Fall 2016 RTW: Coats

Fall 2016: Coats

Mimi Berlin’s Runway Report Fall 2016: Coats

During the fall 2016 shows at Paris Fashion Week Balenciaga, Vetements, and Acne Studios managed to turn functional coats into trendy pret a porter wear.

We found the coats at Balenciaga remarkable; They are fresh and young: seems for a different woman than the Balenciaga one used to be; more trendy. We now know why; this show was the debut of Vetements designer and new artistic director of Balenciaga Demna Gvasila. Vetements is the hottest brand in town nowadays; Fall 2016 was the last collection for Demna Gvasila.

Other Brands such as Celine also managed to transform functionality into fashion in a less radical way; presenting Wax (trench) Coats in a more demure colorscheme.

Like Acne Studios, Stella McCartney also incorporated the very functional Down Jacket. McCartney used the garment almost as a basis for her Fall 2016 collection. Unlike at Acne Studios she didn’t take away it’s functionality; to keep us warm. No, she transformed the down jacket into al kinds of shapes; from cropped to oversized, from day to evening wear.

(All images via vogue.com)

In Africa at Merci

In Africa at Merci

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