The Coats Were The Real Winners Of New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is in full swing, with dozens more shows and presentations to go. With the splay of new collections come a fresh supply of real-life style inspo, courtesy of show attendees. You know, the editors, reporters, designers, stylists and influencers for whom fashion is a literal job. While we covet their colorful bags, animal print boots and monochromatic looks , there's one item that no one (besides a brave few) can avoid: coats.
With a few days this week reaching the low twenties, coats are shaping up to be the real winners of New York Fashion Week street style. And while below-freezing temps typically amount to frumpy, oversized looks, fashionistas have figured out how to stay toasty and look chic while running from one side of Manhattan to the next (and even to Brooklyn). From that vegan leather puffer to extra-puffy duvet coats, the crowd at NYFW is showing us just how to do winter right this season.
Ahead, check out the best (and wildest) coat trends from the streets of New York this Fashion Week and see how you can get one of your own.
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Like so many mothers of Black children, Rebeckah Price has had “the talk” with her three sons about potential threats from the police. She explained the reality that some people may view their skin color with fear, and that fear could put them in danger. Price felt like it was important for her to be transparent with her sons about the realities they would face as they grew from Black boys to Black men. “Those conversations for me and them started at a very young age because I wanted to keep it real with them and not let them have a wake up call. Sometimes the wake up call might be the only call,” said Price. “Really making them understand that at some point, people are not going to see you the way that I see you. People are going to see you as a threat.” Price’s 21 year-old son, Jahbril, says, “My earliest memory of really sitting down and listening to what my parents had to say, was probably Trayvon Martin, and he was around the same age,” Jahbril recalls. “I started to really be emotionally attached to seeing people who look like me die just for being themselves, and that hurt me.” he says. “I just want to wild out and be the Blackest version of myself, but I can’t even do that,” he told Yahoo Life. “There are some times where I want to wake up and put on a du rag and walk outside, but I can’t do that.” In Jan., Price shared a meditation for Black sons, which was inspired by George Floyd and the final words of Eric Garner — “I can’t breathe.” In it, she reminds her children of their beauty, strength and resilience. She reminds her sons that they are worthy. She reminds them to breathe.