6 Statement Outerwear Designers To Keep An Eye On

Outerwear Designers

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.


1 || Dauphinette

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.

Prices: $290-$1,990

Available: Dauphinette and Seezona.


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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.

Prices: $185-$365

Available: ApparisBloomingdale’sIntermixModa OperandiNordstromSaks Fifth Avenue .


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3 || Ienki Ienki

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)

Available: Browns FashionHarvey NicholsMyTheresaKoibird and Shop at Bluebird.


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4 || Saks Potts

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.

Prices: $75-$9,870

Available: SsenseNet-a-porterNordstromMyTheresaStylebopLuisa Via RomaMatches FashionNeed SupplyModa OperandiBergdorf GoodmanLoitShopbopTsumHarvey Nichols and Föger.


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5 || Biannual

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.

Prices: $385-$495

Available: Biannual and Barneys New York.


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6 || Kassl Editions

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.

Prices: $1,350-$1,735

Available: Graanmarkt 13Barneys (New York)Browns (London)Harvey Nichols (Dubai)Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) and in selected retail stores around the world.


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