NEW YORK CITY — For men and women at New York Fashion Week, it's go big or go home when it comes to winter coats.
Those watching runway shows this week didn't mind being enveloped in oversized wooly coats, especially when temperatures hovered around 20 degrees. The coats were often well below the knee, with equally long arms and dropped shoulders for an even more slouchy look.
"It hides everything. It hides all the sins," said Holly Coopey, from Cosmopolitan Magazine in England.
She described her coat as a mix of houndstooth and a check print, with a dash of blue.
"I wear it with a lot of neutrals," she said.
Trell Thomas, 27 who works in entertainment PR, arrived at fashion week on Tuesday in a huge tweed coat that ended just at his ankles.
"I'm a small guy, but I love the felling of being covered head to toe and being able to move around in a coat," he said.
New Zealander, Amelia Meadowcroft, 21, who works in fashion PR, said her oversized vintage coat was essential for New York's bitter winter.
"I'm a really cold bunny and I like to put on a lot of layers," she said.
Kari Jensen, a multimedia journalist with a strong interest in fashion, walked into the Concept Korea show on Tuesday afternoon in her husband's brown coat.
"For me, I like it because the sleeves are long," said Jenson, who is about 5-foot-10.