Happy New Year!!!.
We’ve all heard that famous Christmas song- ‘Let it Snow’, which opens with this popular line- “Oh the weather outside is frightful”…..,and it goes on to say, “And since we’ve got no place to go, let it snow! let it snow! Let it snow”!
It seems like the lyricist Sammy Cahn, and the composer Jule Styne painted a well detailed picture of how very brutal, cold, windy, and indeed frightening the winter season can be.
However, as cold as Winter can be, fret not because we have edited the entire collection, and we’ve come up with a list of the best coats to get right now. The coat collection was about textures, oversize silhouettes, and soft pastel colors that all reflect a feeling of absolute warmth.
The Designer SACAI is known for its amazingly beautiful coats, with designs that are detailed and sporty, but yet with delicate drapes and fabrics.
VETEMENTS is the new Designer of the moment, and the leader, Demna Gvasalia, was just appointed Creative Director of Balenciaga.
The unforgettable DEREK LAM, who never fails to use pretty, feminine fabrics combined with clean silhouettes is always a favorite on our list of great designers, and iconic SIMONE ROCHA is our go-to designer for that lady-like look with that avant garde twist.
Furthermore, Belgian wonder and eponymous fashion brand, DRIES VAN NOTEN(pronounced “dress van no-ten”), has engendered a cultlike and loyal following of women, including actress Cate Blanchett, with their great use of prints, colors, original fabrics and layering. This one-of-a-kind brand is sold exclusively at Blake Chicago.
And finally, independent fashion power house that is always a go-to for it’s essential designs, is none other than Italian master- DOLCE & GABBANA. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is strong: she likes herself and knows she is liked- a true definition of confidence. You can scoop the latest women’s ready-to-wear collection and accessories from mega luxury-fashion retailer, Neiman Marcus.
So for now, since we ladies have places to wear our fabulous coats to, let it NOT snow!
PHOTOGRAPHED BY CLAIRE CURRAN CORBETT http://www.currancorbettphoto.com
HAIR AND MAKE-UP- CHRISONDRA BOYD AT FORD ARTIST
MODEL- SARAH ELISE AT FORD MODELS
FASHION EDITOR- PATRIC CHAUVEZ/ TWOmuchSTYLE
FASHION WRITER- LILY GBALAH
GRAPHICS EDITOR- TANGALA JAEN’A
DRIES VAN NOTEN mohair belted coat , faux fur brocade wrap and brocade boot. Undercover Jumbo pearl ear clip all at Blake, Chicago. 212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654.
SIMONE ROCHA wool doube breasted coat with exaggerated tucked sleeve. lanvin wool felt hat , all at IKRAM http://www.ikram.com IKRAM, 15 EAST HURON, CHICAGO ILL 60611, 312-587-1000
DOLCE AND GABBANA wool coat with yarn detail, silk mousseline pussybow blouse and wool trouser , all at NEIMAN MARCUS http://www.neimanmarcus.com NEIMAN MARCUS MICHIGAN AVE. 737 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE, 312-642-5900
SACAI wool Prince of Wales check double breasted coat with attached leather vest and Mongolian lamb fur collar at IKRAM https://www.ikram.com IKRAM 15 EAST HURON, CHICAGO ILL 60611, 312-587-1000
VETEMENT Wool double breasted oversize coat, MARQUES ALMEIDA brocade pant and PIERRE HARDY patent pump with bow detail at BLAKE, Chicago. BLAKE , 212 WEST CHICAGO AVE, CHICAGO ILL 60654, 312-202-0047