The humble winter scarf has some serious competition this season in the shape of fox stoles and detachable fox collars. At the AW16 shows, designers looked to the old world glamour of fur stoles and used fox from Saga Furs to translate them into modern objects of desire, from Marc Jacobs’ massive silver fox wrap with multiple tails to Christopher Kane’s architectural Sapphire Frost Fox and Fendi’s witty, bushy-browed Bag Bug-inspired version.
A stole completely transforms winter outerwear – take one coat or jacket, wear it with different stoles and you instantly have a new piece every time. They’re perfect for elevating the season’s oversize knitwear and make the ultimate glamorous statement for evening. This month, both Kendall Jenner and Beyoncé paired dyed fox stoles with sheer black looks for a sexy after hours play on contrast and textures. Here are the three fox stoles looks to up your scarf game with for winter.
Put a ribbon on it
First we had ribbon hair bows and ribbon tie blouses. Now the ribbon-tied fox stole is breakout star of the season. Roksanda adorned her gold fox collar with teal intarsia stars and tied it neatly with blue velvet while Burberry’s cashmere-lined ones come in nine colours (try picking just one). Or go girly cool with Miu Miu’s poplin-ribboned dream.
Make an art statement
Few things are more arresting than an intarsia fur piece. Fendi’s sensational AW16 fox stoles – covered in stripes and abstract flowers – are some of the best this season. The house also did a rose intarsia wrap scribbled with Fendi Roma that closes with a tonal leather buckle – the perfect nod to the current logo trend.
Add a pop of colour
A dyed stole is great if you want to dip your toes in the colourful fur waters but aren’t quite ready to commit to a bubblegum pink Gucci fox coat just yet. Lots of designers think pink right now, like Dolce & Gabbana’s rosy fox stole. Michael Kors has embraced block colour with a silver fox and sky blue stole.
Shop the fur stole looks:
Fox Stole by Christopher Kane
Bag bug-inspired fox collar by Fendi
Gold Fox collar with ribbon by Roksanda
Fox collar with cashmere lining by Burberry
Ribboned Fox collar by Miu Miu
Floral motif fox scarf by Fendi
Fendi logo fox scarf by Fendi
Rosy fox stole by Dolce & Gabbana
Duo color fox stole by Michael Kors