The Statement Piece for Fall 2014–The Blanket Cape



Hi Fashionistas,
It’s a beautiful sunny fall day in NY and if you’re ahead of the curve, you will have already gotten yourself one of the season’s biggest statement pieces–The Blanket Poncho!
From runway to everyday – Here’s how we wear it.

These cozy blanket capes can be easily paired with skinny jeans and a great pair of boots–perfect for a fall football game, a chilly evening by the fire-pit roasting marshmallows, cozying up at the ski lodge, or just running around town–on the other hand, some of these pieces are strikingly fashionista pieces all on their own

The trend has been hot for a while now and the runway show versions were about huge voluminous shapes, interesting fabrications and patterning….from Burberry, Etro, Cavalli, Kenzo, Junya Watanbe, Yohji Yamimoto, Barbara Bui, Michael Kors….they all made sure to have dramatic versions of blanket capes….

Just like throwing a blanket over your shoulder
Etro – Roberto Cavalli – Burberry Prorsum


Big Drama!
Dolce & Gabbana – Gareth Pugh – Valentino




I did say you could warm up by the fire-pit, but what I forgot to mention is that you can convert them into a sleeping bag! These puffy down capes from Junya Watanbe are just another version of the silhouette. 
Bold Patterns Make Bold Statements
Chloe – Yohji Yamamoto – Kenzo
Go get cozy with your blanket poncho–you’ll love how comfortable and easy they are to wear all while  making you look super fashionable!
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design consulting for major apparel companies as well as designs, manufactures and markets her women’s lifestyle brand, Tocaya. With 25 years of industry experience most recently as Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd., she has managed large creative design teams. Trevino provides insight on upcoming fashion trends for each season collaborating with designers, merchants and product development teams to help develop brand appropriate apparel. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Having previously worked with private label brands for stores like Kohl’s, NY & Co, White House|Black Market, and Ann Taylor to name a few as well as brands like Lee jeans, Wendy Williams, Brooke Shields Timeless, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Whitney Port, she has the ability to build brands from the design and merchandising process all the way through fitting, production, and marketing.