Wintertrend: Foxy Furs

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Trends, womenswear

You either hate or love it, but the fur-trend is definitely back  this season if we ask the great designers. Even the dullest outfits looked luxurious with a touch of warm hair (fake or real).  There’s only one major difference compared to other  years: this season it’s more about the details.

Fur has been seen on many catwalks like Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen and Donna Karan. But everyone is working this trend in a different way. A handful of designers went for the glamorous and sexy look, with front runner Gucci. Frida Giannini went for an over the top 70’s glamour look which made everyone greedy. Every outfit was topped off with furs in different colors, like turquoise, yellow ochre and emerald green. That same extravagant appearance was spotted at Jean Paul Gaultier, with luxurious looking furs on the coats trim and waist. There was even a model wearing a white fox over her shoulder, shocking!  Funny detail, even the grandma trolleys were covered with fur.

Other designers went for a more subtle look, with fur only on the collar or sleeves, like Dries van Noten and Max Mara.

(Eva Dusch)


Trend Report – Warm Winter Accessories

December 1, 2010 by  
Filed under accessories, Fashion, Featured Items

Unfortunately a warm camel coat is not enough to keep you warm this winter. You’re gonna need some winter proof accessories to go with that too. We selected the best warm winter accessories straight from the catwalk:

  • A knitted scarf, the thickest one you can get.
  • A pair of long leather gloves.  According to Gstar, Carolina Herrera and Moschino the best ones are blue this season, but you can choose any color you like. Just take a colorful risk and try to have fun with it.
  • A nice fur detail, perhaps on your collar, bag or shoes.
  • A hat, cap, turban (very trendy) or headband, anything that keeps your head warm and prevents your ears from freezing off.
  • A pair of hairy snow boots (you don’t wanna ruin your suede heels).

The rule for wearing these accessories seems to be: the bigger the better. Especially Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Galliano went over the top with their enormous hats and overload of fur.

Catwalktrend FW2010: hairy situation

August 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

For a lot of designers we hope it’s going to be a cold winter. How else would they get rid of their many enormous fur coats?

The fur coat we’ll see this winter is thicker than ever before. The models at the Chanel show looked like snowmen and at Michael Kors they resembled big hairy animals.

For Fendi Karl Lagerfeld came up with patchwork fur, at Chanel he opted for faux fur and stated: ‘You fake chic, but you can be chic in fake fur’. Viktor & Rolf’s first look was Kristen McMenamy wearing an gigantic fur coat (under which many layers of clothing were hidden).

Lanvin, Thakoon, Hermes, Bottega Veneta and D&G put a small belt around their big fur coats to give it a little more shape.

We saw real and faux fur in just about any imaginable color. PETA activists won’t be so delighted, but the fur looks really were show-stoppers.

Milan Catwalk Fashion show fw2010: Roberto Cavalli

January 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Milan

The Roberto Cavalli fashion show was a mix of several themes. There were military influences and Victorian details. Yet the show was also very Cavalli due to the use of jaguar prints.

One piece of clothing really stood out: tartan trousers, cut just under the knee. Those trousers came by in a few variations matched with large coats, metal mash tank tops or velour’s jackets. One metallic top had such a detailed pattern that the material resembled lace fabric.

Roberto Cavalli accentuated the men’s body in the right way with this collection; small at the bottom and wide at the top. So his trousers were tight and his big jackets had emphasized shoulders and XL collars with often, not one but two, fur layers.

The models wore shiny shoes in different shades. Their feminine metal belts had all sorts of frills and therefore were real showpieces.

The use of military as a theme may not have been quite renewing. Yet overall the Cavalli collection was creative and sophisticated.

Demonstrations at New York Fashion Week

September 8, 2008 by  
Filed under New York, Video

At Bryant Park: On our right side we have demonstrators against skinny models. On our left side we have demonstrators against fur… Pick your side 🙂