Fashion Week is alive and well in New York City, and editors, buyers, socialites, and the like have descended en masse to our fair and snow-ridden city. Naturally, the fashion cognoscenti have kept up appearances and carted out their most eye-catching ensembles to catch the eyes of street-style photogs. Freezing temps and ice have hardly given the front-row flock reason to don dull puffers and unattractive snow booties. Instead, we’ve glimpsed bright fur coats and jackets covered in playful patterns.
The weather outside may be frightful, but major fashion houses (e.g., Valentino and Marni) and hip downtown boutiques are stocking some of the best outer eye candy we’ve seen on display all winter. Bundle up, and be sure to smile for your close-up as you wear the best and most fashionable outerwear available in NYC.
The essence of Mulberry’s charming English heritage is executed perfectly in the company’s cotton-twill Mackintosh. This piece features a cute polka dot hood, which will come in handy for upcoming spring showers. $3,000. 605 Madison Avenue (57th/58th Streets); 212-453-4722; mulberry.com
Prepare to stand out (in the best possible way, natch) with Isabel Marant’s Alice jacket. It is a heavenly combination of shaggy goat fur cut in a ’70s-inspired black-and-white patchwork motif. $3,165. 469 Broome Street (Greene/Wooster Streets); 212-219-2284; isabelmarant.com
When revered Italian house Valentino does color, expect it to be done in the most ladylike and tasteful hue possible. Here, this boxy wool-and-cashmere coat is awash in a cheerful chartreuse shade. $4,490. 821 Madison Avenue (68th/69th Streets ); 212-772-6969; valentino.com
This utterly lovely cotton-silk coat by Marni is decked out in an abstract brush print in pleasing pink and grey hues. We absolutely love the hidden slip pockets at the waist, perfect for stashing a cell and credit card for light traveling between fashion shows. $2,765. 161 Mercer Street (Prince/Houston Streets); 212-343-3912; marni.com
Peter Dundas, head designer at Emilio Pucci, clearly knows how to satisfy his customers’ need for ever more glamorous outerwear options. This showstopper is crafted of printed calf hair, stud embellishments, and fox and goat hair trim. $21,750. 855 Madison Avenue (70th/71st Streets); 212-752-4777; emiliopucci.com
To be fair, Paris-based label Wanda Nylon’s transparent raincoat may not keep you toasty, but it will surely let you show off whatever fabulous clothing you have underneath. That sounds like a good enough reason for us to scoop up one of these darling trenches. $965. 1190 Broadway (28th/29th Streets); 212-695-5680; openingceremony.us
Half-blanket, half-jacket, we absolutely adore Thakoon Addition’s double-layered coat. It is made of a wool blend that will ensure you stay positively cozy. $575. 1 East 1st Street (Chrystie Street/Bowery); 212-533-3088; blueandcream.com
3.1 Phillip Lim’s souvenir jacket features intricate embroidery designed to look like agate gemstones. A sheer backdrop allows you to show off a peek of your attire underneath. $1,295. 115 Mercer Street (Spring/Prince Streets); 212-334-1160; 31philliplim.com
London label Erdem is giving us just what we want: a spring-centric floral pattern on an insulating neoprene jacket body. The piece is rounded out with two side pockets and leather trim. $2,750. 477 Broome Street (Greene/Wooster Streets); 212-941-9656; kirnazabete.com
Neon yellow and toggle closures look decidedly fresh on J.Crew’s oversized duffle coat. This piece will surely make us smile (and keep our coifs dry with its attached hood) on the dreariest of winter days. $595. 99 Prince Street (Greene/Mercer Streets); 212-966-2739; jcrew.com