For the street-style set, blending in is not an option.
Exhibitors at UBM Fashion’s MAGIC trade show targeted social influencers — and their followers — with outspoken, Technicolor fur coats, bags and trims for fall collections. The idea of social-friendly pieces permeated the show: Powerhouse, colored fur options constantly eclipsed minimalist and understated coats.
Pleasant surprises included Zadig & Voltaire’s camouflage-printed coat. The piece was upgraded with the use of rich, navy blues and forest greens compared to the classic army color palette. Biannual’s electric, coral-red-and-white, color-blocked shag coat made quite the first impression and seemed to be begging for an Instagram tag. Other pieces of note included MinkPink’s banana yellow cropped number, a multicolored pouch by One by Love by Diego Binetti, and a graphic patchwork version by Peri Luxe.
Colored fur trims on puffer coats also contributed an unexpected aspect to men’s outerwear. Especially of note was Moose Knuckles’ puffer coat for the gents that boasted a baby pink fur trim on its hood.
Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Versace and Rodarte all had punch-packed furs on display for fall 2016. From Ferragamo’s zigging and zagging color maze to Fendi’s opulent, striped rendition, fall 2016 was all about celebrating individuality and uniqueness. These looks spoke to larger cultural movements such as equal rights for women and minorities, which have only gained momentum since the time of the fall 2016 fashion season.
The trend has unsurprisingly been wildly popular among street-style influencers during the current fashion season. Model Sara Sampaio was captured wearing a bright pink, cheetah-printed coat. Blogger-turned-designer Leandra Medine of Man Repeller was seen wearing a green-and-white cropped jacket during New York Fashion Week. Meanwhile Olivia Palermo was snapped wearing a wine-toned fur duster during Milan Fashion Week and Giovanna Engelbert was spotted in a Miu Miu orange fur coat that was heavenly.