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Feb 18, 2015
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Uncertainty and meanwhile, a mix of materials

According to data collected at Saga Furs, the keyword at the September auctions was once again “uncertainty.” Challenges in the Russian economy and the weakness of the Russian currency have further reduced buying for
the Russian market. Slower growth in China has made Chinese customers very prudent in their buying. The main repercussion of this situation is a fall in prices at the latest auction: a decrease of 25% for mink, 15% for Blue Shadow and 10% for Blue Frost fox, compared with June levels.

Despite the less than enthusiastic data, fur continues to ignite and inspire the creativity of designers who are now so infatuated with this precious material that they are even using it for summer collections. Fur has been chosen to give a touch of freshness to the most luxurious items.

Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Thom Browne are just some of the names that have decided to interpret the typical summer oral patterns on their items, stimulating the lushness of fur gardens.

The mix of materials is the rst to suggest the most creative and trendiest solutions for the next hot season. A mix that is obtained with an obsessive attention to detail highlighted and enhanced by the choice of fur as a noble material. Céline features very long sleeves and belts in fur. The stoles by Miu Miu provide a new self-interpretation of fur, while the Fendi bags highlight a new way of using a warm material even during very hot summers. Burberry Prorsum, nally, offers a new concept: ultra-chic materials combined with hi-tech proposals… opulence meets the functionality of the sporting world.

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