J Mendel, Issa, On Aura Tout Vu and More Design Looks In Fur For the Kopenhagen Fur Show
COPENHAGEN--The Kopenhagen Studio show, one of the standouts of Copenhagen fashion week, saw Kopenhagen Fur, the largest pelt auction house in the world, handpick nine emerging and established international fashion talents to experiment and (hopefully) innovate with their controversial material. First up was red carpet favorite J. Mendel, who drew on fur’s traditional evening wear status to produce a collection of prim and femme pieces that culminated in a floor length, tulle-skirted ballgown paired with a lustrous, outsized fur evening wrap. Next off the mark was Mila Schön whose caramel suiting and black gathered-gossamer dresses lacked the ‘wow’ factor of J Mendel’s work, but showed some novel experimentation with texture. Shaved-back fur was treated into a honeycomb pattern, with large ridges left unshorn down arms and across hips, creating a dramatic, plume effect.