You use fur in unique ways, slashing or shearing mink and sable. Why?
We work with fur like we’d work on a dress. The idea today is to treat fur like a fabric. It should be light and supple and feel like a cloth coat.
Why do you think that will work well for Washington women?
It is luxurious but not ostentatious. You might not even recognize that a coat is mink or sable. But the look will be classic—classic with a twist.
What is the most practical length for a fur coat?
The seven-eighths length is the most popular. You can wear it with a gown or with a suit. We’re coming back to the 1960s, when a woman often wore a coat-and-dress ensemble.
Are there any trends in fur this season?
Mixing furs is very popular—mink with Persian lamb or fox. Mongolian-lamb coats and shrugs are everywhere. We’re also mixing colors when we mix furs—black and brown, for example.