Dressing like a fashion model from global fashion titans like Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, and Alexander Wang may seem out of grasp, but don’t feel like couture is out of reach. You can use haute couture as an inspiration for everyday fashion. Plus with a little creativity, you can incorporate your favorite fabrics into these looks as well.
Fur is making a huge comeback on the runways. This isn’t your grandmother’s long and boring fur coat. High fashion furs are being used in colorful patterns and cute accessories.
One of the biggest fashion houses renewing fur is Fendi. The Italian fashion giant recently held its second haute “fourrure” show in Rome, and the powerhouse behind Fendi’s fur revival is Karl Lagerfeld. This fashion designer has long worked with Fendi, and the house’s second fourrure show is also a way to honor Lagerfeld’s 90th birthday.
“A Haute Fashion show in Rome is the best way to celebrate Fendi’s 90 years of craftsmanship,” said Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari in the announcement.
Given that it is a major Italian label, some Fendi items can cost over $10,000. However, there are much more reasonable options including items from their latest line “Hypnoteyes.”
The fox fur iPhone 6 cover on the left will add a touch of whimsy, and the blue silk and black fur shawl will give you a surprising touch of sophistication.
Diane von Furstenberg
If you have not heard of Diane von Furstenberg, then you have missed out on one of the most influential woman in fashion. Diane has been a long time lover of fur, using it to add a fun touch to classic pieces such as coats, jackets, and blazers. If an entire fur coat seems a little intimidating at first, try one of her fun fur pompom charms to add to your handbag or clutch.
Diane also other fur and leather accessories such as shoes, handbags, scarves, and more.
Diane got her fashion start in the early 1970’s when she created the famed wrap dress. Her new, power design sold over one million dresses and earned her a cover in Newsweek. By the late 90’s, she re-launched her brand as “DVF”. Since then, her global brand has skyrocketed. Her items are sold in over 55 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Considered a “young” designer, Alexander has already made a big impact on fashion trends globally. He launched his first collection in 2007 which has now expanded to shoes and handbags. His designs are considered causal yet sophisticated while being praised for his craftsmanship.
Some of his most popular items use leather or fur. Alexander prefers to use rabbit or fox furs in different and interesting ways. While a fan of classic fur colors like brown and black, you will also see him using bolder prints like leopard or cheetah. You can get inspired by his look by wearing classic silhouettes and adding a touch of fur for glamour.