Size Matters: High fashion goes big with this season’s outerwear

When fall/winter runway looks hit Fashion Week this year, layers, top-to-bottom leather, texture-rich fabrics and ’80s-era styles reigned supreme.

Oversize coats such as Balenciaga’s bright-red layering faux fur coat gets larger-than-life treatment, while Versace is all about power shoulders reframing body shapes, proving that the working woman’s wardrobe of the ’80s still means business.

Speaking of shoulders, Miuccia Prada did not shrug from the challenge, paying homage to the decade of affluence with a Miu Miu leather trench that unapologetically takes up a whole lot space.

Meanwhile, shearling is showing up on almost every fashion house’s outerwear collection, including Proenza Schouler and Dior, where it provides the final texture to a carefully curated, multilayer ensemble.

Whatever coat or jacket you slip on this season, remember to supersize it. Fortune — and fashion — favors the bold.

Halibut Veloute Photo by Waldorf Astoria
Photo by Al Mancini
The backyard of the home at 19 Flying Cloud Lane has unobstructed mountain views.
Glamping in Iceland brings natural wonders, including the Northern Lights, into closer view. Photo by Cox & Kings USA
Vanity Fair menswear editor Christopher Legaspi
JULY 2019 PG 71
Le Rêve’s Diver’s Dream package offers participants an underwater view of the show. Photo by Tomasz Rossa / Le Rêve
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict, left, and Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves joke around during the game.
Attendees danced throughout the daylong celebration marking 71 years of Israeli independence.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
SIPS