And not just any coats, said Zee. "Out of the ashes of the recession, we're creeping more towards a brazen return to luxury. There's a new strength and vitality and a real military influence, which I like," said Zee. But, he added, even with a slew of other trends, "If it comes down to one thing, coats are the statement makers of the season."
So what did we see? Standouts included a blown out multicolor animal print at Tracy Reese, lush alpaca at Marc Jacobs, classics peacoats at Michael Kors, a strong, officer coat at Prabal Gurung, curly shearlings at Donna Karan, stylized drop-waisted numbers at Alexander Wang, and striking leather trenchcoats at Calvin Klein.
Stay warm. (You will.)