Fuzzy and fluffy frills, made for dressing up

Usually fuzzy, fluffy textures can suggest hibernation, but this season designers have used them as an altogether more flamboyant gesture – arriving in intense retina-burning hues or as a lavish, unexpected embellishment.

At Prada, colorful faux fur panels spring from the elbow and hem of elegant double-breasted jackets – an unmistakable suggestion of opulence in a collection that co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons say is all about the “process of defining the meaning of beauty, for today”.

The fuzzy and fluffy flourishes of the 2022 A/W

Woman with yellow faux fur oversized bag

Bag, price on request, by Dolce & Gabbana. Earrings, £510, by Bottega Veneta. Tights, £26, by Falke

(Image credit: photography by Georgia Devey Smith, fashion by Jason Hughes)

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has long used faux fur flourishes in his lavishly designed collections. for A/W22, intarsia capes wrap the body – with bright pops of color – while fur cuffs and trims adorn the house’s collab with Adidas. Befitting the lavish ambience, the collection is titled “Exquisite Gucci”.

A range of fuzzy accessories give a playful climax to the season’s looks – at Dolce & Gabbana an oversized fur tote bag comes in canary yellow, while Matthieu Blazy’s debut collection at Bottega Veneta includes a heel Dizzying platform, boldly wrapped in fluorescent orange faux fur.

Woman in black suit and furry orange shoes

Jacket, £2,290; earrings, £510; shoes, £1,510, all from Bottega Veneta

(Image credit: photography by Georgia Devey Smith, fashion by Jason Hughes)

A version of this article appears in the December 2022 issue of Wallpaper*, available in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to Apple News+ subscribers. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today!

Model: Nyibol at Titanium Management. Molding: Svea molding. Hairstyle: Tomi Roppongi from the Julian Watson agency. Makeup: Victoria Martin using Tom Ford Beauty. Manicure: Sasha Goddard at Saint Luke using Dior Manicure Collection and Miss Dior Hand Cream. Assistant photographers: Terry Graham, Andrew Swannell, Kate Rosewell. Fashion assistant: Kris Bergfeldt. Production Assistant: Martha Elliott.

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