What is army green, lined in colorful fur and finished off with an outrageously large furry collar? None other than the parka of the season, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Italy.
In 2009, Alessia Giacobino decided to end her fruitless search for the perfect parka and just make a version of her own. Quite clearly inspired by gear worn by the US army, Ms. Giacobino decided to update the classic green parka with refined touches. She padded the silhouette with colorful fur and shearling, et voila, a brilliant new hybrid was born. In 2014, Geraldine Bassani Antivari was appointed creative director at the brand, thus infusing Mr and Mrs Italy with a new, more creative outlook for both men and women.
All made in Mr & Mrs Italy’s Italian atelier, these parkas all come with four-figure prices. But they also happen to be the ultimate winter luxury, available in a rainbow of fur choices, plus shells that eschew a green exterior for a denim blue. They can be worn more frequently than an all-fur coat, due to the casual nature of the style, but they’ll be just as warm. Further, the massive hood makes hiding from harsh winds and snow showers a stylish activity.
The brand even offers a customization service, where shoppers can select every detail of their Mr & Mrs Italy parka, from interior and exterior fur to a personal stamp with leather initials. Which just might make this the most warm, cozy and thoughtful holiday gift possible.