It's a street-style-obsessed moment. Any girl who has tried to get her picture snapped by the photographers outside the shows knows that a great coat can be her ticket in. Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, the designers behind Diego Della Valle's outerwear-focused Fay brand, are tapping into that. At Fay this season, everything was camera-ready: The red quilted jacket trimmed in white Mongolian lamb was no ordinary puffer; a shrunken leather and wool varsity jacket turned to reveal a fur back; and a toggle coat had bold rugby-stripe sleeves. Hybridization of this kind has become a thing following the huge success of Chitose Abe's Sacai. The Fay guys made the look theirs with this collection's playful co-ed vibe.
Elsewhere, houndstooth was supersized to cartoonish proportions on a
zip-front coat and abstracted as a design motif on a chunky ribbed pullover. Both were great pieces. Other sweaters featuring Snoopy's little yellow friend Woodstock were way too easy, but we can already see the