Trend Watch: The New Fall Parkas

It may seem a little crazy to think about fall outerwear when it's 95-degrees in New York, but the new fall parkas demand attention, and are worth scouting in advance.

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It may seem a little crazy to think about fall outerwear when it's 95-degrees in New York, but the new fall parkas demand attention, and are worth scouting in advance. At Thakoon, red and blue buffalo plaid made a cozy skirted parka into a statement piece.
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Altuzarra put a luxe twist on this sporty parka by lining it entirely in rabbit fur.
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Phillip Lim's combo parka features long leather sleeves and a wool body.
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Alexander Wang experimented with long asymmetrical shapes for his Fall '11 parkas. A dash of fur at the collar gives this look a luxury appeal.
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Rebecca Minkoff's classic-yet-trendy outerwear was made even cooler this season with the addition of cinched waist and flared skirt.
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At Rag & Bone, parkas were given a futuristic twist with heavy exposed zippers and quilted wool paneling.
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Young and playful, D&G offered up fur-lined parkas in candy colors like bright orange and magenta.
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At Givenchy, a fur-lined hood makes this suede parka a tad more practical for everyday use.
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Moncler's ultra-warm sportswear got a colorful makeover for fall. Here, a lemon yellow look complete with matching cap and trousers.
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The parka itself may be classic, but the way Max Azria styled his sporty outerwear over long chiffon skirts and dresses felt decidedly new.
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Michael Kors' shiny belted parkas are a stylish alternative to the dreaded "sleeping bag" coat that's been hanging in many a closet since college.
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At Antonio Marras, strong geometric shapes lent a sense of structure to a two-tone parka.
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There's no denying that Jean Paul Gaultier's dramatic skirted fall parkas would be the hottest thing on the ski slope come winter.
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Shearling and suede give this Julien MacDonald parka a tantalizing texture.
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Tommy Hilfiger abandoned spring's explosive color palette for classic fall parkas with shearling bodies.
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