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Shearling Update: Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 Trend Watch

Shearling’s growth in popularity over the past few years has been well documented.  You need only review the women’s – or men’s – collections from runways around the globe in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to witness for yourself the creative explosion of this luxurious, yet practical material.  Fashion bloggers and magazines have declared it a key trend for the past few seasons as designers adapted shearling to looks that ranged from sporty and casual to hippy chic to modern elegance.

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Louis Vuitton monogram shearling Thunder tote

Louis Vuitton monogram shearling Thunder tote

For Fall 2015 designers have embraced shearling as never before to deliver a broader-than-ever array of styles for both men and women that cross generational differences and appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and socio-economic divides.

FOR THE LADIES

This season shearling has gotten the glam reboot as designers play with both the fur side and the leather/sueded side of the skins to great effect.  Leather is lacquered or reworked with numerous color finishes, even including metallic accents.  It is shaved into a textile-fine finish for gentle draping in softer silhouettes. Texture is the focus as designers move beyond traditional sheepskin, using Tibetan or Mongolian lamb or goat to create bold and exciting new looks.  Multiple fur types may be used in a garment combining mink and sheepskin, for example.

Georgine

Georgine

Coach

Coach

J Crew

J Crew

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Barbara Bui

Barbara Bui

Blumarine

Blumarine

Coach

Coach

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lie Sangbong

Lie Sangbong

Marco DeVincenzo

Marco DeVincenzo

Marco DeVincenzo

Marco DeVincenzo

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

The results are pure excitement –  classy and casual; sweet and soft yet very functional; edgy and modern with a bit of a boho feel; sophisticated and elegant.  Designers have reworked shearling into ladylike coats, fresh moto jackets and vests and easy-chic blousons and cardigans.  The new shearlings are perfect from the office to dinner with friends and weekend soccer games to SoHo nights.  There are even a few options that work perfectly with eveningwear.

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Zero Maria Cornejo

Zero Maria Cornejo

Iceberg

Iceberg

Kaal

Kaal

Akris

Akris

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Vivetta

Vivetta

FOR THE MEN

Let’s face it.  Men have their sartorial limits.  When it comes to outerwear, for many men most fur types are just too precious, too over-the-top (although there are some extraordinarily fine-looking men’s furs this season!) Their answer to luxurious, handsome, functional outerwear?  Shearling.

Coach Fall 2015 ad campaign

Coach Fall 2015 ad campaign

J Crew

J Crew

J Lindeberg

J Lindeberg

Jil Sanders

Jil Sanders

John Varvatos

John Varvatos

Shearling has a certain brawn factor, perhaps redolent of the old iconic Western cowboy looks, that lends itself to the more rugged stylings men prefer to project. But innovative treatments and design adaptations have enabled designers to embrace the softness and luxury of shearling to create outerwear looks that are masculine and strong with a more polished edge.

Porsche Design

Porsche Design

Porsche Design

Porsche Design

Porsche Design

Porsche Design

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss

Belstaff

Belstaff

John Varvatos

John Varvatos Joh

Today’s shearlings integrate easily into most men’s preexisting wardrobes and are adaptable enough to work with everything from jeans to business attire. Whether man or woman, Fall 2015 is, indeed, a great season for shearling.  Is there a shearling on your Christmas wish list?

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