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Shooting on the roof for one of our shoots - we can’t wait to release our new issue!

Shooting on the roof for one of our shoots - we can’t wait to release our new issue!

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Christopher Kane SS12

Christopher Kane SS12

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Cacharel SS 2011 

Cacharel SS 2011 

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Style Inspiration

Style Inspiration

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pucci
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pucci

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makeup at Emilio Pucci Milan Fashion Week FW 11
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makeup at Emilio Pucci Milan Fashion Week FW 11

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black + yellow + pink
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black + yellow + pink

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wouldn’t we all love it to be beach weather all ready
Elle France
March 11

wouldn’t we all love it to be beach weather all ready

Elle France

March 11

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Fashion Week Fall 2011: the Feathers and Fur Breakdown

by Emelie Kravetz

With Fashion Week in full swing, we at Feathers & Fur.  Here are some of the highlights and trends to look out for:

Looks created for nall across the board aren’t about expert drapery as much as they are about draping everything over your frame. From Chris Benz to Akras, designers are piling on the fabric, with boxy silhouettes for daywear. Staples like chunky knits and fur jackets maintain their strong presence throughout virtually every collection. Generally, no dramatic changes have been made to trends as far as cold-weather couture is concerned, so it looks like you can add to your collection of asymmetrical hemlines, leather, fur and TONS of black to keep yourselves warm next fall (or in these crazy weather conditions, maybe even next week)!

  

Sorry to all the PETA enthusiasts out there, it looks like fur and leather are back to stay. Designers have combined the activist-unkind materials with new, edgier twists, however if you still want to steal that ancient mink coat hanging in your grandparent’s closet, you can still spice up the look by pairing it with skinny jeans or leather leggings.

On the same runways, the eveningwear collections make a dramatic turn in the opposite direction, showing off skin tight, overtly sexy pieces. Designers are still gravitating towards the androgynous look, as evening suits and silk dress pants made appearances at countless shows throughout Bryant Park.

At the Monique Lhuillier show, it looks like lace refuses to go anywhere next season (although maybe it’s time to swap out your bandeau for a more tasteful nude tank top to wear under your lace. You’ll maintain the sex appeal without explicitly exposing all your goods!) : 

One of the most talked about shows thus far has been Alexander Wang. He incorporates metalics, selectively sheer tops and soft cashmere and wool’s (often in the same piece) to create a truly unique collection while still maintaining the clean lines and simple silhouettes that first had us head over heals for his work.

So there you have it! With New York coming to a close and London’s fashion week just starting, And for all your BiCo runway reports, stay tuned in with Feathers & Fur.

**All images courtesy of New York Magazine

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