Runway Review: Yves Salomon Spring 2015

At the intimate, in-store presentation of Yves Salomon’s spring/summer 2015 collection, the legendary furrier himself, Monsieur Salomon, was eager to explain his goal to convince customers that – thanks to newly developed techniques – leather and fur could be transformed into warm weather materials, and that they need no longer to be categorized as winter-only staples.  Simply touching one of his extraordinary perforated ponyhair tops or fringed suede coats had us convinced. The masterful handiwork, combined with youthful cuts and chic restraint, had indeed made for a prêt-a-porter collection that was exactly that: ready-to-wear.  We loved the brightly colored fur collars (especially when done in cobalt mink) – easily attachable to coats, jackets and tops as a way of instantly adding an element of glamour to a look. We gushed over the short suede dresses and collarless coats, as well as the hand-perforated leather T-shirts and cropped fur tops that suddenly seemed right for the early days of spring thanks to their brilliant colors and easy, boxy shape.  Merci, Monsieur Salomon, for shedding light on the possibilities of wearing fur this spring without looking dated or too precious.

About the Author

A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.