Fresh off the catwalks, we map out the major AW19 fur trends for the upcoming autumn/winter season.
After a fur-filled tour of the international runways where the industry’s biggest houses and hottest up-and-coming names made strong use of fur and Saga Furs collaborated with designers on standout pieces in fox, mink and Finnraccoon, we round up the eight fur trends that made a confident, fresh impact on the fashion landscape.
The seventies full fox coat is back with a bang. Bigger, bolder and more glamorous than ever, designers either underscored natural colours with elegantly contemporary silhouettes or shaped dyed and intarsia fox into walking sculptures and vibrant modern statements.
The trophy coat isn’t going anywhere and the most arresting new pieces spliced different fur types or set off fur with leather or fabric to create showstopping hybrid looks. Whether it’s long and short-haired furs in one garment, pearl-studded mink necklines or furry denim capes, the beauty is in the contrast.
The mink coat but not as you know it: classic mink outerwear was given one of the most exciting transformations in recent seasons with unexpected details and colour treatments. From metallic robes to deconstructed garments and opulent embellishment, brands reworked a retro staple into something hyper-new.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world, fashion houses used intarsia fur, dyes and cut-out techniques to paint pictures of abstract flowers, palm leaves and tongue-in-cheek Americana motifs. Animal patterns also ruled supreme, leaving wild paw prints across the runways.
Geometry, hand-painted lines, knitted stripes, grids and stars: intarsia furs brought serious visual impact to collections with seemingly endless ways to ‘draw’ in fur. From subtle colourways to pop art palettes, pattern looks set to dominate the AW19 season.
Sportswear and retro leisure styles influenced designers who re-imagined denim jackets and tracksuit tops in glossy fox and mink or scrawled graffiti across mink pieced together like a brick wall. Coming to a street style star near you soon.
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From Saint Laurent’s long unisex fox scarves to sensual mink décolletage and colourful candy lapels, fur brought a soft and tactile contrast to the season’s buttery leathers, sheer fabrics and shiny surfaces.
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Designers increasingly use fur to take accessories to the next level. Instagram was awash with people zooming in on mink intarsia gloves, dyed Silver Fox cross-body bags and fur trapper hats. The wilder the better – including neon fox stoles that sprouted delicate, exotic feathers.
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