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Weather’s silver lining: coat comfort on runways

February 11, 2013 • Entertainment


Designer Betsey Johnson, left, greets the audience with members of her family following a showing of her Fall 2013 collection during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain, snow, ice. There’s a lot of grumbling about the stiletto-adverse weather as New York Fashion Week hit Day 5 on Monday. But there’s a silver lining: cozy coats, especially styles with oversized fur hoods, never looked better.

Phillip Lim, for his 3.1 brand, sent out his big coats in navy and black during a show in a cavernous space south of the Lincoln Center tents.

Houndstooth set off one of Tommy Hilfiger’s coats for women. On a bomber jacket, he moved the comfy lining to the outside, putting the traditional Prince of Wales plaid on the inside.

In a romantic violet, Ralph Rucci sent out a coat in sable, while Alexander Wang stayed mostly with grays for big coats paired with fur hand warmers to the elbow.

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