Vests for Late Autumn

The term vest derives from the Latin word “vestis”, which, originally, referred to a completely different type of clothing from a sleeveless coat, wool V neck sweater or even the traditional garment men wear under their suits, designated today with the term. And yet, the vest, has a long standing tradition as a typical menswear cloth, first popularized by King Charles II of England. Today, the vest remains one of the most popular items on the autumn runways, designed as much for women as for men.

On Milan’s catwalks we saw it in various versions: the ones by Missoni were fluffy and long, short and padded, rendered in a warm and autumnal palette for an interesting twist. Definitely less romantic and more urban, were the ones designed by Reed Krakoff. From small to bigger silhouettes, the approach remains the same: easy yet refined. Etro, instead, has decided to play with shearling for a short, but completely decorated result. For a second version, Etro chose wool, rendered in a retro mountain pattern and styled with cool long skirts. Prada took a similar path, with an extra large version of a mannish vest, proposed in different variations for Miu Miu Resort 2015 and even for Prada SS 2015.

Francesca Crippa