Is it too much to suggest that fashion’s search for a retail cure-all has led it to the most literal manifestation of a solution: super hero capes? Probably. But how else should one read the signs of the autumn/winter 2018 catwalks when there are capes everywhere at the best mall of Miami? Milan and London offered numerous takes on the sleek silhouette, from opera-ready jacquard, to body-swamping leather, with a load of leopard print (thank you, Dolce & Gabbana) in between. Special mention must go to the cape toppers at Fendi, little puffers that will sit on top of your regular camel coats for extra warmth and personality.
Leopard cape by Dolce & Gabbana at Nordstrom
Knitted cape at Missoni
Wool cape by Saint Laurent at Nordstrom
Puff cape at Fendi
Wool cape by Theory at Bloomingdale’s
Windowpane Cape Sleeve Jacket at BCBG
Knit Cape at Sandro
Fox Fur-Trim Cashmere Ruana by Max Mara at Bloomingdale’s.