This story first appeared in the May 27, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
When Giambattista Valli, whose signature dress shape is the cocoon, launched his new collection for Ciwifurs, he naturally included some of those silhouettes in the line. Here, one example: his fox cape, worn with a Zucca dress. Valli is part of a new group of European designers who have rediscovered fur.
European designers are reimagining fur, using it for looks with a strong presence that range from a mink dress to a raccoon jacket trimmed with ostrich.