As many of you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of fur. One of my favorite (and earliest) fur items is a classic, brown beaver fur coat I purchased from a vintage store many, many years ago. Most fur lovers start this way — they begin their love for fur from a fabulous hand-me-down fur coat or a jacket from a family member or they purchase something equally chic from a second-hand store. Fast forward many years later, I must admit I’ve moved on to the way I wear my fur. I try to buy one or two strong fur coats each year. Some of you probably remember this white mink fur coat I bought from Fendi last year. My most recent purchase, as in last month, was a gorgeous, multi-color paneled coat from 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Fur now looks much different than what “fur” used to be. It’s no longer the classic, oversized brown coat that grandmothers used to wear to protect themselves from subzero temperatures. We live in a different generation that celebrates individual and unique personal style and this demands new fur silhouettes and shapes featuring strong, eye-catching colors, textures and different combinations.
Also, fur is now being used in countless different ways. You’ll find fur used in cute accessories like scarves, bow ties and camera straps (like my collaboration with Adrienne Landau), keychains (think Fendi Monster and Fendi Karlito key charms) and sunglasses to leather goods such as wallets, pouches and handbags.
Here are several images from the International Fur Federation’s “Fur Now” campaign to modernize the image of fur and to reach a new, youthful demographic (that’s you… and me! *wink*). They flew me to Paris this summer to see the shoot and I’ll share behind-the-scenes photos on a separate blog post.
For more information about Fur Now, visit http://www.wearefur.com/furnow.
My fur accessories are hitting store shelves, y’all! The lovely VFiles in Soho is carrying a terrific selection of my fur bow ties, hats, camera straps and sleeves!
If you live (or visiting) in New York City, don’t forget to swing by 12 Mercer Street in Soho to see the accessories in person. Otherwise, click HERE to shop the Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau collaboration at VFiles. Shipping is free for a limited time.
I’m thrilled to have my fur accessories collaboration with Adrienne Landau carried at good ol’ Colette in Paris. Colette, with no doubt, is one of the most amazing and well-edited stores in the world! It’s fascinating to see that they ordered a number of items, in different colorways, from my collection.
Click HERE to view their selection. Don’t forget to visit Colette if you’re Paris-bound any time soon. They already have my collection in the store!
Thought I’d update you guys with recent developments on my unisex fur accessories collaboration with Adrienne Landau. I’m happy to report that many of my favourite retailers will carry pieces from my first accessories collection! Starting this fall, major retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Holt Renfrew in Canada will sell my pieces. In NYC, Kirna Zabete, Five Story and V Files will carry my line. Ditto with Colette in Paris. You’ll also see my collection at Luisa Via Roma and my beloved Shopbop! Many other smaller, independent boutiques will sell my goodies. I’ll update with a full list of retailers once it’s finalized. I’m super happy with the result. I can’t wait to work on my next collection!
Above: Queenie wore my double-ply rex rabbit scarf (peach) in Zurich recently.
You may pre-order pieces directly from Adrienne Landau if you want to guarantee delivery. Delivery begins around the same time my merchandise hit the retailers’ shelves. Click HERE to order online.
Some of my fur accessories were featured on today’s issue of Womens Wear Daily alongside Louis Vuitton, Fendi, etc.
Oh Mexico. It’s never too warm to sport a little bit of fur. I must say I can’t live without my lovely purple fur camera strap from my collaboration with Adrienne Landau. This is the the original prototype version in mink fur and we’re producing them in rabbit, raccoon and fox versions.
Click HERE to pre-order your Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau fur camera straps!
As you guys already know, I recently collaborated with Adrienne Landau. My unisex collection of colourful fur accessories feature standout items like camera straps, bow ties, hats, scarves and cowls. They are available in different types of fur such as mink, rex rabbit, raccoon and fox. The color palette ranges from deep shades of dewberry purple and shamrock green to sapphire blue, soft lilac, china rose and poppy yellow. I love the idea of using colour and fur as a personal punctuation mark!
I’m thrilled to announce that my pieces are now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering guarantees availability and on-time delivery of merchandise. The first batch of orders will be shipped on July 15, in synch with retailers who will carry my collection. My furs are also gonna be available at select retail outlets worlwide, including Barney’s. I’ll keep you posted once we have the final roster.
Click HERE to pre-order pieces from my collection with Adrienne Landau!
Oh Mr. Weather Man will you please explain why the powers that be is taking its time to bring us to winter wonderland? This year’s descent from autumn to winter is taking far too long. Except for that lone freakshow (or should I saw freak-snow) of an incident in October, I’m surprised it hasn’t snowed in New York… and Christmas is one week away! I need my dose of frosty flakes ASAP.
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I really had an awesome time at the Fendi boutique in Omotesando. I must say it was one of my favourite stores appearances during Fashion’s Night Out 2011 in Tokyo last week.
When I walked in, snap-happy British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman whipped out her camera, took pictures of me and jokingly said, “the tables have turned!” It was our first bonding moment. Vogue Australia’s Kirstie Clements (who was my seat neighbor at a previous Fendi fashion show) was also there. I couldn’t stop myself from telling her that I love how Aussie Vogue’s been KILLING IT lately with gorgeous covers and editorials. She told me they have a new Art Director.
Furs, as you know, are integral to Fendi’s DNA. Alessandra, Fendi Japan’s CEO made me try this gorgeous dyed mink fur coat. It was divine. Absolutely D-I-V-I-N-E.
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March is a very tricky month, especially if you’re in the northern hemisphere. As the bitter days of winter come to an end, dressing up can be challenging… and exciting at the same time. All the stores are carrying the new season’s finest livery. The latest and the greatest are up for grabs. But how do brave the streets in your spring best when the temperatures are slightly above freezing outside? I just top it all off with a strong, bold fur coat.
Fox fur coat courtesy of Michael Kors, sunglasses from Karen Walker, necklace from Fallon, shirt from Uniqlo, sweater from H&M, necktie from Prada, bag courtesy of Mulberry, jeans from Diesel, shoes from Prada.
Martin Margiela Fur Headdress
Wow. Just wow. Have you seen this extraordinary murmansky fur headdress from Martin Margiela?
Stunning, isn't it? I'm looking for a key fur piece to add to my ailing wardrobe this season and I can't stop thinking how ferocious that is.
All you gotta do is visualize. Visualize walking the streets of New York, Milan and Paris wearing it. Visualize all the envious stares you'll get while you're wearing that showstopper.
Sadly, the steep $4,450 price tag stops me from buying it but hey, it's free to visualize!