All too soon, it’ll be arctic cold again, and you will:
a) buy enough parkas for an Inuit tribe.
b) venture out only in avatar form.
c) light a fire, spread out a bearskin rug, and blast Barry White.
d) bundle up in Vaute Couture outerwear.
The clear winner is D (tempting though B may be). Local designer Leanne Hilgart left a modeling career to launch her hip, all-vegan coat collection. Designed to ward off extreme temps (with wind-resistant and heat-retaining fabrics), the slimming silhouettes and sculptural shapes are altogether artful.
El is a vintage-inspired knee-length with a dramatic shawl collar; Bomono is a cross between a bomber and a kimono. Connect will carry select pieces this fall — preorder now.
So you can be sure, come winter, to rock the Vaute.
Available online at vautecouture.com.