AW’11: New Season Coating

We’ve been collecting shots of great coats for the past month, but were distracted from sharing them with you due to all of the amazing LFW coverage we had to post. The high end stores of Mount Street, Bond Street, South Molton Street and Sloane Street have been spotlighting the most amazing outerwear, encouraging us to let go of all Indian Summer hopes and embrace the fact that Winter is coming, whether we like it or not.

This post focuses on all of the wonderfully shaggy shearling, textural and paneled looks we’ve been spotting. So whether you’re after a simple sheepskin number, or feeling for a variation on the traditional wool coat (well, actually its all wool of various sorts I suppose…), there are some really inspiring styles out there. Here are some of our favourite spots for you, and we may well have some other outerwear options to follow later in the week.

Alberta Ferretti


Dolce and Gabbana

Louis Vuitton


Roberto Cavalli

Sonia Rykiel

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Streetstyle: South Molton Street Chic

When I first discovered my passion for fashion, and first discovered London’s stylish spots along with it, South Molton Street was one of THE locations to be familiar with, alongside Floral Street, Harvey Nichols and Hyper Hyper. Showing my age a tad there… South Molton Street was the home to the incredible Browns boutique. In those days, just one store but now across several. There was also this amazing discount make up store that was a big draw for those big on style but small on budget. I can remember popping in there to top up on some Barry M sparkle between shopping stops.

Well, back to the job in hand and back to our latest streetstyle shot. I spotted this young lady outside of Browns. I love her refined, rolled hairdo and the super chic shift. Is it a Christopher Kane? The print is incredible, but on the simple and clean shape, balanced with the opaques and ballet flats, it doesn’t overwhelm her.

South Molton Street, Central London

South Molton Street, Central London

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Knit: Donegal Divas

We have been researching for this month’s reports and the one category that stands out head and shoulders above the others is knitwear. Designers seem to be channeling all of their creativity into this category, much as they did last Autumn. I’m sorry jersey, but you’re just not cutting the mustard. Its all about chunky, cabled variations on traditional looks created in yarns that are hairy, neppy, tweedy and textural.

Classic Aran knits in creamy colours are all delicious, but we prefer these more coloured variations on the trad theme. Click here for more knitwear coverage. Needles at the ready!


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