Military Chic: The Ultimate Luxury Parka by Mr & Mrs Italy
Mr & Mrs Italy Parkas are the perfect blend of comfort, warmth and refinement. Boxy oversized silhouettes, utility inspired styles and army fatigue print from the likes of Kenzo, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and Balmain delivered an ultra cool ready to wear vibe on high fashion runways all SS17 season. But of all the military reminiscent trends, the parka is the breakout star that has once again become the coveted closet essential of fashion mavens everywhere, both on and off the runway.
Mr & Mrs Italy: The Parka Everyone is Talking About
We’ve seen the use of embroidery, metallic finishes and other luxe accents to elevate the aesthetic of this casual fashion staple before. But the sheer functionality of the parka paired with the ultimate in luxury and warmth upgrades the classic piece to novelty status.
After a strenuous search to find the perfect parka for herself, Mr & Mrs Italy creator Alessia Giacobino mixed equal parts comfort, warmth and refinement to create the most coveted collection of all time. Lined with bundles of luscious fur and a luxury Italian flare, these stylishly warm parkas have become a signature of fashion it girls and bloggers alike — even throughout the months of Summer. Combine this luxe take on the parka with the funky and vibrant inspiration of Geraldine Bassani Antivari as creative director, and the parka becomes the quintessential staple of chic high end street style.
How to Wear the Parka Trend the Right Way
The best thing about a stylish parka is its comfort and seamless wearability. Bundles of fur and distressed army green combine to create a piece that can we worn as a standalone piece or the perfect accent to a show stopping get up. From Aimee Song and Chiara Ferragni to Olivia Palermo and Cara Delevingne, our favorite fashion it girls of the movement have been spotted staking their claim on the casual luxe trend.
Mix Chic with Street
Pairing an oversized olive parka with a delicate knit and matching skirt may seem counterintuitive. But the pairing makes a perfect balance that is elevated with a bold colored clutch that balances perfectly with the eye-catching fur accents.
Make Ultra Basics Fashion Forward
Keep it effortless and pair a parka with your favorite essential basics. A gGraphic tee, cozy bottoms and a pair of wear-all-day boots or sneakers allow the statement piece to carry the effortless look. A pair of oversized sunglasses add mystique and flare.
Combine Oversized and Form Fitting Silhouettes
Stay true to the sheer elegance and lavish appeal of the fur accents by pairing your parka with a sleek bodycon skirt and pointed booties. A chic turtleneck or textured top and a dark lip takes the daytime essential seamlessly into the night.
Mr & Mrs Italy Bestsellers
You know how to style it — now it’s time to pick your perfect parka match. The votes on in for the most coveted Mr and Mrs Italy parkas of the season on iItalist.com:
Mr & Mrs Italy Canvas Camu Parka Midi $ 3574.13
Mr & Mrs Italy London Green Mini Parka $ 4625.08
Mr & Mrs Italy Patch Gilet $466.44