What’s cool about patent leather this season? For starters, the shiny texture is the perfect backdrop to all the fluffy jumpers and cosy coats you’ll be wearing. And if your patent purchase comes in an offbeat colour it’s a plus – we’re talking Lady Danger red (like this ASOS pencil skirt) or Caramac brown. Saying that, both Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff know black patent outerwear is always cool – think Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour and you're there