Monday, 25 February 2013

Baby it's cold outside - Max Mara FW13

Max Mara FW13 / Great coats
(Ph/Max Mara Fall-Winter 2013 via Style.com)
"Look Ma, no arms!"

I have potentially uncovered the only instance in which 'caping' is socially acceptable (if you are not a superhero, that is). You wouldn't believe the number of show dwellers who come rain or snow choose to effortfully drape their jacket by way of looking effortless. I'm so bored of the drape right now. Sure it looks good, but when a styling trick becomes as overexposed a trend as a bad runway copy taking over the highstreet, then that's your cue to try something new. 

Have a break, people, have a kit kat.

Except if you are Max Mara. Unlike Nicole Phelps, I never grow tired of strong, mille-feuille layering. Granted, the girls were probably carrying their own weight worth in outerwear, but that is not to say the silhouettes looked unpleasantly heavy. In fact, given the big chill that hit Milan, I'm sure most of the FROW-ers wished they could swap their own accoutrements for supersized spun alpaca. 

And the draping? Well, the way I see it, when you are layering over garments so thick and snug that getting one's arm through coat sleeve becomes an Olympic sport in its own right, then you can just about get away with such affected nonchalance. 

You will no doubt appreciate the irony of these observations when I share my next look du jour, which may or may not have me running around London in a geometric coat (perfectly?) balanced over my shoulders. Hey pot, this is kettle, you're black. See ya. 


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17 comments:

  1. Wow, that's beautiful!

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  2. I completely agree, I mean, it looks very chic but I am missing seeing arms and it's not exactly practical. They must keep falling off and they're not doing what a coat should do, keep you warm!

    Loved the kit kat reference, lightened up my evening.

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  3. Nice :)


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    Coline ♡

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  4. Love these! Your blog is great! ..X

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  5. This is SO GOOD. (insert index finger connecting to thumb emoji here)

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  6. ufff, theseo versized coats look just awesome !!!
    xo

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  7. I love the cape coat! I want a more understated one haha

    La Vie, Style Beaute

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  8. wow love the oversized coats! xo, Alma
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  9. Love it!

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  10. Love this collection, so cosy but still very chic!xx

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  11. Collection's perfect!

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  12. Amazing coats
    Xoxo
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  13. I'm in love with the black one!!
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  14. Haha, you did this pot kettle thing before!
    It's fun how you admit you do it, that's what makes it fun instead of dumb.
    That said, I think I'm gonna have that Kit Kat now. Whilst dreaming about cuddling up with this Max Mara gear that is.

    X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

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  15. I totally agree with you. I am also sick of seeing the "draping" besides the fact that I can never do it without having my overcoat dropping to the ground 100's times. It's time to wear the coat for a change. what a novel concept! ;-)

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  16. Brr ça donne envie! Je me mare quand je lis "when you are layering over garments so thick and snug that getting one's arm through coat sleeve becomes an Olympic sport in its own right", c'est ce que je fais tout les matins, et pas un muscle en plus pourtant!

    Bises

    Fanny
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  17. Black color coat is very nice i loved it so much.
    overcoats

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