PARIS—After 13 years spent working in Givenchy’s couture atelier, Andrew Heather’s taken on a very different challenge: fur. “I’m so used to giving a drawing of a satin dress and it comes back a satin dress,” he said of the material. “But here I was giving drawings and it comes back and it looks like a truck! It was quite a shock at first.”
Though he called it “a challenge,” Heather presented a subtle, but luxurious debut collection for the house of Revillon this morning. With names like “Rabbit Trapped in Super Faux Doe” and “Sable Up a Tree,” the designer was sending a clear message: these aren’t your grandmother’s furs. Instead, he whipped up a “Target” bag, with skunk, mink and a vintage Revillon chain he found in the archives as well as a printed polyurethane raincoat with rabbit fur trapped in the cuffs and collar, “I just laid it over a rabbit [coat] with Napa backing.” Is there anything more luxurious than a fur raincoat?