London Fashion Week was almost back to its pre-Covid best this season. While some designers still chose to present their new collections digitally, there were plenty of IRL shows to get excited about. This made for some excellent catwalk moments (hello, Carrie Bradshaw's new neighbour) as well as some surprise celebrity sightings (VB at Supriya Lele). It also meant that street style was back, big time. And there happened to be one style of coat dominating show-goers' wardrobes.
In all colours of the rainbow, with or without shearling trim, it was the vinyl coat that we kept seeing again and again. From super glossy styles to colour block leather trenches, they were worn with jeans and dresses in the midst of Storm Eunice.
Happily, one can find all manner of vinyl coats in stores now, on the high street and from some of your favourite designers. The beauty of them is, as LFW proved, that you can layer up underneath them when the weather is really bad but they're lightweight enough to wear in spring.
There were a couple of particularly recognisable styles, including Baum und Pferdgarten's Insta-famous coat. Kitri's leather cover-up, too, was spotted outside shows – it's still available in both colour combos.
So, thank you street style. We can now all brave the elements in our best coats.