Trending: Puffa Pieces
Far from its sporting origins, the intrepid down jacket makes a major fashion statement this season.
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If there was any doubt that the quilted “puffa” jacket has made the schuss from snowbound staple to mod must-have for fall, the debut show of Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga sealed the deal. His iconic red parka—cut to fall off the shoulder—topped a glittering turtleneck, skinny black trousers and high heels. Likewise, a number his fellow designers have reworked the down-filled warmer in a number of cool new guises. Here are some of our favorites:
EVERLANE THE SHORT PUFFER, $98
A snuggly cropped cardigan with featherweight PrimaLoft insulation takes the chill off winter with a nod to French girl style.
MAISON MARGIELA DOWN-FILLED PEACOAT, $1,975
In characteristic navy, this maritime men's classic gets an urban spin with a sleek finish and matte-black buttons.
STELLA MCCARTNEY VELVET PUFFER VEST, $1,925
A bronzy zip-front topper with feather-free fill makes the perfect updated wrap for your party dress.
MONCLER “RODIN’ QUILTED FLANNEL BLAZER, $1,225
This down-filled men's sport jacket is treated to be water-repellant, in proper steel-grey English flannel with signature horn buttons.
FACETASM VARSITY-STYLE BOMBER JACKET, $1,235
The Tokyo cult brand takes a cue from athletic Americana for this satiny emerald down women's jacket with a graphic stripe.
JOHN ELLIOTT LEATHER COAT WITH SHEARLING COLLAR, $1,800
Streetwear’s ace designer precisely crafts a down-filled leather men's bomber jacket with suede trim and snap-latch funnel neck.
PYRENEX FAUX FUR-TRIMMED GLOSSY FINISH DOWN PARKA, $650
Heritage brand Pyrenex offers a water-repellant women's jacket with a detachable hood in this fall’s happening merlot hue.
HELBERS DOWN-FILLED WINDBREAKER JACKET, $1470
This waterproof nylon shell with goose down padding and subtly quilted sleeve panels is from ex-Vuitton men’s designer Paul Helbers.