Statement coats from London Fashion Week AW19

Coats are an important part of the winter racing day outfit, check out the statement coats seen on the LFWAW19 catwalks


Jayne Pierson

This season Jayne Pierson launches her AW19 Collection ‘J’ayne’ in collaboration with artist Neale Howells.

Howells’ doodles and scribbles adorn coats to create wearable contemporary art. Taking ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’ to the next level, these scribbles represent the deepest thoughts and feelings of a woman who no longer wishes to conform to what is expected of her. The coat becomes her armour to empower her own individuality.  

Also featured in the collection are colourful shaggy shearling coats and shaggy shearling jackets layered over the scribble coat.

This season Pierson collaborates with leading sports brand, Skechers, who are taking sport shoes in an entirely new and innovative direction.

Photographer: Hanna Latif


16 Arlington

For their debut collection at LFW, 16Arlington took inspiration from the works of mid-century German-American pop artist Richard Lindner.

Art meets fashion in the guise of a short coat sporting a print of Lindner’s colourful mechanistic cubist oil painting ‘The Street’.

The teddy bear faux fur comes out to play in a melange of soft romantic hues. Worn here with a silky pyjama suit splashed with a print of Lindner’s ‘The Street’ painting.

From colourful to strong monochrome, 16Arlington features two mid length coats in bold black and white stripes: one in smooth shiny shearling; the other in leather with statement lapels and cut into wide strips from the hip downwards. The leather coat has matching trousers and cropped top.

For those days when you cannot decide which coat to wear! On one side is the brown mock croc whilst the other side is a light grey PVC with a brown Prince of Wales check.

Shoes in collaboration with Gina:

Noel Stewart:



Amy Thomson

Titled ‘Loved and Lost’, Amy Thomson’s AW19 collection is inspired by romance and relationships with objects and people at different stages of your life. Her brand focuses on fashion as a canvas for art using hand-rendered illustrations and surface prints to tell the narrative from a child like perspective.

Shimmer at the races in Amy’s turquoise foiled leather coat decorated with purple faux fur and hand illustrated embroidery.

A red shaggy faux fur jacket is adorned with light pink hearts. 

For those slightly warmer days, the collection features a shaggy shawl and a long purple faux fur gilet.

Photography by Georgie Fen.

Collaboration with Katie Hammnet of Sassy Freak jewellery features fun clip on dangly earrings of high-heeled boots, mini mobile phones encased in clear heart lockets and doll’s heads.


Rocky Star

Inspired by Vatican architecture, the collection ‘Born to Bloom’ features Rocky Star’s take on the painting ‘Separation of Light from Darkness’. He touches on the realm of fantasy – the romanticism between good and evil.

A striking black and white striped midi coat has extra glamour with the addition of a metallic gold stripe and embroidery. Left opened to make a grand flowing entrance showing the lavish baroque style pattern on the lining which complements the trousers worn by the model.

Large blooms stand out from the dark background on short coats whilst dark metallic coats are embellished with bright floral embroidery.

The ombre shade of a sparkly-tiered fringe jacket graduates up from lilac to dark purple.

Video of the catwalk finale:

Roberta Einer

Roberta Einer pays homage to her grandmother and celebrates the inspiring life of the woman who taught her how to knit and embroider. Einer builds on this with ‘puffa’ jackets that nod to the gardening jacket as Einer’s grandmother was a keen gardener and once won a prize for the most beautiful garden given by Estonian president.

Sprinkled with large sequins is the frayed silk bomber ‘puffa’ in rich, lush mossy greens.

The black faux fur coat makes a glamorous appearance with patches of bold orange and winter white.

Shoes by Angradema.

Apu Jan

Inspired by and titled ‘The Game of Detection’ the collection pays tribute to the classic detective authors and their characters. Apu Jan’s game of detection starts on a steam train and so the collection features a blue coat with a playful print of the train precariously crossing over a narrow bridge and surrounded by large leafless trees.

Mysteriously chic is the black coat adorned across the bottom with playing cards jigsaw puzzle pieces, magnifying glass, deerstalker hats, pen nibs and a mysterious key. In addition, the letter A – possibly for Apujan? This coat also has a matching pair of cropped trousers.

Paul Costelloe

Titled ‘Battlefield to Ballroom’ Costelloe’s collection marches out with military inspired tailored coats in pure Italian wool ranging from a bright red to the muted blue grey; all decorated with gold braid ribbon.

For the civilian look, a milled engineered velvet corduroy short coat in autumnal shades of copper brown will bring a warm glow to your race day outfit.

And for the more festive races, there is the opulent crushed velvet coat in rich multi shades of blue with a dash of golden yellow.

I am Chen

Inspired by the American abstract painter Agnes Martin, this season Chen has focused on classic elements such as grid, line and point. The collection shares Martin’s geometric repetition her minimalist touch through the making of the garments in one piece and also her abstract expression with the use of an explosion of vivid colour.

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