6 perfect parkas for AW18 | Circa

The iconic jacket returns for an AW18 update.

From it’s origins as a jacket that provided heavy protection against severe arctic weather, to it’s adoption by the mods of the 60s as a statement piece of outerwear, the parka has gone through many re-inventions. Yet it remains at the forefront of fashion every year due to it’s high practicality and archetypal aesthetic.

Here are six parkas fresh for AW18 that will have you looking stylish and keeping warm.

Ellesse Ampetrini Parka

Ellesse Ampetrini Parka in Blue, £99

Ellese’s sportswear heritage comes to the fore in this ski-inspired take on the classic parka. With a fur lined hood and long silhouette to give the trademark features of the parka, the utility pockets and ski badge to the arm create a more relaxed, sportswear vibe.

Perfect for those winter getaways on the slopes, or your morning commute to work. Either works, really. 

Pretty Green Cassidy Parka

Pretty Green Cassidy Parka in Khaki, £150

Pretty Green delivers one of the iconic parkas this season with this highly-stylized design. With attention grabbing hood-lining in the signature Pretty Green paisley, the Cassidy Parka draws inspiration from LG himself with a long silhouette. The minimalist detailing and fishtail hem make this easy to style with a pair of slim fitting jeans. 

Lyle & Scott Winter Weight Fleece Lined Parka

Lyle & Scott Winter Weight Fleece Lined Parka in Black, £160 

The Lyle & Scott Vintage Fleece Lined Jacket offers an effortless gateway into the style. A soft fleece lining provides comfort and warmth, while the faux fur hood lining and drawstring waste create that traditional parka look.

We’re loving it in black, which helps the Lyle & Scott logo to pop and makes this ideal for layering with your autumn/winter basics. 

Pretty Green Hooded Parka

Pretty Green Hooded Parka in Orange, £180

A more lightweight and stylized option, the Hooded Parka is a sure-fire indie classic. With a long flowing body and an exceptional lightweight shell, this the perfect statement piece. An iridescent coating gives is a touch of the contemporary treatment for a modern finish. 

Trade the khaki and navy for orange this season if you want something more upbeat. 

Fred Perry Snorkel Parka

Fred Perry Snorkel Parka in Khaki, £325

When you think of parkas, you probably think of Fred Perry – and for good reason. The brand has close links the subculture that brought the jacket to the masses in the 50s and 60s.

Fred Perry’s parkas are something we look forward to most every year – and this year doesn’t disappoint. So, for statement style, look for the Snorkel Parka in khaki. A down-filled body makes this perfect for winter. A delicately faded khaki outer creates an iconic, casual look. The signature Laurel Wreath adds a touch of class. 

Marshall Artist Altitude Parka

Marshall Artist Altitude Parka in Blue, £175

Offering a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic jacket style, Marshall Artist’s Altitude Parka takes minimalist and practical approach. Available in three colours – this terrace-friendly parka is the one to spring for if you need easy wearing protection from the elements.  

The detachable faux fur trim works in tandem with a padded hood to provide warmth. The Marshall Artist badge to the sleeve gives the signal of quality.

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