This winter the cape is making a well timed come back, as designers from all over the world are taking this simple fashion item and turning into this season’s must have clothing accessory. From warm wool and cashmere, to edgy leather and lace, no textile is left un-stitched as elegant designs are created and sweeping cuts are teamed with skinny jeans or wide legged pants. It really is the most versatile coat and can transform and instantly update the plainest of outfits, giving you an immediate fashion revamp. Check out why we are coveting the cape this season and see which designer have escalated to superhero status!
Chiffon-trimmed wool-blend cape – £1,035
Wrap up your new season look in elegant style with Etro’s chiffon-trimmed wool-blend cape. Channel the label’s eclectic aesthetic by draping it over a simple top and a printed skirt, adding gold-dipped accessories for a sparkling finish.
Leather-toggled wool-felt cape – £1,855
Capes are set to be hot fashion property for the new season, and Valentino’s navy wool-felt style is an exquisite way to work the look. Braided black leather toggles and a precise cut showcase the brand’s attention to detail and craftsmanship. Wear this flawless investment piece with skinny pants to balance the elegant cut.
Avalon leather-trimmed wool-blend cape – £1,595
Capes are this season’s essential coverup, and we love Temperley London’s ‘Avalon’ style for a dramatic take on the look. Beautifully crafted from a wool and cashmere-blend, it features quilted leather shoulders which add just the right amount of edge to the elegant design. Accentuate the sweeping cut by wearing yours with skin-tight pants and spike heels.
Embroidered wool-blend cape-style coat – £2,695
A statement coverup can transform the simplest of looks, and Matthew Williamson’s wool-blend coat promises to do exactly that. Innovatively cut with a cape-style overlay, this eye-catching design shimmers with colorful sequin and bead embellishment. Balance the loose fit with skin-tight pants and ankle boots for the perfect new season look.
Alice + Olivia
Double-breasted wool-blend cape – £390
Indulge in a fresh silhouette for the new season with Alice + Olivia’s chic wool-blend cape. Featuring a rich saffron and brown diamond pattern and double-breasted cut, this cozy coverup is the most fashionable interpretation of heritage cool.
McQ Alexander McQueen
Two-tone knitted merino wool cape – £375
Now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, McQ Alexander McQueen’s FW12 collection is one of the season’s most anticipated. Invest in the label’s inimitable aesthetic with this buckled merino wool cape. Black and red are a key color combination this year, so maximize your fashion impact with tonal accents and a flash of scarlet lipstick.