The Fall 2018 Runways Want You to Swap Your Cropped Puffer for a Long One

The longer, the better.
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From left: R13, Kate Spade New York, Pyer Moss, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Kim Shui. Photos: Imaxtree

From left: R13, Kate Spade New York, Pyer Moss, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Kim Shui. Photos: Imaxtree

If you still haven't purchased a puffer for yourself this winter, there's still time for you to do so. In fact, we're more than midway through New York Fashion Week, and the Fall 2018 runways are proving that the puffer is here to stay. Of course, designers have been putting a fashionable spin on the warm winter outerwear for a few seasons running, from sleek takes in 2015 to more stylish updates the following year. However, it wasn't until Balenciaga's Demna Gvasalia sent a short red version down the runway for Fall 2016 that the puffer officially hit "It" item status, adorning street style stars and celebrities alike.

This fall, the puffer has gone through another revamp as New York designers added texture, prints and, most of all, length to the mix. R13 offered puffer coats in statement-making bright white and cool camo, as well as Philipp Plein, who created his own puffers in silver and black with plenty of logo details. Pyer Moss showed a floor-sweeping version in shiny yellow, while Juicy Couture's newly hired Creative Director Jamie Mizrahi opted for lush velvet in a deep red. 

Kate Spade New York's version has a touch of romance with ruffles, and then there's Tory Burch, who lined her classic black puffer coat with cozy shearling. Finally, Phillip Lim created a high-end puffer in a mash-up of plaid, and Kim Shui offered a variety of long ones, too, including a fur-and-floral style modeled by the fashion industry's favorite gold jeweler, Jane Shuai of New Top Jewelry.

If you're looking to replace your North Face with a more fashion-forward version, then see the gallery below for plenty of inspiration.

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