The humble parka can trace its beginnings to the Inuit who first invented the hood-laden jacket in an attempt to resist bitingly cold temperatures. Fast forward to the current day and the item is now celebrated both within street culture and high fashion circles.
In our latest Highsnobiety editorial, we explore how the likes of Alexander Wang, Issey Miyake, and Moncler are interpreting the jacket in 2017. From faux fur to down-infused, we took a break from the typical minimalism in color and shape seen so heavily in current fashion trends, instead focusing on dominating shapes and bold shades which allow the wearer to be bold without compromising style.
Above, you’ll find seven different looks that’ll get you from deep winter cold to early spring. Whether you’re trying to make a statement or remain low key, there are jackets here for every wardrobe.
Check out the New York City-shot photos above.
Now find out how buzz brand YOU AS are redefining the modern uniform for FW17.
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- Photography: Justin Bridges
- Styling: Jamie Ortega
- Hair & Make-up: Annie Kim
- Casting: Eric Cano
- Model: Luca Bertea @ Re:Quest NY
- Brands Featured: Alexander Wang, Kenzo, Topman, Reebok, Mykita, Tatras, The Arrivals, Issey Miyake, Tim Coppens, Linder, Lacoste, SUPER, Stone Island, Uniqlo, FEIT, Steven Alan, Acne Studios & Moncler