Fur as fabric

The IFTF (International Fur Trade Federation) released their trends report for Fall/Winter 2011. Trend number one: Fur As Fabric. “Sometimes appliquéd on to semi-sheer eveningwear fabrics like chiffon and organza to create a textural patterned feel.”  Some pictures from the Couture collection:

 

Christian Dior - Fur Evening wear Elie Sabb - Haute Couture Fur Fashions Elie Sabb - Haute Couture Fur Evening Gown
Christian Dior. Evening wear fabrics with Fur appliqués. Elie Sabb also created fur fashioned evening wear.  Elie Sabb.
Alexis Mabille created this full-length printed fur gown. Jean Paul Gaultier alpine fur sweater. Yiqing Yin's knitted gray and white fur vest.
Alexis Mabille created this full-length printed fur gown. Jean Paul Gaultier’s Alpine sweater. Yiqing Yin combines modern and primitive in this fur piece.