— March 8, 2013 —

trendspotting: exotic outerwear

As one might expect, the Fall/Winter 2013 runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris have showed a vast array of killer outwear for the coming winter. But the coats this season had a special oomph to them and were often done up in exotic materials. Everybody's got a classic camel, black or navy coat in their closet, but does every one have one piece of exotic outerwear? Something extra-special and ultra-chic? Designers showed a wide selection of coats done in exotic fabrications for fall, so expect to see lots of beautiful exotic outwear done up in patent leather, metallic treatments and shearling fur this year. There's never been a better excuse to wish that it would snow this winter!

From left to right: Richard Nicoll, No. 21, No. 21, House of Holland, Twenty8Twelve.