictable and monotonous: the trench coat can be worn with stiletto shoes, the coat and cape with high boots, while coats in navy style with masculine boots. In the grunge style everything is absolutely opposite.
This season, all features of grunge style are visible, designers harmonize what apparently can not be matched: an office coat with artificial fur trimming and expensive lace, a navy style coat with animal print and vintage tights… This is a specific protest against glamour and luxury.
More and more variations of navy style coats appear in autumn-winter collections. In the 2016-2017 season, designers recommend us to choose designs to the ground or to the knees. In addition, the military style assumes khaki color, a traditional military shade.
So, if there are specific items such as badges, pockets, lapels, metal buttons, the coat color can be absolutely different. Such patterns look very nice in combination with feminine accessories and lightweight fabrics.
Classic diamond, vertical and horizontal stitches, shaped seams, in the fall-winter 2016-2017 collections, designers decided to experiment with quilted fabrics. Thus, feather jackets, quilted jackets, and now puff coats are extremely popular.
Such coats can be worn even with silk dresses and heels. Isn’t this an excellent replacement for the expensive fur?
Colors and Prints
In the new autumn-winter season 2016-2017, plaids will be as many as spring colors. To not get bored of plaid, designers have creatively approached the process of creating a coat. All varieties of this print in any color and combination are actual.
Besides the traditional plaid, the famous Burberry print, the Prince of Wales check, the tartan and “crows feet” represents the fashion on combining checks with stripes, combining different checks in one set.
Furniture Characteristic Prints
The most current print of the autumn-winter 2016-2017 season is the floral print, presented in the shape of ornaments on furniture and interior objects. Such a coat is usually made of expensive fabrics, Jaquard and Gobelen in intense shades, so even the simplest clothes will look luxurious and expensive.
Some designers went even further, they have transposed on the surface of coat not only the prints, but also the fabrics and texture of the furniture.
The animal print is not new to the fashion world, but in autumn-winter 2016-2017, it enjoys an even greater interest. Dries van Noten, Givenchy, Anna Sui, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Isabel Marant and several other fashion houses included in its collections animal printed coats.
Besides traditional colors, natural colors characteristic of predatory animals, there is a tendency of leopard fur painting in shades of blue, purple, yellow and turquoise. Thus, the so adored by many designers print passed definitively into the category of must-have.
Generally, the collections are complemented with colors traditional for cold season. But that does not mean we will not see bright colors. Christian Dior, Chanel, Just Cavalli, Jeremy Scott, Salvatore Ferragamo demonstrates intense colors of red, purple, neon pink.
Amid the dark shades of brown, gray and black, coats in bright colors they look more beautiful and attractive.
Similarly bright and at the sam time nice, look textured fabrics in pastel shades, resembling marshmallow. It is almost impossible not to show our admiration looking at such coat designs.
The hit of this winter will be the white color. Of course, such coat is not appropriate to be worn daily, but it is absolutely ideal if you want to diversify the dark shades.
Along with cloth fabrics, cashmere and wool, tweed has become the most popular fabric used to sew coats, just as there checks are. A tweed coat can be matched with leather, fur and other “warm” fabrics. Also, it looks great with a tweed skirt or pants. Many designers showed complete quite stylish and practical tweed looks.
The second fabric by popularity became the genuine leather. Green, red, blue, lacquered or plain, with imitation of reptile skin … a leather coat looks fabulous in absolutely any color and texture. Surely in the coming fall and winter season, the color leather will be leading on fashion catwalks.
Besides the huge amount of beautiful shades, no one prohibited to stop your choice on black conservative colors and neutral beige.
The coat with fur elements is part of the must have list for autumn-winter 2016-2017. It is not as warm as a fur coat, but it is perfect for winter.
If fur collars and cuffs are a common element, then fur sleeves are something very special. Important is that fur is not in contrast with the base color of the coat.
Lately, is observed the trend in all that glitters, and this season, it became fashionable at coats, too. Shiny surfaces, iridescent features, and metallic shades of leather coats … these are the future coats. The bottom line is: this season, will have to arm ourselves with patience and pass “metallic” from the “special events” category in “casual looks” category.
Stylish capes, plaid coats, classic coats to the ground or down coat-jacket – these are the designs from which we will have to choose from in the new autumn-winter 2016-2017 season. Even the most spoiled fashionista will be able to renew their wardrobe.