There's an epidemic sweeping the streets of the international Fashion Weeks: everyone's forgotten how to wear their coat.
Oh no, wait. It's a trend.
We have Demna Gvasalia to thank for this one. The Creative Director of Balenciaga (and Vetements) debuted the look at his first show for the iconic Parisian fashion house back in March last year.
Kagools, Macs, puffers, aviator, leather and denim jackets were all cut and crafted with extra-wide necklines to be worn to look as if they were being 'shrugged' off the shoulders by the models wearing them. And so a trend was born, the beauty being that you can do it with any piece of outerwear in your wardrobe.
Fast-forward to the most current round of AW17 Fashion Weeks in New York and London and it's all over the street style glitterati. Or should we say, it's falling off the shoulders of the street style glitterati.
Now, let's be honest. It's not the most practical of trends. A shoulder bag is a no-no, your coat is perhaps not quite serving it's purpose of keeping you warm, and you can;t lift your arms up. But, hey, who said fashion had to be practical?
They key? Wear a cross-body bag beneath your open 'shrobed'coat, and get a few solid layers on underneath to prevent the chill.