There’s no worse feeling than stepping out the door in the morning (when it’s a mere 31 degrees) and running straight into someone wearing the same exact black puffer coat as you. Ugh!
The only remedy? Find yourself some unique outerwear so that no one you encounter is wearing anything remotely similar. While scrolling through Desigual’s website last week, that’s exactly what I found. The Spanish retailer is well known for its off-the-wall bright prints and playful approach to fashion, but I’d never considered it a mecca for cold-weather gear.
But now I must own the velvet XL moto jacket, and it’s probably imperative that I add the shimmering shearling to my repertoire as well. And don’t even get me started on that red hot puffer made from recycled plastic.
Another thing I love about Desigual is that they have a finger on the pulse—and not just with sustainable designs (though they do, indeed, have plenty of those). The company is refreshingly modern when it comes to cultural movements with a focus on diversity and acceptance of everyone—made vividly clear with the brand’s Art Basel experience called “Love Different” in Miami, where a troupe of dancers of all colors and shapes (including Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon) performed a sultry piece of performance art that left them nearly naked on a man-made mountain.