I'm going to go way out on a limb here (with the disclaimer: I am not a fashion designer) and scoff openly and loudly at the recent proclamation that down comforters are out.
Perhaps if I were Esme Squalor I would give a shit what's in and what's out, but here in the real world, where it gets cold and our wood-heated house gets chilly at night, I want a cover on my bed that's, as one detractor put it, "hot."
The fact is that in my house, our bedroom does double-duty as cold storage for our winter stores ;), which is why you'll find us snuggling under not one, but two, down comforters. The reality for many other people, however, who heat with oil, gas or electricity, is that the cost of heating their homes is becoming increasingly more expensive every year, and sometimes the increases are dramatic spikes that throw household budgets into a tailspin.
In the real world (as opposed to the "fashion world"), doesn't it, therefore, make sense to save some energy and some money, turn the heat down and throw a couple of extra down comforters on the bed?
When word of this gets out, the good news for those of us who are more realistic than fashion conscious is that we're likely to find a lot of cast-off down comforters free for the taking in those curbside give-aways or on freecyle ... or for very cheap at the thrift store.
Either way, when the price of gasoline and heating oil sky-rocket and all of those people (who eschewed their down comforters as too "common" and opted instead for thin, cotton blankets) are shivering in their beds, I reckon I'll have the last laugh from my cozy and warm, but too lumpy bed.
My mom used to say that comfort was more important than fashion. I don't know that I've ever told her, but "Hey, Mom. You were right! :)