The Statement Coat of Winter 2018
Photos by Katherine Hogan
When I arrived on the East Coast last year, I wasn’t really prepared for winter fashions. I have always been a Spring/Summer guy, drawn to vibrant colored fabrics, sequins, and rhinestones, but it wasn’t until this season where I started to pay more attention to winter gear. I was captivated my layers, mixing of patterns, but much more so, the resurgence of 80s fashion. In particular, one brand caught my eye and that was Marc Jacobs’ ode to 80’s haute couture. The Fall 2018 line was reminiscent of the bold silhouettes once seen at Lanvin, YSL, and Claude Montana. So, with credit card in hand and an eye set on investing in a warm coat, I headed down to Marc’s SoHo boutique and purchased the it-coat of the season (after multiple visits!).
The wool coat, which is the first exit from the MJ FW18 collection, comes in a deep vibrant red which looks so beautiful in person. With its powerful padded shoulders warmth and full-length silhouette, it is the ultimate coat to have in one’s closet. For styling, the coat makes it effortless as you can transition from day to night looks. For these photos, I wanted to do a little 80’s theme with satin overalls, an oversized dress shirt and tie, and statement glasses. But don’t fret, simple jeans and a shirt can easily go under the coat on any day out. Overall I’m pretty pleased with this new fashion staple in my wardrobe.