I love Fall clothing - the textures and the color stories just appeal to me so much more than anything fashion offers the rest of the year. But mostly? I love coats. I just feel really warm and safe - protected when I've got a great coat on. I dread the epidermal vulnerability of summer.
I remember my friend Carole asking me one day, "Heidi, how many coats do you have?" (I have more than thirty.) And then she said, "I have one. And I wear it every day, all winter long." huh.
My internet surveys seem to suggest the Fall 2010 collections were, for the most part, wearable and sell-able. I'd like to see the couple that can pull off these matching Chanel snuffaluffagus suits in Aspen:
The red and camel together - I love. This one is from Chanel:
And this one, from Carolina Herrera. Half the magic of Carolina Herrera is knowing that the fabric and the tailoring is fine beyond all logic. I'd kneel to touch the garments.
Alexander McQueen sent this heavenly gold feather jacket - I love the way it turns the model into a beautiful bird - with tulle-feather tail. My guess is that the feathers on the jacket are made of laser-cut leather or silk. McQueen was doing a lot of work with laser-cutter over the past few years.
But the one I would buy? Is this Gianfranco Ferre. You could keep it, and wear it, forever. With a red handbag, baby.
I own one Gianfranco Ferre - scored ten years ago at Filene's in DC - but, sadly, it doesn't fit me anymore. And even if it did, it would look a little bizarro around this town.
What do you love to wear? What do you own too many of?