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Fur Trends Galore at the 2017 ILOE Show

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If you’ve been following us on Facebook for the past few days then you know we’ve been working it  at the 2017 ILOE Show, the International Luxury Outerwear Expo in Chicago.  The key trends that were established on the runways of New York, London, Paris and Milan provide the inspiration for the exhibitors here as they add their own creative twists along with their in-depth understanding of the current dynamics of the market to create innovative new fur fashions for the upcoming fall/winter season.

at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Supported by the fur industry’s top brands the 2017 ILOE Show was a welcome addition to the fur industry for both retailers and manufacturers alike

Fur Fashion Trends as Seen at the 2017 ILOE Show

As we walked the show floor reviewing the collections of the 85 exhibitors on hand the story for this year quickly became clear.  When it comes to fur fashion for fall 2017 it’s all in the details.

Konstantinou Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Konstantinou Furs’ swakara lamb and mink jacket at the 2017 ILOE Show

A bold, multi-colored feathered fox jacket or mink camouflage jacket reflect the intricate artistry of intarsia design.  Sections of dyed furs are sewn together to create bold and complex patterns best understood when examined closely.

Rendezvous N.Y. at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Rendezvous N.Y.’s feathered focx coat at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Rendezvous N.Y. at the 2017 ILOE SHow

A stunning mink camouflage jacket from Rendezvous N.Y.

Rendezvous N.Y. at the 2017 ILOE SHow

More dramatic patchwork inspired designed from Rendezvous N.Y.

Woven leather is a key detail trend for the season, seamlessly integrated with fur to create a fresh textural story.  Multiple fur types are integrated within a garment to create depth and visual intensity. Innovative new cuts and shapes, bold color blocking and a mash-up of textures are driving the development of shearling.  We thought we’d seen it all on the runways, where shearling emerged as one of the most significant trends for fall 2017, but throughout the aisles of ILOE we were continually amazed by the fresh new approaches.

HiSO at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Innovative and visually arresting mixed media elements sets HiSO’s shearling coats apart from the rest

HiSO at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Not just any shearling… HiSO

HiSO at the 2017 ILOE SHow

HiSO has definitely brought back sexier feminine elements to shearling jackets. We especially love this shocking fuchsia pink one

HiSO at the 2017 ILOE SHow

HiSO is making shearling lighter and more versitile than ever for all seasons

HiSO at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Take your pick HiSO has got it all!

Metallized dying provides an unexpected shot of glamour.  This technique, first introduced by Fendi, allows fur to pick up on the metallic trend so strong in RWT and leathers.

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi’s metallisizeed dying technique on display at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi

Color is key, from bright pinks and blues to rich jewel tones to soft pastels and natural tones.  When displayed together, the veritable rainbow of fur creates an exciting and stimulating message.

Jonevon at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mink intarsia camouflage bomber jacket from Jonevon

Jonevon at the 2017 ILOE Show

Jonevon

Jonevon at the 2017 ILOE Show

Fabulous intarsia scarves from Jonevon

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

A beautiful blush tone cashmere vest with exaggerated fox fur frontal pockets from DiOMi

Rendezvous N.Y. at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Rendezvous N.Y.

Mitchie's Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie’s Matchings colorful, versatile and playful pieces wer a huge hit at the 2017 ILOE Show and showed that you can definitely have fun with fur

Mitchie's Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie’s Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie's Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie’s Matchings pieces are perfect for pairing with
jeans and tees

Mitchie's Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie’s Matchings

Musi Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Natural tones as a subtle pop of color as well as seen with this fantastic piece by Musi Furs

Musi Furs at 2017 ILOE Show

Sometimes the best color is a great neutral. Besides, who can go wrong with a chinchilla?

Di Cara at 2017 ILOE Show

Colorful and fun pieces from Di Cara

Beading and crystals add romance and drama to a range of fur fashions.  But if you want to take bold one step further and insure you will make an unforgettable entrance why not embellish fur with creative designs of inset colored lights?  The result is statement outerwear they won’t soon forget.

Christos Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Christos Furs lit up the GLO runway show the 2017 ILOE Show

When it comes to accessories, there is an explosion of creativity this season.  In hats, scarves, bags and footwear, there is something furry for everyone this season.  And it is all just so much fun!!!   Looking to make an easy statement?  A cable knit hat with a fox pom-pom or a furry bag accessory is just the ticket.  Fingerless gloves are the perfect solution to fight the cold in style while still giving you the freedom to text that you are on your way.  Who ever said that fur wasn’t practical too?  And a lush fur scarf is the perfect, easy luxe addition to any look.

Jonevon at the 2017 ILOE Show

Jonevon Furs

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Jonevon Furs

DiOMi at the 2017 ILOE Show

DiOMi

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Jonevon Furs

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Fur hats in all varieties on display at Jonevon Furs

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Jonevon Furs’ fox handbag accessories are a popular add on

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

Elegant leather and mink-trimmed gloves from Jonevon Furs also create a polished finish

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

More cold weather accessories from Jonevon. Tese are for the woman who can’t totally commit to the fat during those cooler winter months

Jonevon Furs at the 2017 ILOE Show

A chic little mink backpack from Jonevon Furs is always a fun and handy accessory

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

This is one bold little accessory. A crimson red mink crossbody cell phone pouch from Serbos Furs

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Matching red fingerless gloves and rose pin from Serbos Furs are great gift ideas

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Why wear boring earmuffs when you can add a little quirky fun and style, Serbos Furs has it all

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Bag charms galore from Serbos Furs

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Serbos Furs…put on a happy smile

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Serbos Furs

Serbos Furs at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Sophisticated yet whimsical fur pom pom hats from Serbos Furs

Mitchie's Matchings at the 2017 ILOE Show

Mitchie’s Matchings

It is the exclusivity of fur that defines it as one of the ultimate luxury items.  It is an exclusivity derived from handcrafted production at every step of the process, from the ranchers who apply their mastery of breeding and care to produce the desired fur textures and mutations to the processors who apply their creative and innovative dying and processing skills to the master furriers who cut and stretch the skins, lay them out and sew them together completely by hand to bring the designer’s vision to life.  This is the only way to create a fur garment and, as a result, no two garments are exactly alike.  This is why fur needs to be seen up close and personal to be fully appreciated.  And this is why the details count.

animal print jackets at the 2017 ILOE SHow

Animal print jackets were also a huge trend at the 2017 ILOE Show

While the tulips blooming outside announced the arrival of spring in Chicago, our thoughts happily turned towards fall with the promise of the exciting fur fashion options on display at the 2017 ILOE Show.

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