From Personalized Winter Parkas to Solar-Powered Smart Jackets

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 10, 2015
These outerwear design innovations range from personalized parkas to jackets that are able to generate solar power. In addition to fashion-focused examples like faux fur coats that are embedded with LED lights, other standouts are seemingly traditional winter jackets that are constructed using sustainable and unexpected materials.

Notable examples include Patagonia's 'Snap T Pullover' coat, a garment that is constructed out of reclaimed wood along with the 'Moon Parka' from outerwear brand North Face. This garment marries aesthetics with function and is constructed from synthetic spider silk, one of the most durable and flexible materials available in today's market.

Furthermore, examples like statement winter bombers and transparent parkas reinvent a traditional outerwear design to appeal to a demographic that is more fashion-forward. Other favorites range from smart jackets that can charge one's mobile device while on the go and coats with strategic pockets that are designed to perfectly store tablets and smartphones.