Fur has made a major comeback on the New York runways this Season as the Recession recedes behind us and people feel increasingly comfortable about spending money. The interpretation this go-around has been impactful, with an emphasis on oversized unexpected fur touches such as hoods, handbags and boots.
Slate-colored Rabbit Fur Vest with Fox Fur Collar
It goes without saying that fashion thrives on originality and individuality. In the past few seasons alone, fur design witnessed a demystified slant to innovation, making fur a creative medium for experimentation, positioning it well beyond a de facto luxe material. New York, alone, gave us some exciting examples worth mentioning.
Olivia Palermo bracing the bad weather in style during New York Fashion Week Fall 2013-Winter 2014
The looks with the most lasting impact this Season are not simply trends in the making; they are defining a new “Dressy Casual” mindset that has been developing since the financial crash. Dressing day to evening is more common as is mixing various garment types with nonchalance.
Warming-up before Rag and Bone show – New York Fashion Week 2013-2014 Fall Winter, Day 2
As we well know, the workplace is becoming less formal, but that is not to say that it is becoming completely casual. A “Dressy Casual” look is steadily emerging and redefining itself with each season, quickly become the standard dress code for most people. Designers are taking notice and creating looks that are not only fashionable, but can easily adapt to a greater sartorial range and environment. Today, updating classic cuts is a clear fashion breadwinner.
Fashionable attendee at New York Fashion Week Fall 2013-Winter 2014 (Eclectic Society)
So, what are the key fur fashion trends coming out of the collections?
Black & White | Fur Fashion Trends 2013
An easy way to make any look pop is to calibrate colors and textures. Pairing Black & White is an Old School favorite and works wonders. From Minimalist to Rock ‘n’ Roll by way of Prim and Proper, black and white pairing spells out Easy Chic. Not to be left behind, designers are embracing black and white fur combinations – often combining different fur types – to create striking looks that spell-out classy, sporty, edgy. It’s a wining style.
Chadò Ralph Rucci – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Monique L’huillier – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Altuzarra – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Bold Prints | Fur Fashion Trends 2013
Bold prints are being used effectively for fall 2013 to bring drama, excitement and a sense of newness. Many of these patterns come direct from nature such as natural animal markings that serve to camouflage animals in their habitats. Stenciled prints that reflect these markings remain popular. Among designer favorites are the spotted prints or striped prints, often reworked in slight abstractions. Geometric patterns are also being used widely as are color-blocking variations. Pop Culture favorites like military camouflage, Op Art and Contemporary Art graphics, are fast becoming an editorial staple. All in all, patterns are providing the collections with visual impact and unrestrained creativity.
Custo Barcelona – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Michael Kors – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
BCBG Max Azria – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Lamb & Shearling | Fur Fashion Trends 2013
One of the big surprises this season was the widespread use of lamb and shearling in all its forms. Everyone is succumbing to their charms, partly due to their accessibility and generational neutrality. From conventional shearlings to creative, reversible variations of lamb, from the dramatic longer-haired Mongolian and Tibetan lamb looks, or the sleek and sophisticated adaptations of broadtail and Persian lamb, designers flexed their creative muscles to create innovative new outerwear and ready-to-wear looks, trims and accessories.
Tommy Hilfiger – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Rag and Bone – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Phillip Lim – Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Innovative Trims | Fur Fashion Trends 2013
When it comes to fur fashion design and its many applications, high style and ultra-luxe are creatively blending with today’s tone of general ease. Fur is the essential status symbol, but it is also the world’s original material for clothing. Designers are incorporating fur into garments and accessories to help reinvent them with flair and distinction. Playing with zones and proportions, pieced and partitioned design elements (and innovative trims) are giving established garment types a sportier, edgier look, as well as a wonderful way to add texture and visual impact.
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