The autumn 2013 catwalk shows saw Fendi offer brilliant colour, Tom Ford work oversized shearling seams with dramatic panache, Balenciaga rework fur with camouflage-style patterns and Prabal Gurung put pattern in the frame. Also incorporating bold colour were Roberto Cavalli and Peter Som.
The DIY fashion remedy? Go faux; Scour every charity shop and eBay offer, or dig out your old fur boots; dissect and experiment. Try collaging, trimming or dyeing if you're feeling bold enough. The high street will inevitably be throwing in its two (maybe proverbial) cents if you want to do it the easy way. Whatever you do, don't be left out in the cold!