Courtesy of Proenza Schouler; Courtesy of Kim Shui; Courtesy of LaQuan Smith/BFA; Courtesy of Zadig & Voltaire; Courtesy of Stella McCartney
There’s no arguing that there’s so much to be excited about when it comes to fall fashion—ahem, relaxed denim, platform boots, and oversized bags. And while there’s an overwhelming amount of great trends that came fresh off the Fall/Winter 2022 runways this season, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the outerwear was where it was at. From the return of leather jackets to robe coats to bomber jackets, there was no shortage of noteworthy trends that will find their way into the fashion fold this fall. But, if I’m being even more honest, there’s only one style that stole my heart this season: fuzzy fold-over collar coats.
I know what you’re thinking: furry coats, girl, how is that exciting? I’ll admit that fur always makes a minor comeback every fall, but we saw designers embrace all the fuzzy things in a fun way; there was everything from furry shoes, to bags, to coats. But what made the furry coats feel fresh was that they focused on adorning long-lapel collars with fur trim, sleeves with shag, and mixing materials to create intricate ribbing. Every iteration was about using fur trimmings to elevate the coat—see Proenza Schouler’s black wool coat with an oversized fuzzy white lapel or Stella McCartney’s long black leather coat adorned with contrasting brown shearling.
It’s not necessarily about dripping in faux fur; instead, it’s about that surprise and delight element where the fur doesn’t overpower the coat but makes it a powerful statement piece. This intricate balance makes this outerwear trend, in my mind, one of the best of the season. But if you’re not sold yet, you’ll want to keep scrolling as I’ve rounded up examples of the fuzzy fold-over collar trend on the runway, along with examples of how the fashion set is already wearing this trend. Plus, I’ve shopped out some of the best furry coats in case you find you’re overcome with warm and fuzzy feelings for this outerwear trend too.