Parka Coat & Puffa Fashion Trends for Winter 2011/12
Here is my review of the important coat fashion looks for
Autumn 2011 and Winter 2012.
Parka coats merge with being substantial raincoats and fold
up pack away light cover coats. Young and older women and men
love them finding them practical non dressy garments. They
can be as light as air made from shimmering parachute silks to
thick and heavy padded goose down coats.
Above - Winter Outerwear Apparel Choices At Dorothy Perkins -
Autumn 2011 Campaign.
Accessorise winter parka coats with fur tippets, knit cowls or
long woollen scarves.
After the harsh snow of Autumn 2010 women are gearing up
for winter weather and the purchase of a new coat such a parka
is a sensible utilitarian as well as fashion chic choice for
fall 2011. This article has plenty of parka examples from short
statement puffa bodywarmer jackets to longer line parka coats.
Start here to see the styles and get set on finding a parka coat
that will take you through 2012.
Modern parkas have come a long way from the sixties Mods
fishtail green hooded parkas which were US Army government
surplus coats that found their way into mainstream fashion.
Luxury fabrics, linings and fur trims make them desirable
Olive green has been the colour of choice for many designers
when interpreting traditional parka concepts.
Left - Olive Parka Coat and Shorts Outfit - Roland Mouret AW11.
Right - Cynthia Steffe AW11 - Olive Green Parka Coat, Floral
Dress & Patterned
Left - Peter Som AW11 - Short Sleeve Combat Pocket Parka.
Right - Mulberry AW11 - Olive Green Leather Parka Coat.
Above - Both Parka Coats by Altuzarra AW11.
As you can see these parkas with fur trims are worn with garment
pieces that might surprise you. Evening dresses with
visible cleavage, shorts and floral feminine dresses with patterned
tights all counteract the functional nature of the parka.
Autumn 2011 Winter 2012 Catwalk Outerwear Apparel.
Left - Sportmax.
Right - Ermanno Scervino.
The throw on functional parka coat is the choice of many women.
Every high street collection has a parka in its range. Check the
weight of your parka choice carefully and don't be misled into
buying a summer weight garment in off season sales believing it
might see you through winter. Better quality winter weight
parkas have good thermal lining or fur linings.
Left - Taupe Parka By Matthew Williamson AW11.
Centre - Miss Selfridge AW11 Parka Coat & Lace Dress.
Right - Parka Coat £285/IRL€315 in 100 % Polyamide (Nylon).
Betty Barclay Autumn Winter 2011 Stockist: 020 7411 032.
Betty Barclay write of their coat 'This parka guarantees a
look that's casual yet stylish! The large decorative buttons
underline the sporty look, and the colour is pleasantly
restrained, showing off the straight cut perfectly. The soft
hood can be pulled up to the widened collar, giving perfect
protection from the wind and weather.'
Greys, blues and purple make excellent choices for parka coats
for everyday wear. Olive green is a popular designer colour
choice for parka coats for autumn 2011. Knee length parka coats
offer full functionality and sometimes better thermal qualities
than an ordinary wool coat.
Betty Barclay the designer of this coat says "In this
delicate grey coat, every woman will look like an ice queen. The
overstitching at the waist is perfectly integrated into the
creased look and is continued across the sleeves. The soft,
cuddly collar not only keeps the wearer warm but is also an
integral part of the unusual design of this very special coat."
Betty Barclay Coat AW11 - UK₤230/€ 280. Betty Barclay Stockist
Number: 020 7411 0322.
Centre - Blue Quilted Padded Hip Coat From T.K.Maxx.
Right - Dunnes Stores Faux Fur Longline Coat €100/£85, Leather
Designer Short Parka & Padded Puffa Coats & Jacket
Designers know those who have money like to be seen on the ski
slopes. Every year designers incorporate pieces in their catwalk
shows that their customers will be able to wear for
sports occasions - both for posers and piste users.
Parka coats frequently have traditional duffle fastenings,
popper fasteners, metal fittings, as well as concealed zips or
fashion visible zipper teeth. Better quality Parkas are filled
with luxury down feathers and made from trademarked breathable
waterproof fabrics such as
, Sympatex or performance engineered WINDSTOPPER® fabrics.
Above - Catwalk Fashion - Parka & Padded Jackets at Altuzarra
In Britain gilets are outerwear sleeveless popover waistcoat
vests made in fur, knit or puffa padded quilted fabrics. The
gilet is ideally suited to the temperate British climate where
sudden temperature changes mean layers are the best option for
days with plummeting temperatures or doubtful weather.
In some countries the word gilet is spelt gillet. In France a
gilet is a jacket.
Left - Quilted Gilet £89 - CC (formerly Country Casuals) -
Centre - River Island AW11 Padded Bodywarmer Gilet.
Right - Marks & Spencer Indigo Red Padded Gilet.
Coat Accessory & Add-ons Autumn 2011
Bags Tippets Gloves
Get instant lift with a bright bold fashionable handbag. Carry
your bag in an obvious no handle grasp under your arm as hug me
pouches. Well try it for the season and see how much it
irritates you compared with underarm handle
Update your autumn pieces that with jewel toned court shoes.
Select a heel that suits you and try a small platform for the
The Mary Jane shoe has multiple straps and worn with patterned hosiery/pantyhose
adds retro quality to leg looks. Pump shoes have shorter
pointed toes and easy heels. Solid square heels and cone
heels follow 1970s trends in
women's shoes. Platforms and wedges, which are still available,
often have fur cuff trims.
Fetish fashion themes are a
shoe designer's dream as they enable a play in design terms that
goes beyond usual shoe design boundaries. Best of all this
season your local shop may stock them rather than a
specialist catalogue. Even the most reluctant wearer of fashion
might be persuaded into the purchase of a pair of quirky shoes
or boots and use them to update duller pieces.
In Autumn 2011 Winter 2012 you can choose from a parka,
padded quilted puffa, a fur coat, leather or more formal ladies
wool coat or even a cape. Furthermore you can select a reworked
silhouette style from at least 5 different decades of the C20th.
This fashion trends article focuses on the Autumn Winter
2011/12 main styles and trends in women's parka coats, puffa
coats, quilted and padded parkas.
The Overall Volume Look Autumn 2011 includes
Cocoon Coats which
may be padded parkas, padded
fur sleeves in coats and jackets and full blouson sleeves. The
cocoon trend also works its way around the more casual relaxed
wear of quilted puffa padded coats and fur coats.
The Top New Silhouette Coat Trends
The strongest coat silhouette at Designer shows was the cocoon
coat, alongside statement jackets, sixties Mod and seventies remix.
Conclusion of Key Fashion Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
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