Let’s face it: Fashion almost always trumps function, but every once in a while a trend comes along that covers both bases. Such is the case with shearling. It’s chic, it’s cozy, and, lucky for us, it’s everywhere this fall—from head right down to warm and toasty toes. For Thakoon, Giuseppe Zanotti made the luxurious fleece flirty; at Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Bailey kept the look rugged and masculine.
Forget subtleties. Fall is about making a statement, and Hemmerle’s stunning earrings are a shining example: Their fusion of red gold and copper create a warm, rosy effect accentuated with jumbo multicolored topazes. There’s even plenty of gems for men. Jil Sander’s opulent cuff links—featuring topazes, amethysts, and hardy gray pearls—are sold individually and meant to be mixed and matched.
The granddaddy of the “puffer” jacket, Moncler has been making down coats since 1954. First coveted by French mountain climbers for subzero expeditions, the jackets now enjoy a substantial sea-level following. That devotion is thanks in part to the company’s latest designers: Giambattista Valli and Thom Browne, who are responsible for, respectively, the Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu collections. Valli feminized the women’s Rouge coats with cinched waists, high collars, and an all-white palette; and Browne brought his tailoring sensibility to the men’s Bleu by way of plaids, pinstripes, charcoal gray flannel, and navy corduroy. Further proof of Moncler’s widespread appeal can be found in its newest store. While most of the label’s boutiques are nestled in ski towns—Aspen, Chamonix, Saint Moritz—the shop that opened in September is located at the epicenter of fashion: New York’s SoHo.
Massimiliano Giornetti has been designing men’s wear at Salvatore Ferragamo for a decade, so when he took over the house’s women’s category last year, his methodology was clear. “I approach both lines the same way,” says the creative director. “For my first women’s collection, I looked back to Ferragamo’s roots and added a modern sense of freedom.” He also brought a structured look to his women’s messenger bag: Designed in a soft moss-green croc, it was inspired by its sturdier male counterpart. Quite a striking couple.