Fashion crowd warms to blanket coverage

The “front row throw” giant blankets worn instead of coats is the next big thing. Big in every sense, as fashionista aim to outsize each other by swaddling themselves in luxury layers.

Natalie Kingham, buying director of says ” People are starting to dress their homes as they would themselves. Who says that a luxury blanket for your sofa can’t be worn as a shawl”.

Arlette Lee designs elegant Ruanas, a kind of cape/coat hybrid from baby alpaca wool. Her designs look wonderful belted or worn loose, and are perfect for both elegant evenings out, or slung over a tee shirt and jeans.

The Times, 17 November 2018