Capes are typically a fall fashion trend, however for Spring and Summer 2009 the cover-ups have been given a lighter, wispy appearance by many top name designers. The look may be somewhat superhero in a few cases, but L’Wren Scott’s white giant feather piece and Tommy Hilfiger’s classic indigo and white hooded cape are pure glamour.
Ungaro and William Rast provoke a more rustic impression with woven plaid fabrics. Vivienne Westwood adds a petite rose coloured ‘capette’ to a little black dress and a more gothic style. Givenchy remains classic, with extremely wearable wraps in neutral shades.
A two-tone reversible cape by Marni is as close as we get to a caped-crusader look, but still remains graceful. Jasmine di Milo’s gorgeous sheer black ensemble is completed with a shawl that gently wraps the head and Veronique Branquinho created a hooded taupe cape to enhance the striped black and tan shift dress.
The designs substantiate the cape is perfect for all cool weather and they can keep the chill off whether it be fall or spring.