Fashion

Making Shapes with Ponchos and Capes

Autumn dressing never looked so good...

Ponchos and capes have been worn by rebels, revolutionaries and heroes throughout history. No longer the preserve of magicians, literary protagonists, comic book crusaders, gothic horror characters and flamboyant entertainers, these sleeveless garments have broadened greatly in their adoption and appropriation.

Accordingly, if this season’s poncho and cape trend were a progeny it would be the lovechild of André Leon Talley’s distinct vernacular of drama ‘n’ dash and Little Red Riding Hood’s sartorial signature of nonchalant femininity. Timely and timeless, a poncho or cape adds a touch of style nous and urban nuance to the most informal of outfits…

1 September 2020