Italy’s Furla Goes to Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is in full swing.  While many of us aren’t industry insiders or don’t find ourselves featured in the New York Social Diary, we still love fashion, especially the sometimes quirky and cutting-edge designs of couture fashion.

Furla, the powerhouse Italian accessory manufacturer, is also participating in Fashion Week, introducing its Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection of handbags and shoes.

For the Fall / Winter 2018-19 women’s collection, Furla returns to Milan’s Palazzo Cusani with a presentation which is, according to the company, “centered around transparency and precision: the transparency of an imaginary greenhouse, and the precision of the neon lights that illuminate the bags and the latest concept sneakers.”

According to Furla, the idea is to mix playful details taken from the season’s new sneakers with elements used to decorate the bags. Bags are designed with technical details and are created in collaboration with clothing companies. Panels with exclusive workmanship bring to mind the softness of duvets or down jackets. Bags are as light as they are technical: the lightness remains even with the volume of the larger sized bags.

The new bags are divided into three categories:

Furla Polar: (above) with zippered top handles, evoking a very technical look;

Furla Bomber: (above) is an underarm bag, with a voluminous flap whose “street” effect evokes subtle references to the Furla prints of the latest three seasons for a sophisticated and contemporary touch;

Furla Artic: (above) comes in an XL size with fuller volumes and a round design. It has great lightness and simplicity, and a leather handle.

WonderFurla is this season’s new sneaker featuring a unique and exclusive design, with an innovative structured sole and an upper knitted sock in grey, yellow, or a rainbow of five colors. Since this is couture, WonderFurla can also be made with the materials used for the bags – fur or even glitter. And all are light as a feather.

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