This season, super style starts with crusader-worthy capes perfectly suited for combating fall’s chill. Particularly useful for layering your look without bulk, yet powerful enough to do double-duty and keep you warm, this of-the-moment outerwear is all about easy and effortless dressing. From short and sweet to sweeping and mysterious, capes and cloaks have a strong association with a range of fictional figures designers couldn’t help but channel — think Little Red Riding Hood at Saint Laurent. Whether worn hooded and fastened around the neck at Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana complete with fur trim, regally draped over shoulders at Tadashi Shoji and Delpozo or cocooned and blanket-like at The Row and Tod’s, the cape is a firm fall favorite.
Iris van Herpen
Dolce & Gabbana