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Puf­fer jack­ets aren’t go­ing any­where for the fore­see­able fu­ture—in fact, there are now more op­tions than ever. Bian­nual is a new cold-weather out­er­wear brand and the brain­child of Toronto-based cre­ative di­rec­tor Dani Roche. The line launched this sea­son with eight styles, in­clud­ing over­sized parkas in stand­out hues and prints like sal­mon-pink-and-white camo. “Out­er­wear has al­ways com­prised a huge part of my wardrobe,” says Roche. “Up un­til now, my state­ment coats of­fered lit­tle warmth or func­tion.” Bian­nual’s cru­elty-free coats use a ma­te­rial called Supremeloft, made of polyester clus­ters and re­cy­cled cash­mere fi­bres, which is lighter than down and nat­u­rally wa­ter-re­sis­tant. Most of the jack­ets are re­versible or fea­ture zip-off sleeve and col­lar de­tails. Roche also set out to cre­ate a brand that’s uni­sex. “Peo­ple are be­com­ing more open-minded and re­cep­tive to dis­man­tling con­ven­tions,” she says. “I saw an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate an in­clu­sive brand.” Count us in. (From $385, bian­

Supremeloft syn­thetic-fill jacket, Bian­nual ($525)

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