Crazy Coats and Statement Outerwear for Fall ’12

A dramatic overcoat may be the easiest way to make a statement in the cold-weather months.

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A dramatic overcoat may be the easiest way to make a statement in the cold-weather months. At Erdem, moody blue florals with a painterly, watercolor texture were rendered onto a belted blanket coat.
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Suno's mixed-stripe outerwear had an urban appeal with button decals and cargo pockets, but a subtle flower print along the lower hem added just a hint of femininity.
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Diane von Furstenberg's slouchy mustard-yellow overcoat was executed in a fuzzy mohair, giving it a funky, retro vibe (particularly when paired with bright pink trousers and a sequin blouse).
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Prada's immaculately tailored overcoats came in a variety of busy geometric prints and checkered patterns for fall. This particular yellow edition featured a waist-cinching belt, and was shown with a matching cropped trouser.
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Marni's unusual vertical-striped fur coat had a tribal appeal, with zebra-like zig-zags in black and white and a contrasting full collar.
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Missoni finished a statement-making checkered knit coat in grey and pale orange with a plush fox fur collar and waist-cinching leather belt.
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A dramatic scarlet-striped collar gives Carven's classic black frock coat a splash of personality.
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Stella McCartney's asymmetrical overcoat in cobalt blue feels futuristic but imminently wearable with crisp white trousers and a high-necked black blouse.
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Miu Miu's elongated blazers were cut in bold geometric patterns like this purple diamond jacquard.
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For a touch of old-world glamour, try one of Valentino's princess-perfect opera coats, the most appealing of which was executed in a pale pink satin and finished in elaborate gold filigree.
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