Trend Watch: Dressed-Up Parkas

Designers from Altuzarra to Vera Wang put a luxurious spin on the utilitarian parka for the upcoming season's chilly temps.

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Designers from Altuzarra to Vera Wang put a luxurious spin on the utilitarian parka for the upcoming season's chilly temps. Altuzarra can take credit for the most memorable iteration of the look: a decidedly '90s vibe with a high-end gloss to the toughness.
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Jason Wu infuses his prim sensibility into a cropped, sporty silhouette.
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At Rag & Bone, Inuit inspiration gave way to creamy, cozy blanket coats.
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Derek Lam embellished his neutral-hued jackets with spots of fur for added warmth and luxury.
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Tommy Hilfiger's parka combines a fisherman's outdoorsy look to a still very polished ladies' winter coat.
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Thakoon's distinct plaid debuted in the form of a girly taffeta puffer coat with youthful appeal.
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Officially rendering the ski coat an item of pure richness, Vera Wang lines hers with fur and pairs them with contrasting delicate sheer skirts and dresses.
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Meanwhile, Reed Krakoff spared no expense, either, tailoring supremely soft fur into an everyday parka style.
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Phillip Lim takes a more architectural approach, removing any slouch from his boxy, paneled jacket.
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For any ladies who think a coat may ruin the elegance of their evening gown, Jean Paul Gaultier presents the opulently-quilted, fur lined parka puff dress coat.
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