Izzy Camilleri and Adrian Mainella are back again for IZMA‘s 70s glam rock influenced Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection. I got more of an old Hollywood feel from the styling, hair and makeup during the show. However, the colours and jumpsuits are all 70s though. Sustainable furs used this fall winter 2011 – 2012 season included coyote, lapin (rabbit) and fox.
Is it bad that I liked the non fur portion of the IZMA show more than the fur? I’m beginning to realize that I’m a traditionalist when it comes to fur. Grandma fur resonates with me than more than this modern stuff.Â I guess the Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 IZMA collection had just enough grandma to win me over.Â The Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 coats with the gold and silver detailing were marvels of construction but I they didn’t work for me aesthetically. The smaller the fur piece the more I liked it. The capelets, boleros and stoles I really liked with my favourite being the fox and organza bolero in sapphire blue. I have no moral problem with fur, just an aesthetic one.Â There were some pieces I felt were just too much, such as the fur tuxedo blazer, gown and skirts.
So, the fur didn’t float my boat this year. Let’s talk about the amazing ready to wear capsule collection that accompanied the traditional IZMA fur pieces. I was dying over paillettes, velvet, organza, silk and organdy.Â Look 2 which consisted of a lapin swing coat and silk velvet jumpsuit in marrone it hands down my favourite.Â When Tara Gill removed that coat to reveal the gold liner I just about died.Â A great fashion moment that everyone wants to emulate walking into a room.Â I love Izzy and Adrian for having so many amazing jumpsuits in silk velvet burnout and herringbone silk paillette.
See video of the IZMA Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection.
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You want to know how to get in my good books for a fashion show? Use I wanna be Adored by The Stone Roses in your runway music. It’s one of my favourite tracks ever. It was stellar when this track kicked in during IZMA’s Fall Winter 2010 collection. I was singing along and tapping my foot in the front row. You also put David in the show. Dreamy.
I never expected to say fur and beautiful in the same sentence. I’m usually pretty ambivalent about fur. I find most of it awful on purely aesthetic terms. Izzy Camilleri and Adrian Mainella presented a beautiful fur collection. The construction of the garments was spectacular. All fur in the collection is sourced from NAFA Origin assured, sustainable wild Canadian furs. It’s a selection of coyote, raccoon, muskrat, red fox, grey fox, beaver and silver fox.
The underpinnings were sheer and leather. The trousers leather were to die for. They did a great job of complementing the fur pieces without becoming the focal point. It was all about the fur and it was front and centre. It’s spreading from the outerwear and accessories domain into ready to wear. IZMA outerwear including capes, trench coats, bomber jackets and ponchos. In addition to that were fur tunics, pullovers, cardigans and skirts. It was a visual pleasure. The coyote pieces looked light and inviting. The finale three IZMA Atelier looks were such a treat. Opulent and beautiful. I was kinda speechless.
I have a preference for the lighter side of the collection. There were some show pieces that I thought were a bit much. I didn’t understand the football pad looking piece made from black and red fox (look 25) that came out on one of the models. The bags were too bulky for my tastes, but I don’t really understand fur bags to begin with.
Overall, it was worth giving up my Sunday evening. My mind hasn’t changed about fur in general. I still find majority of it aesthetically displeasing. It’s nice to see that IZMA is changing that.