Originally worn in the Arctic to battle bitterly cold conditions, the ever functional parka has since become fall’s chicest coverup of choice. The durability of this classic design was popular with the Mod movement of the ‘50s and ‘60s whilst serving a more practical purpose within the US military. Fast forward to the modern day and the parka is back, reimagined for fall in a versatile mix of sassy sophistication and sports-couture designs. Chloé opted for easy elegance with decadently fur-trimmed hoods worn open over caramel jersey dresses, whilst Bottega Veneta took a grungier approach with sporty-luxe drawstring coverups. So how to work the parka now? Throw it on over everything from bodycon dresses to softly tailored separates for an instant dose of new-season attitude.