NEW YORK — Instead of burying themselves in bulky winter coats as cold winds blew into town, women strutted some style with eye-catching outerwear.
In Manhattan, they sported fur-trimmed coats, quilted styles and sleek wool coats. Many women seen on city sidewalks paired their outerwear with knee-length boots and skirts. After a tough fourth quarter last year that saw a steep sales drop, the cool fall weather in many regions has stores hopeful that outerwear will be a bright spot in what’s expected to be a tough holiday season.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"