You may name it the “haute hoodie”. Or at a stretch, vogue’s response to the power disaster. Both manner, within the newest crossover between catwalk glamour and excessive road practicality, the hooded costume has been dubbed the “warmdrobe look” of winter 2022.

No two hooded robes are the identical, after all, and on the greater finish of issues they arrive sheer and tight. On a cold night time in New York final week, the mannequin Kate Moss offered an award sporting a sheer olive-green silk jersey costume whose solely heat got here from a built-in hood. Earlier within the month, Beyonce wore one by Saint Laurent in aubergine, which she paired with sun shades. Finishing the triumvirate, the British actor Michaela Coel went for a floor-length Ferragamo robe with matching hood, in sheer chocolate material dotted with crystals, to the LA premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally.

On the excessive road, the development is extra relaxed – at River Island, they arrive in mid-length jersey, resembling a protracted hoodie, whereas at Liz Truss’s go-to store, Karen Millen, they’re made out of recycled knitted polyester. At Raey, the hooded cashmere clothes are so lengthy, they pool on the ground.

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A hooded costume at Karen Millen {Photograph}: KAren Millen

The very best start line, says the US hood designer Shahini Fakhourie, is to deal with it like an adjunct by maintaining the hood separate: “It makes it way more versatile.” Fakhourie has been making separate hoods in black and taupe from recycled nylon for 2 years however thinks the rise in luxurious hoods is solely one other convergence between streetwear and excessive vogue. “[Hoods] have represented a lot all through the historical past of streetwear,” she says.

From modesty-wear to the visible rhetoric of David Cameron’s problematic “hug a hoodie” marketing campaign, few equipment carry such huge symbolism. However for an merchandise typically designed to render its wearer unseen, paradoxically it may possibly have the other impact. In September, the actor Katie Holmes tried to make a low-key entrance to a present by sporting a black hooded Tom Ford costume, which subsequently went viral. It was exactly this mixture of “dramatic aptitude” and “ease” that attracted the paparazzi, says Heather Gramston, head of womenswear shopping for at Browns, which shares the £2,550 costume.

Hoods on clothes really feel fashionable, however are nothing new. Recalling the Yves Saint Laurent “capuche”, Kylie Minogue’s white hooded jumpsuit from I Simply Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (designed by Mrs Jones, it sits in a Melbourne museum) and Grace Jones’ numerous hoods worn within the James Bond movie A View to A Kill, Gramston prefers to name the development “gothic glam”.

Christopher Walken and Grace Jones in A View to Kill.
Christopher Walken and Grace Jones in A View to Kill. {Photograph}: United Artists/Sportsphoto/Allstar

Saint Laurent designed his cowl model in 1969 then once more in 1985. Proving so profitable, the label repeated the look in 2002, within the closing couture present earlier than his demise in 2008, and once more within the Saint Laurent present final September. Nevertheless it was the haute hood, created by Azzedine Alaïa and worn by Grace Jones taking part in Could Day in 1985 that lingered in common tradition – and impressed Fakhourie’s hoods.

Half housecoat, half dressing robe, they have been additionally a favorite of the Nineteen Seventies ceremonial dinner. The US designer Halpern was impressed by “hostesses to fabulous home events impressed by these thrown by his personal mom in Upstate New York” when he included a number of hooded clothes in his most up-to-date assortment.

Like all profitable developments, nonetheless outlandish, there’s often a touch of practicality. “Additionally they maintain your head and ears heat”, provides Fakhourie. “It elevates a glance – however I wouldn’t doubt the practicality both.”