A statement coat is all a women needs to see her through winter. At WALL London, we wanted something that combined practicality, style and warmth – so that's exactly what we did.
Our Multitasking Wool Coat with Removable Fur Hood is one of our best designs yet; lightweight but warm, handy pockets, classic colour, flattering shape... The list is endless.
Best of all though is the alpaca-fur lined hood – super warm and super versatile. Marni, Tom Ford and Giorgio Armani also turned to fur for warmth this AW13. Sophisticated black and white fur tones where a sharp contrast to last years techni-colour options, creating more of a feminine feel and look completely, unabashedly luxurious.
However, WALL’s fur hood is completely removable – so you can choose how much of a statement you want to make. From lunch with friends to a night at the theatre – it won't let you down.
Made from boiled wool, this coat is a purely natural product. The felt-like texture is deceptively warm and doesn't have all the itchy properties that are normally associated with some wools. When wool is boiled, the water shrinks the fabric without the use of chemicals. The result is a tighter, denser and more durable material, forming an entirely natural barrier against cold temperatures – great for this upcoming winter! At the same time, skin can still breathe – a comfort that not even the most high-tech of synthetic fabrics can re-create.
All of these processes date back to at least the Middle Ages, and possibly even before. Craftsmen would boil massive pots of water to take the edge off the raw wool material.
Boiled wool works fabulously well for cardigans, coats, jackets and hats – and our great Jacquard Boiled Wool Jacket is a time honoured shape with a WALL twist – a divine grey and black smokey-printed material. This jacket will fit you in all the right places.
As an entirely natural fibre, boiled wool should only be cleaned very gently. The natural was in wool, lanolin, helps to protect the material against dirt and harsh environments. If a boiled wool garment does need washing – it should always be cleaned in a cold hand wash or by dry cleaning. Never dry woollen items in a tumble dryer – lay them out flat to keep their shape.
Whatever you do, don't leave home without boiled wool this winter – wherever the day may take you.