Walking into Narciso Rodriguez's showroom for a pre-fall appointment, three things hit you. Three great-looking leather and wool coats with fox sleeves, to be precise. Ginormous fur sleeves aren't exactly news in the designer world, but removable ginormous fur sleeves are, and, to top that, two of the coats were completely reversible. Lately, the women in Style.com's office have been lamenting the lack of winter coats in department stores in December. If you want one of these special numbers next year, you'll have to move fast. They arrive in stores before summer officially begins and they definitely won't be lingering on racks for long.

There were more contenders for must-have status where those came from. Take a sleeveless sheath with a brushstroke motif and seamed satin bust line, as if Rothko had whipped up one of his famous canvases on scuba neoprene. Color-blocked ski sweaters teamed with leather and stretch fabric leggings were more everyday in their appeal, but they fit the description Rodriguez gave the collection: He called it a "sporty, painterly crash."