Here is my review of the important sixties coat fashion looks
for Winter 2011/12. There is shorter length coat
in every coat type. This fashion trends article focuses on the
retro sixties styles and trends in women's
If the sixties are not suited to your body shape there are still
countless looks in coats
to try. Furthermore, you can select a reworked silhouette style from at
least 5 different decades of the C20th.
The retro 60s cute coat exudes a
youthful guise. The essence of 60s and military elements
took main stage at Burberry. Retro 60s remix concentrates on little
intricacies such as topstitched areas, braid or leather bound
collar revers. Exaggerated wide set sixties collars add a
true retro element to the coats below.
Left - ASOS Black Coat With White Collar.
Centre - Hobbs London Audrey Coat, £239/275.
Right - Paul Costelloe AW11 - Sixties Leather Front Panel
Far Right - Very.co.uk - 60s Black Short Coat and Spot Tights.
Similar spot tights are available at Marks & Spencers.
Black and white is just right in sixties styles monochrome
graphic prints, crisp line, or swinging silhouettes. Skinny
polo neck sweaters made their return. In an era of better indoor
climate control you may find the finest botany wool or silk roll
neck polo knits are the most
wearable option once that coat is off. The black polo neck
sweater is much associated with 60s beatnik and Beatles album
covers. It really is a simple way to get the 60s look.
Left - Giambattista Valli AW11 - 60s Monochrome Evening Glitz A-Line Coat.
Right - Marks & Spencer - Black & White Check 60s Coat.
Graphic silhouettes at Calvin Klein were illustrated by A-line
shifts and narrow tapered pants in neutral tones. Coats followed
the 60's swing A-line shape. In stores and boutiques you will
find all lengths available from knee to mid-thigh length.
60s Glitzy Coats
Right - Marks & Spencer AW11 Per Una Luily Sequin Coat - £110.
I have seen this Per Una coat and it is a very
attractive above knee coat, so attractive I ordered it before
The fabric is covered with a
smattering of shimmery subtle black sequins and gorgeous buttons.
hemline and cuffs are made from a flat faux fur giving an effect
similar to that found in a traditional beaver top hat. The style
has all the qualities needed to make it a hot on trend must-have
coat for the festive season.
But you could try colour this winter for your sixties coat.
Cerise, Raspberry Pink, Honeysuckle and Red are hot colours for
Autumn 2011. These tones are mixed with orange and geranium or coral and
Burberry's fashion designs used
paint-box colours for womenswear apparel. Teamed
with Baker boy caps, this easy to wear and practical daily commute style is set
to be a winter winner not only for Burberry, but for the stores
that have copied it.
Citrine, golden amber, turquoise and emerald all create hot
winning looks of vibrant cheerful rainbow pops of colour for
Autumn 2100 Winter 2012.
Above Left - Matalan AW11 Womens 70's Single Breasted Tulip
Matalan Stockist Number: 0845 330 3330.
Centre Left - M&Co Collarless Red Coat £75, Beret £10.
M&Co AW11 Womenswear - Stockist Tel: 0800 0317 200.
Centre Right - ASOS AW11 - Green Coat £100.
Stockist Number: www.asos.com
Far Right - Turquoise Coat by Oasis AW11.
Prada gave us reinvented 60s styles of fresh modern coats
teamed with snakeskin boots. Moschino also reinterpreted the
military drummer coat. Sixties double breasted short coats
have a car coat effect.
'Toggle closures are the height of fashion again!
On this stylish coat with various overstitched patterns, they
elegantly conceal the zipper with a flap and ensure a feeling of
snug warmth. The sportily elegant coat also has practical large
pockets and its warm hood is trimmed with fake fur.'
Sixties Meets Seventies
As the real 1960s progressed hippie elements from abroad began
to be added to coats. Some haberdashery extras were long hair
fur deep hems and fur cuffs. This characteristic of hem and
collar effect is shown in these coats. Full fur coats with cowl
collars were a frequently seen designer coat silhouette.
Left - Max Mara Funnel Neck Fur Coat.
Right - A coat with sixties mini coat characteristics. This coat
is almost a jacket.
Penneys Autumn 2011 Womenswear Colour Block Black & Red Hem Coat
Right - Debenhams Red Herring Coat £85/128.
Right - Wallis AW11 Sixties Fur Funnel Fur Hem Coat.
Military coats for Winter 2012 focus on fastening features such as toggles,
impressive buttons, deep fur cuffs, high necklines or fur swathe collars.
Left - Wes Gordon AW11 Coat.
Right - Wallis AW11 Sixties Fur Funnel Fur Hem Coat.
Bright Checks For 60s Coat Styles
Paul Costelloe Coats AW11.
These feature late remixed 60s/70s emphasis with rounded
Heritage Trends for Autumn 2011
Heritage as a style theme was seen at Fendi, Rag & Bone, Tory
Burch and Burberry. This look uses traditional British textile
materials for best effect. Burberry produced many coat styles
themed around remix 60s fashions.
Heritage - Tweeds, Plaids, Tartans and Checks.
Burberry used colours with black to create amazing checks in rich wools.
Burberry used these luscious wool fabrics to create
coats and capes that were distinctive and desirable. Hound and
dogtooth checks, blanket plaids and tablecloth checks were used
in all manner of tailoring especially capes. Tailored
jackets and pure wool check skirts also suit the good quality
British wool theme.
Left - Burberry Prorsum - Relaxed Fit Purple & Virgin Wool Check Coat, Tubular Sleeves &
High Funnel Neck - £2395.
Available at Burberry and
www.brownsfashion.com. The double-breasted front closure
adds an extra warming front layer right up to the chin. Ideal
torso cover in winter winds. The half-length sleeves have
layered detail, whilst the long epaulettes add shoulder focus.
At the back, interest is given with a half cinch belt and
gathering. The relaxed fit means the wearer has room for some
winter layers, making this a stylish chic, but practical choice.
On the high street companies such as Phase Eight and Hobbs have
some sixties inspired heritage coats. I especially like the
sixties coats by Paul Costelloe.
Anoraks and shorter duffle
coat styles were very casual pieces of clothing in the fifties
sixties. Designers have reinvented them often using bright bold
colours especially the warm orange harmonies.
Short coats have traditional duffle fastenings or metal
fittings. Casual wear duffle coats are useful for a throw on
jacket alternative to today's puffa padded or quilted jacket.
Left - Debenhams Duffle Coat £95 143.
Right - Miss Selfridge AW11 Fashion Colour Blocking.
More coat like versions with duffle fastening elements include
these coats below. These are must-haves for 'snow is here' and
make warm everyday coats. They are short and in keeping with 60s
and 70s retro styling. The Shearling coat is very much on trend
Left - Catwalk Coat Design From Mulberry AW11.
Right - Shearling Coat Limited Availability TK Maxx Stores £79.99/99.99.
TK Maxx Stockist Number: 01923 473 3000.
Sixties coats were often made in luxury material, cloque
fabrics, ribbed ottoman silks and floral printed fabrics. This
season expect to see a shimmer on sixties A-line swing coats and little
empire line jackets.
Left - Etro AW11 Sequin Coat.
Right - Oscar de la Renta AW11 - Bead & Sequin Embellished
Fashion fabrics for autumn 2011 are simply fabulous. Fashion
designers chose materials with superb tactile qualities and
shininess. Rich texture is easiest to do if you select fur collars and jackets
of fur. Maribou feathers in rich jewel colours add exotic
alternative texture to hems, cuffs and necklines. Try baroque
brocade fabrics or crocodile and snakeskin textures in coats
Faux fur is used extensively with whole garments and fur trim
collars, tippets and bag flaps all getting the fur or skin
treatments. Sixties style coats often feature little fur collars
or flat contrast white collars.
You will fall in love with mixture of textures from
subtle languid fluid silks to coarser hairier and sports
fabrics. Silk and silk/wool mixes are the winter must-have
fabrics. Other luxury materials such as silk panne velvet make
the perfect luxury fabric for winter festive coats.
Coat Accessory & Add-ons Autumn 2011
Bags Tippets Gloves
Get instant lift with a bright bold fashionable handbag. Carry
your bag in an obvious no handle grasp under your arm as hug me
pouches. Well try it for the season and see how much it
irritates you compared with underarm handle
Update your autumn pieces that with jewel toned court shoes.
Select a heel that suits you and try a small platform for the
The Mary Jane shoe has multiple straps and worn with patterned hosiery/pantyhose
adds retro quality to leg looks. Pump shoes have shorter
pointed toes and easy heels. Solid square heels and cone
heels follow 1970s trends in
women's shoes. Platforms and wedges, which are still available,
often have fur cuff trims.
Fetish fashion themes are a shoe designer's dream as they
enable a play in design terms that goes beyond usual shoe design
boundaries. Best of all this season your local shop may stock
them rather than a specialist catalogue. Even the most reluctant
wearer of fashion might be persuaded into the purchase of a pair
of quirky shoes or boots and use them to add a quirky appeal to
their sixties coat purchase.
The key elements of fashion trends for autumn 2011, winter
2012 depend on longer lengths and bold rich vibrant colours in
contrast textures and luxury fabrics. The silhouette pays homage
to forties, sixties and seventies decades of style fashions.
Top Fashion Trends for Autumn Winter 2011-2012
For 2011/12 some fashion designers have reworked styles from
several specific decades of the 20th century. They've created
so many fresh innovative looks enabling every woman to style her
individual lifestyle new image and wardrobe. Sixties looks merge
with seventies retro and forties elements all working together.
The fashion outcome suggests a remix that makes a woman think
'This is familiar, I've seen this before, but I'm not sure
where.' For everyday wear many will love the shorter 60s and 70s remix
military coats, that are ideal coats for driving a car.
Tailoring Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011
One of most commercial fashion trends in UK in 2011 has been
the new retro 1970s. Now for autumn this trend
continues, but is joined by the late forties look along with a
favourite retro fashion of recent years - sixties Mod.
The strongest coat silhouette at Designer shows was the cocoon
coat, but the most appealing youthful coat was the retro sixties
swinging A-line coat.
Whatever silhouette or retro trend you select you can be sure fashion
for autumn 2011 and winter 2012 focus on mixes of zinging jewel colours.
Conclusion of Key Fashion Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
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