The Fall Winter 2013 season has seen a resurfacing of the cape, that elegant and noble garment of outerwear that characterized the 19th century.
Dolce&Gabbana’s Fall Winter 2013 collection looked very much towards the past, in terms of silhouettes, and inspiration and even single garments. At the head of the pack is the cape, endorsed by many designers this season, its practical, elegant and right on trend. The cape, in its many forms has seduced the runways and surely the streets as the weather starts to change.
The cape has been interpreted in many ways this season, from mini cape to caped coats and of course the classic cape. Nonchalantly placed over the shoulders the classic cape lends flair to any outfit. This bouclé wool version with Kalgan collar is quite special; wear it almost as a blazer, matching it to trousers or Bermuda shorts.
Classic cape, as we’ve seen doesn’t mean boring. Opt for a longer length one in luxurious Kalgan. The rich curls of the wool give volume, and will keep you warm through winter. A statement piece for any fashion conscious woman.
The Fall Winter season has seen a concentration on lady like tailoring and lady like looks. This redingote shaped caped coat, in the must have winter colour, camel, is just that: ladylike. The cinched waist and flared skirt added to the movement of the cape of the top makes for a tailored addition to your winter wardrobe.
If the flared skirt is not your cup of tea, then opt for a more masculine version with this straight up and down caped coat. Don’t compromise on femininity and wear it with a lace LBD.
Kalgan seems to have been rediscovered this season. Luxurious and furry, this caped style has movement and charm. Match it to camel shift dresses and black accessories for a very ladylike look.
When looking for something really special head straight to this chocolate brown xiangao caped coat. The lush colour is warming, while the shape is very on trend. Details like the tweed waistband attest to the couture feel of the coat.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni