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Animal Prints and Blue Were Coterie’s Standouts for Fall ’19

While Millennial pink and Gen Z yellow are certainly still popular, the color blue was the new trending hue at Coterie, which also saw a big push toward animal prints in outerwear for Fall 2019.

The Coterie trade show, which showcased many high-end contemporary brands, was held last week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Ubiquitous animal print was right in line with what was trending at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas last month.

Aldo Martins, known for its print-focused Aldomartins collection, was a popular exhibitor at Coterie. The line is designed and made in Barcelona, with many of the jacquard prints made on machinery owned by the company. Most pieces wholesale for between $89 to $200, with coats at the top range and sweater jackets averaging $118 and sweaters at $88.

Jacquard options from Aldomartins.

According to Fran Ornstein, a sales representative for Aldo Martins, the yarns are blends of wool, silk and viscose. Knit jacquards for the fall line featured colored tiles inspired by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí, a proponent of the Art Nouveau modernist movement. Some of the novelty items featured just the colored tile prints, while others also included leopard prints.

Animal print options from Aldomartins.

Prints were particularly evident at the Molly Bracken booth, too. Plaid prints embraced Gen Z yellow and, again, leopard print made a debut in outerwear. The company also had on display a faux fur vest in a light arctic blue that wholesaled for $56. Other colors in the blue spectrum were a light shade of navy and some teals that were more blue than green. Color was the order of the day.

“The fall trend is less about black and more towards navy,” Tiffany Conklin, sales associate for Molly Bracken U.S. Corp., said.

Looks from Molly Bracken.

Adrienne Landau, best known for real fur pieces, now has faux fur options on offer. Marvin Wind, the sales manager, said the inclusion of faux fur was due to the acquisition of Du Monde, a private label vendor. As for Landau’s decision to offer both real and faux fur lines, Wind said, “She thinks it’s a matter of choice for the consumer.”

A faux fur leopard print in Millennial pink was showcase at the front of the booth, wholesaling for $158, as well as an eye-catching, multi-colored jacked with pops of blue and pink with a $90 wholesale price. Other faux fur options of course included animal prints, a jacket in Gen Z yellow, and a buffalo print re-interpreted in yellow and black instead of the more traditional red and black or black and white combo. According to Wind, buyers have been expressing interest in the printed furs, noting that “people like animal prints.”

A faux fur option from Adrienne Landau featuring a pop of blue, a fall color trend.

At faux fur line Love Token, sales representative Lizzet Samouch said that while animal prints never really go out of style, they are now “one of the biggest trends for Fall 2019. A lot of the department stores are going after the look.” For fall, Love Token is including “small-scale leopard” prints and zebra looks for jackets that wholesale between $69 and $89.

Faux fur options from Love Token.

At Oxan Inc., the fur and leather company found a way to work in mixed media with an expanded capsule via its Autunno label. The capsule began in September with two styling options in denim, and for fall has been expanded to six options. Two options featured distressed denim jean jackets that could include body-lined fur options or trim at the collar and cuffs. Retail price points started at $295, depending on whether the fur was fox, mink or raccoon.

Looks from Oxan Inc.’s Autunno label.

At Sanctuary Denim, the animal print trend was evident. One jean jacket on display featured a zebra print, while another had a removable faux fur leopard collar and body liner. The former wholesaled for $45, while the latter was $49.

Jean jackets from Sanctuary Clothing, including its faux fur, body-lined option.

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