Tribal and ethnic references got the glam treatment this season at Yves Salomon via the many statement pieces in the Parisian furrier’s collection. Metallic beaded embroideries edged a black suede jacket, an Aztec-patterned multihued mink gilet, or trapeze skirts in a patchwork of snakeskin. Several of these were reversible for added versatility, such as a laser-cut rabbit-fur gilet backed with gold leather, while other elaborate pieces wove tweed with different lengths of mink or rooster feathers on a fur bolero for a multitextured effect.

Suede and leather tops and dresses had the minimal shapes of the Sixties and Seventies, some with tone-on-tone leather circles held in place with metal rivets, as on a navy blue belted dress. That motif was reproduced in more subtle fashion on a pale pink crepe de chine dress that was pretty and understated. The brand introduced a new leather mosaic effect on skirts and dresses, too.

Also for spring, Yves Salomon added new bombers with detachable fur details to its contemporary line to allow retailers to carry the younger offering into the warmer months.


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