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.