February 19 2012
Luxury label Hockley has never been the go-to for traditional furs with classic silhouettes, safe designs or muted colours – no, with a track record of making items for the likes of Zandra Rhodes and Ossie Clark, and later (in 1997) being placed under the creative direction of the experimental Izzet Ers, the brand has, over its relatively short history, injected the world of fur with a good dose of avant-garde design.
Now Ers is getting ready to launch the brand’s first ever pre-fall collection, which is peppered with arguably some of his most directional creations yet. Contrasting animal prints and jewel-like colours dominate the pieces, which include three-quarter-length-sleeved fox-fur coats, available in striking leopard prints and finished with detachable collars in moss green and electric blue (from £2,055), plus colourful boleros (first picture, Mimas bolero, £1,495) and gilets (third picture, Daphnis gilet, £1,645) in rust red, maroon and chocolate brown. There’s also a host of accessories – from the quirky fringed rabbit-fur Chromis scarf (£685; second picture, Medusa scarf, £975) to the knitted Thereus hood in vibrant yellow (£325).
The collection isn’t out until May, but a pre-order function has just been set up on the Hockley website, which means you can peruse and reserve the pieces months before they hit the shop floor.