Within a few short weeks the Fall 2013-Winter 2014 collections will be unveiled for all to see. To say that we are excited at the prospect of seeing new fashion trends unravel is an understatement, we can’t stop thinking about what newly devised techniques designers are going to be adopting this time around!
2012 was a good fashion year by all accounts, especially on the fur fashion front. From full fur looks to details and accessories, fur helped transform articles of clothing into show-stopping marvels. What was particularly impressive was how fur was worked and reworked to often camouflage itself into quasi textiles via embroideries, dyes, shearing, and even intarsia design work.
It isn’t a surprise that designers reference the world around them, often channeling popular culture to great effect. This was clearly evident in the way fur designer trailblazers like Frédéric Castet at Christian Dior and Jean-Paul Avizou at Revillon presented fur a generation ago. Today’s designers are re-embracing this “no holds barred” creative approach and moving progressively forward full steam ahead!
For those who are versed in Decorative Arts or even home design, more than a few fur techniques seem to oddly parallel parquetry work and even woood grain texture. That’s the beauty of fur’s texture and how light reflects onto the fur. A little herringbone pattern parquetry style or some newly devised wood grain stenciling has a tremendous effect and the wow-factor might simply make “wood” a trending term this upcoming fashion calendar.
The fall 2013 collections will be here soon! We can’t wait to see what creative twists and turns they will bring!
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