|Perhaps the most striking trend to catch my eye this season is |
After a period of being somewhat dormant, fur is back in a big way.
.....Both real and faux furs have shown up in almost every major designer's fall collection. The photo at left presents a fur-trimmed shirtdress and scarf ensemble from Gucci. As you can see, the designers are using a bold approach with color and form and delivering some very fresh and exciting looks. I love how the designers are using fur accents in nearly every type of apparel. This look is very much in sync with the "Lady Chic" trend that continues to be very strong. Both the Gucci ensemble and the Donna Karan dress below illustrate just how glamourous a touch of fur can be!
Gucci Fur Trimmed Shirtdress and Scarf
Donna Karan Grey Melange Dress with Opera Length Gloves and Shearling Cuffs
|Fur toppers have made a huge entrance this season with offerings from many notable designers, such as the fabulous vest on the left by Michael Kors, or the incredible shrug by J. Mendel on the right.> >>>>|
Perhaps best of all, similar looks such as these by INC have quickly trickled into mainstream fashion, making the trend accessible to nearly everyone.
I think possibly the most unique and intriging use of fur this season, however, is it's application to footwear and handbags, as seen in the the exciting new designer offerings below.
Chubby Faux Fur Vest by INC
Belted Faux Fur Vest by INC
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|Givenchy Mink Trimmed Suede Pumps ||Christian Louboutin |
Lady Fox Heel Pump
| Manolo Blahnik|
Chilia Suede Pumps with Fur Rosette
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|Christian Louboutin Fox Fur Clutch ||Prada White Fur Tote ||Prada Fox Fur Clutch |
|Diego Dolcini Fur Collar Bootie ||Sergio Rossi Mink Trimmed Suede Bootie ||Sergio Rossi Fox Trimmed Leather Bootie |
Christian Louboutin Toundra Bootie
Case in point....the two rings below.
|Ranjana Khan Mink Ring||Guess Fur and Crystal Ring|
The season ahead promises to be an exciting one, marked with many contrasts. Some of the hottest trends to watch are "Snakeskin", "Hardware", "Lady Chic", and "Bold Graphics." Please visit again soon as we explore some of the year's hottest looks, from the runway to the bargain basement.