Back in the 80’s and 90’s, Byblos was that sleek, fun, Italian sportswear gawked at by an army of young fashion enthusiasts. Today, the label is taking a much different road, one that is edgier and somewhat darker.
This fall/winter collection might be more suited for a rock n’ roll loving gal than a polite wallflower who likes to meet friends for tea. The looks are strong, perhaps too aggressive for some people, and they embrace the “directional” more than the “conventional”.
Still, once everything is separated, surprisingly, there are some great pieces that can complement most styles and personalities. The collection’s strong experimental bent on cuts and proportions, material choices and applications, make for a collection that is definitely modern.
A myriad of lumpy woolen knits, looking surprisingly like fluffy furs, are a technical fortethat translate very well and might simply be a Byblos trademark for a few collections. Then, when it comes to the furs, shearlings are king. Used mainly with biker-style leather jackets, the looks are much more classic than expected.
The wild streak, that ‘urban Barbarella flair’, comes with foxes and finn raccoons zoned not only to traditional collars and shoulders, but also to the sleeves and skirts of coats.
For a video montage of the Byblos fall 2011 fur fashion collection go here.
For images of all the designer fur fashion collections for fall 2011 visit Fur-Style.com.