In addition to classic looks, bold and offbeat styles are also key. Influenced by womenswear styles, craft techniques develop in many ways. Newly cut and pieced checks echo modernity. Plush is still key. The application of fur has decreased because of sustainability, while synthetic leather gains traction. Large workwear pockets are practical and directional. Horn buttons are reinvented to be modern.
Quilted puffer coats and coats are combined through layering up and piecing, which enhances the warmth-keeping performance and reduces the voluminous feel. The bright material of puffer coats and coat fabrics make a strong contrast, which is eye-catching.
Checked coats underline piecing. Large or small checks, different materials and fabrics, and symmetrical or asymmetrical looks make a statement and add modern glamour. Synthetic leather is emerging in this season. The application of leather on details offers a vintage hip-hop feel.
Fringing is still prevalent. Fringing made of checked fabrics and tweeds is understated and delicate. The decoration of fringing on hems, shoulders, sleeves and the back adds a fluid feel.
With the prevalence of workwear, pockets are applied into coats. Oversized pockets are directional and practical. The flap pockets show a neat and modern quality. Bellows pockets and waisted shapes represent the mixing of rigid and feminine qualities.
Vintage horn buttons are popular in this season. In addition to traditional preppy horn buttons, the new cable knots, metallic horn buttons and patch-like button holes give a contemporary edge. The application of horn buttons is wider and more nonchalant. Horn buttons are directional and decorative.
Plush is the best option for coats. Cropped or elongated looks are appropriate for layering up. The piecing of different plush and suede is stylish.