The weather outside may be miserable but on the plus side it gives us the perfect excuse to invest in a new winter coat or jacket. Whether you’re thinking black and classic or bright and beautiful, our pick of top trends for Autumn Winter 2012 coats and jackets will make sure your choice is real winter winner.
1. Elegantly waisted
The nipped-in waist and full skirt means this stunning Sacai coat ticks all this season’s ladylike boxes.
2. Bright and beautiful
3. Perfectly padded
Featuring an inimitable print and oversized collar, Peter Pilotto raises the humble padded jacket to high-fashion proportions.
4. Modern military
Step to attention because the military trend is back. Yohji Yamamoto makes the style its own with haute detailing and artful tailoring.
5. Forever black
We all know black never goes out of fashion. Here MaxMara showcases its unbeatable mix of classic tailoring and statement style in luxurious wool.
6. Double take
The double-breasted coat has worked its way back into our affections and there is no more luxurious way to work it than in Maison Martin Margiela’s immaculately tailored camel coat.
7. Do it like a dude
We’re taking a style cue from the boys this season and letting masculine cuts add an androgynous edge to our look. We love See by Chloe’s wool coat for its boxy shoulders and timeless colour.
8. Skin on skin
A trans-seasonal essential, the leather jacket is a wardrobe staple. Haider Ackermann gives the classic item a luxe, modern feel with soft, thick leather and exposed metalware.
9. In your cocoon
The cocoon coat is one of Judd Crane’s, Selfridges Womenswear Director, standout styles. He explains: “The beauty of the cocoon shape lies in its versatility – this style, from Isabel Marant, will work over trousers or skirts of almost any length, and the hidden buttons make for a really sleek, modern finish.”
10. Caped crusader
Choose a cape this season and you’ll instantly confirm your fashion credentials. Leading the way in avant-garde fashion, this blue wool cape from Yojhi Yamamoto is a current favourite at Selfridges HQ.