We are loving the energy and aesthetic of theses 6 young designers and brands that dared to notice the lack of novelty in the outerwear category. Designing the warmest and coziest outerwear coats is their game.. From hand-painted, up-cycled vintage jackets to oversized puffers in saccharine hues, statement outerwear is on the rise.
Warm up with these 6 up-and-coming brands who are making dressing up for colder temps much more fun.
Founded by: New York-based designer Olivia Cheng.
Aesthetic: Dauphinette draws from a smorgasbord of personal references and cultural influences. Each eclectic vintage piece is updated with details like embroidery, hand-done paintings and neon colored feathers.
Founded by: Amelie Brick and Lauren Nouchi noticed a gap in the market for stylish faux-fur coats that were made of high quality and sold at an approachable price point.
Aesthetic: Together, the two business partners, who initially met as coworkers at Louis Vuitton, decided to launch a cruelty-free outerwear brand made with 100-percent vegan products. The brand has quickly become a fan favorite for its cozy coats in a variety of different styles and colors, from a classic camel hue or black to pretty pastels and vibrant pinks, blues and yellows.
Founded by: Launched in 2016 by Dmitriy Ievenko, co-founder of Ukranian concept store Asthik.
Aesthetic: Ienki Ienki makes fashion-forward outerwear — puffers, to be exact — that are brightly colored and voluminous at a luxury price point. The logo-free jackets employ exaggerated proportions, which are identifiable by a large, round metal zipper pull. This season, the brand has introduced prints for the first time, with camo and leopard-print styles available in various color combinations.
Prices: £860-£1,300 (about $1,105-$1,670)
Founded by: Launched in 2014, twenty-somethings Cathrine Saks and Barbara Potts that has quickly become a cult favorite among the fashion industry and street style set.
Aesthetic: Growing up in Copenhagen during the ’90s, the two friends realized early on that a statement coat is the most important item in a woman’s wardrobe — and that outerwear should not only reflect the individuality of each person, but also brighten up one’s surroundings. Together, the duo decided to launch a brand that makes elevated coats in unexpected silhouettes that merge delicate materials with unusual aesthetics and playful hues. Its most recognizable design, a colorful ’70s-style leather coat with fox fur trimming, has been spotted on influencers and celebrities alike, including Alexa Chung, Kendall Jenner and Cardi B.
Founded by: Dani Roche, founder of design studio and experiential agency Kastor & Polloux.
Aesthetic: Designed around the significance of function and versatility, as well as keeping the fashion-savvy millennial shopper in mind, Biannual makes coats that are reversible, genderless and multi-purpose. Taking a socially conscious approach to garment production, the outerwear items are created ethically, are 100-percent vegan and made without the use of leather or fur.
Founded by: Antwerp-based concept store Graanmarkt 13 co-founders Tim Van Geloven and Ilse Cornelissens, French fashion designer Camille Serra and former Vogue Netherlands fashion editor Gijsje Ribbens.
Aesthetic: The brand’s signature design is inspired by a vintage fisherman’s parka that was discovered in a secondhand store in Amsterdam, resulting in sturdy and durable raincoats in one single style and made by hand with high-end, water-repellent fabrics from Italy.