Lots of fur at haute couture shows
9 August 2011Fashion & Lifestyle
Following the haute couture shows in Paris in July, the 'design laboratory' AKA Haute Couture has put together a trend book of the most noticeable trends.
Fur as Fabric explores the collections that worked fur to produce either print or pattern [Jean Paul Gaultier's Alpine sweater and Alexix Mabille's printed fur evening gown].
Trend 2, Shoulder Definition outlines the emphasis from Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli and On Aura Tout Vu on shoulder definition and the high neck. The next trend to note is The High Neck, which is one of the strongest trends to emerge for the Autumn/Winter. It is inspired by the Elizabethan ruff, just think Mary Queen of Scots.
A longstanding and very strong trend for fur design is covered under Fur Sleeves. Long-haired sleeves were applied to full length evening wear at Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexis Mabille, while Quentin Veron used asymmetric styling and contrasting fur combinations. The penultimate trend to note is Fur and Feathers where fur and feathers were worked together to create the 'ultimate in tactile luxury'. The final trend of the six is Coloured Fur with strong jewel colours which echoes the Ready To Wear Autumn/Winter collections show in March.