Day five of SPFW brings a lot of drama to the runway, including some fabulous ways to wear fur. Jefferson Kulig tops black leather and lace dresses with luxurious shoulder-covering fur shawls, and gives each piece a pop with hints of neon blue, laser cuts and metal studs. He also brings animal prints into his collection, but not in the usual way. Kulig uses close-ups of cats, giraffes and zebras on long t-shirts with leather and metal stud cap sleeves, and pairs them with leather, plaid and shimmery skirts.
And Fause Haten’s use of fur is anything but subtle. He covers entire dresses with white or black hair-like fur, and keeps each piece light and airy by giving it a mesh bottom or crystal-trimmed top. The collection even has white fur handbags to match. But it’s not only the material Haten chooses to use that makes his show dramatic. After the all-bleach-blond models take their seats at the end of the runway, two dancers enter the room with a grand piano and perform while moving it toward the girls, who have now become part of the crowd. The male ballet dancer eventually climbs inside the piano, and his partner wheels the two of them off the runway to a standing ovation. The best kind of drama, from beginning to end.