Being the scion of a French fur dynasty has its benefits. It may or may not be inborn, but there’s something always so native about fur in J. Mendel fashion collections.
This past February, Giles Mendel delivered a complicated fall-winter fur fashion collection that was both strong and geometric as well as ‘flowy’ and feminine. The Mendel gal is a beautiful urbanite that likes to layer her style and kick a privileged pavement at times.
For Mendel’s tough side, the outerwear flaunted a tailor’s hand at work (frankly, he must have a battalion at his disposal). The silhouettes may look square, or squared-off, but the intricate cuts and patchwork treatments of textures and sheens, while ignoring conventions, built new indelible shapes.
On the soft side, Mendel likes his ladies ethereal with layers of luxurious silks that embrace luxe with an accent of power. The fluid and luscious eveningwear showcased the darker side of the color spectrum with both sides of satins used to great effect.
But, J. Mendel wouldn’t be J. Mendel without his fur pieces. This time, he played with asymmetric treatments, serving clean shapes with a myriad of juxtapositions. And, it wasn’t just about creating geometric patterns; the trend for combining various fur types was prevalent as well. At Chez Mendel, such pieces had a somewhat aggressive, if not avant-garde feel.
And for all the fall 2011 designer fur fashions visit Fur-Style.com.
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