Fake and real fur is still important in Spring Summer 2006 collections.
The worlds top acclaimed present day design houses all use fur to enhance
their designs. Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Calvin Klein, Lanvin, Ralph
Lauren, Michael Kors, John Galliano for Dior, Roberto Cavalli and the notably, Giorgio Armani all incorporate fur trim in the latest fashion styles.
Fur items of note include handbag accessories and bolero
shrugs. Whether real faux or frankly fake fur is here to stay for 2006
as opulent ladylike looks continue.
This page includes a Spring Summer 2006 press report plus
Spring Summer catwalk show fur images from
IFTF. Read more about autumn winter 2005/2006 fur fashion
International Designers Give Fur A Subtle Sophistication for Spring /
White and Neutrals Dominate
Spring 2006 is really a tale of two seasons for direction in fashion:
Silhouettes were either soft or structured, shapes voluminous or lean,
detailing embellished or minimal.
But clearly, it's a season of grown-up clothes and statement pieces.
Shapely, tailored coats take inspiration from couture. Texture and handwork,
inspired by looks from the '40s and '50s, replace pattern and colour, mixing
Modernist concepts from the '60s, in slim, pencil skirts and spaghetti-strap
sundresses, lean and less embellished.
Designer furs for Spring 2006 reflected the move to more subtle
Fendi sent a sexy and sensual collection from Karl Lagerfeld
down the catwalk: A chic, layered, black georgette dress was accented with
trimming of pink fox fur, while an off-white, knitted fox jacket used fabric
trim to accent rounded sleeves, and was worn open with a white round-neck
Fendi off white knitted fox jacket.
White and metallic accents also figured at Roberto Cavalli, in one of the
more eclectic looks of the season: White fox fur alternated with gold metallic
leather trim in a snap-front vest. Worn with satin shorts and a
stencil-printed leopard print bag with gold link straps.
Horizontal white fox vest gold leather trim Roberto Cavalli.
Optimism filled the Michael Kors collection, where rustic romanticism
contrasted with an elegant severity in crisp black and white, and warm
shades of ecru, sand and hemp. A clear winner was Kors' knee-length mink
balmacaan, worn over the shoulder, backed by hand-painted camouflage.
Knee length mink balmacaan with hand painted camouflage by Michael Kors.
An urbane dream of chiffon and silk tulle set the scene at J. Mendel.
Custom-coloured and sheared mink felt soft as velvet and as light as suede.
Traditional longhaired mink combined with organza and chiffon to create
weightless, airy coats and jackets, such as a natural pearl mink coat with
oversized off-the-face collar, rounded sleeves, silk satin trim, and a large
Amethyst stencil mink coat by J Mendel.
White karakul jacket with satin fur trim by J Mendel.
Baby Phat turned catwalk into theatre with a very glam, but very pretty
collection that used touches of lace and bows on the fur pieces. A standout
item was a white mink sash adorned with white satin bows, a trend in many of
Baby Phat white mink fur sash with white satin bows.
Spring/Summer 2006 was a season that showed many sides of international
style, from sexy to sophisticated, from classic to novelty, fur was the
element that made it fun, fashionable and feminine.
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(Page added 14 January
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