The Cape is the hottest piece of the season. It’s a bit military and therefore cool. It’s the ultimate cover-up that you can wear with everything, be it long skirt, short skirt and boots. Leg-slimming capes covered ’60s dresses at Yves St Laurent, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been seen out in her Burberry blanket cape - Cara, Suki and the other Burberry girls all have their personalized blanket capes too - and Dolce and Gabbana and Valentino both had capes with hoods straight out of the fairy tales. With a simple, crisp silhouette it’s time to be a fashion super-hero.
Being British I feel it is my national duty to complain about the weather, but when you have a rain coat that makes you feel like a cross between a caped crusader and an undercover detective it is hard not to feel empowered.
Caped attire is a genius way of wearing clothes in maximum comfort, for they can feel as soothing as being swathed in a blanket, simultaneously cleverly highlighting some of the figure’s most flattering parts with well cut neck lines and high waisted belts. And whilst a superhero may wear his cloak to help disguise his identity, I have found it most useful to conceal upper arms that haven’t seen any exercise for a few months, and a waist that had a really good time this Christmas…
Cloaked clothing is not only my weapon of choice when battling the elements outside, this season’s evening-wear includes dresses with a mono-wing, and even some cape-lets. The kind of frocks you would imagine on Mrs Bruce Wayne at the fabulous functions she has to go to as the wife of a billionaire philanthropist / superhero. Sophisticated, playful and high-flying.
Hayden Panettiere is the latest style-conscious celebrity to be spotted in this season’s most coveted cover up. Joining fellow starlets Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Biel also recently seen in this Leon Max Wool Cape, Hayden is keeping the trend going by looking equally chic and polished last week in this standout piece.
A favorite of editors, stylists and celebrities, the cape is the breakout outerwear piece of the year! Shop the Leon Max Cape collection to view capes featured in Who What Wear and favored by celebrities such as Jessica Biel and Zooey Deschanel.
A visible trend on the Autumn/Winter 2012 runways, the Maxstudio cape has been a favorite of fashion editors and celebrities alike. Go holiday dressy chic with the metallic jacquard cape, everyday wear in the single breasted cape or Lisbeth Salander edgy in the smooth leather cape.