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Colorful Fur Fashions | Trend Alert

We saw indigo denim strongly represented on the global fashion landscape these past few seasons, classic prints getting a total revamp with photo-processing and, more recently, plenty of references to classic designs in modernized forms.  But Fall 2014-Winter 2015 will stand out as an original season full of surprises and excitements with color leading the way.

Who wore it better? Marc Jacobs in Prada - Colorful Fur Fashions

Who wore it better? Marc Jacobs in Prada

Tsumori Chisato - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Tsumori Chisato – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Gone are the conventional furs echoing the little dark bourgeois mink coat of the 1950’s-1960’s; today, designers are embracing the unexpected and the creative by offering wildly colorful creations that may appear like woven/printed textiles from afar, but are actually marvels in fur construction.

Libertine - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Libertine – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Aquilano.Rimondi - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Aquilano.Rimondi – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Altuzarra - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Altuzarra – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

The subtlety of designs/treatments and graphic visual excesses are reestablishing the importance of artistry and craftsmanship and the exclusivity these skills bring to garment construction.  These fur coats and jackets may not be haute couture per se, but they are surely getting close to it.

Burberry Prorsum - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Burberry Prorsum – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Cividini - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Cividini – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

KTZ - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

KTZ – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Mink is really getting the greatest mileage out of this trend. Through intricate intarsia applications different planes of hued mink are reworked into every imaginable pattern and design reflecting a broad range of artistic influences. The mink’s shorter hair, while still richly textural, offers a flexibility that easily translates into sportier looks.

Jean Paul Gaultier - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Simonetta Ravizza - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Simonetta Ravizza – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Burberry Prorsum - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Burberry Prorsum – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Altuzarra - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Altuzarra – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

The more simple and geometric designs may be more easily accepted by the mainstream as they are easier to incorporate into the average wardrobe. Who can resist a bold plaid or fun polka dot?

Marco de Vincenzo - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Marco de Vincenzo – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Tod's - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Tod’s – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Saint Laurent - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Saint Laurent – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

We especially appreciate that designers are utilizing a great variety of fur types with distinct textures for intarsia designs, going well beyond the traditional sheared beaver or mink. Things are progressing democratically, providing so many more options to choose from. And that is really what fashion is all about!