No doubt it was the never-ending winter of '14 that sparked designers to get prehistoric with their fall 2014 collections. Protective skins like shearling and calf-hair were seen on the runways from Paris to Milan to New York.
Shearling is a lambskin pelt with the hair sheared off, while calf-hair is the other side to a leather skin that's been treated and dyed. Both materials can provide travelers with some welcome warmth during an arctic blast—while making a bold statement.
At Prada a vibrant dyed red shearling trim was set against brown in a bear-like jacket. At Gucci, a baby blue overcoat looks like clan of the cave bear gone awry. Coach's new designer Stuart Vevers used shearling in its more natural state with his smart take on urban country work clothing. Everyone from Tommy Hilfiger to Lafayette 148, joined in so there are options from clothing to handbags and shoes.
Read on for T+L's favorites.