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Fur Fashion 2011/2012

May 11, 2011

I just returned from the International Fur Fair in Montreal.
The runway shows gave an overview of the Fur Fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012,. I would say there were 6 major trends from the international runways. These trends are as follows:
Color – vivid brights and saturated jewel tones.
Vintage – highlighting the 20’s and 30’s, and also the 60’s and 70’s.
Key Furs – crazy textures and full furs (like Mongolian Lamb).
Collaged Furs – combining different types of furs together within one garment.
Contrast Sleeves – using different fur types for the body and sleeves.
Fox Trims – full fox collars and borders.
But let’s be honest, what models wear on the runway doesn’t exactly translate well to what we wear every day.
My next blog will be about what I purchased for our store and what the manufacturers were truly selling.

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Fur Fashion 2010-2011

May 22, 2010

Melissa and I just got back from a whirl wind trip to the International Fur Fair in Montreal. It was great to see old friends and the new styles for the coming season. Here is quick run down of what to expect for 2010/2011 season: The stoles stole the show. That’s right, stoles have returned to the fur fashion scene in full force. The combination of chic shapes, fashionable fabrics and innovative fur techniques has created new styles that won’t remind you of your grandmother’s stole. You can expect to see luxurious mink stoles with cap sleeves, silky knit rex capes accented with rosettes, stretchy and comfy ¾-sleeve boleros with bows, and lavish cashmere flings with fox trim.

7/8 length coats are extremely popular this season. No matter which fur type or fabric, coats that hit just below the knee are everywhere. Look for styles that are fitted, belted, trench, swing and straight in a myriad of fur and shearling types and textures, along with trendy new fabrics.
Overall, the Fall/Winter 10-11 season will be a strong season for fur fashion with an emphasis on more relaxed styles for the everyday casual lifestyle.
I promise more pictures as inventory arrives.