Jaeger, or Jaeger of London for folks outside of England, is a venerable name when it comes to classic and polite dressing. This fall, don’t expect anything too earth-shattering but the label does deliver a collection with enough luxe touches and separates to please and seduce a wide range of clients.
The press always wants the latest, the unusual, “the directional” to laud. But once out of the catwalk, is this really what people want for their personal wardrobe? Very few can afford to look like fashion editorials without a few consequences to deal with.
The edge of this fall-winter collection comes from its interplay of menswear details and oversized proportions: Large lapels for coats and jackets, some of which were shearling or shearling-trimmed, mixed with ‘boxed’ tailoring to give them a unique “edge”… Combine that with an overly elongated silhouette, especially for coats, and the looks are not quiet in the least.
The outerwear –the coats and the more tailored pieces especially– have a strong referential military quality lending them a menswear touch. The execution, though, is keeping the collection feminine and elegant with the choice of textiles, leather and skins, fur accents and bold color blocking.
There is a surprisingly sportswear quality about this fall 2011 collection, something unusually American too! It shows that in fashion nothing is sacred, whatever works… works.
To view a video montage of the fall 2011 fur fashion looks for Jaeger go here.
For runway images of fur fashions from all the designer collections visit Fur-Style.com.