European designers offer a rich and varied selection of style options in outerwear for the coming fall and winter seasons. From fashionable trench coats to leather toppers to luxurious furs, the offerings are abundant, stylish and sure to be fun to wear when the weather turns chilly. Gracing the runways were a number of coats with hoods, and closures ranged from simple tie-belts to dozens of ornate and jeweled buttons. For the fun and young at heart, Custo Barcelona offers a fur coat that is printed inside with Japanimation figures, while Jennifer Lopez showed a waist-clinching jacket with a fluffy white collar. Military-inspired coats also were popular, as were wrap coats and capes. No one wants to rush the cold weather, but it's comforting to know that when it arrives, you will be stylishly ready.
A-line trench coat with three-quarter-length dropped sleeves, notched lapels, fitted waist and three-button closure is worn over tulle petticoat ensemble. By Giambattista Valli, Accessorized with matching leather gloves.
Above: Custo Barcelona's knee-length, short-haired fur coat features lining printed with Japanimation figures. Worn with knit miniskirt ensemble with fur collar and mid-calf boots.
Right: Stay warm in Baby Phat's luxurious hooded, three-quarter-length golden fur coat that is worn over white organza blouse, tweed pants and gold boots. Accessorized with metallic bronze handbag.
Above Left: Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez presents a sassy fall ensemble of black-and-white jacket with off-center closure, tie-belt, fluffy white collar and dolman sleeves. Worn with knee-length black skirt with button accents, accessorized with oversized beret, black crocodile handbag and black pumps.
Above Center: Dazzle the night (and day) life in Gianfranco Ferre's elegant Russian military-inspired coat with double row of jeweled buttons, beaded epaulets and accents and musketeer cuffs.
Above Right: Martin Grant's white leather, knee-length wrap coat has bolero accent and tie belt.
Right: Wrap yourself n warm elegance with Gianfranco Ferre's collared cape that is worn over matching charcoal grey ensemble with ribbon-tied waist.
Above: Chado Ralph Rucci's luxurious brown knitted Barguzin sable stole and forest green cashmere stole are worn over forest green double-knit cashmere halter sweater and paillette pants.
Right: Short white wool wrap coat with oversized lapels, dolman sleeves, deep cuffs and tie belt is accented with top stitching. By Hussein Chalayan.
Above: Introduce an element of intrigue in Basso & Brooke abstract-print, fitted wrap coat with hooded cowl. Accessorized with wide belt, handbag and lace-up boots.