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Baby it's cold outside – Max Mara FW13Monday, February 25 2013

Max Mara FW13 / Great coats

(Ph/Max Mara Fall-Winter 2013 via

“Look Ma, no arms!”

I have potentiallyuncoveredthe 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 ownaccoutrementsfor supersizedspun 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 affectednonchalance.

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.

  • blog mode Laura

    Wow, that's beautiful!

  • Meg Moore

    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.

  • Coline Chavaroche
  • Penny and Polaroids

    Love these! Your blog is great! ..X

  • Charlie

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

  • Carol

    ufff, theseo versized coats look just awesome !!!

  • Emma

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

    La Vie, Style Beaute

  • soulofashopper

    wow love the oversized coats! xo, Alma

  • Charlotte
  • Eva

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

  • bloomingtaste

    Collection's perfect!

  • Camille
  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    I'm in love with the black one!!


    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

  • Anonymous

    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! 😉

  • Fanny

    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!



  • Apple

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