Cynthia Steffe Brings Animal Prints, Furs To New York Fashion Week

Designer Shaun Kearney calls collection 'a modern, wearable approach to something quite opulent.'

Fur coats, embroidered belts and sleek hair will be all the rage this fall — if Cynthia Steffe’s New York fashion week show is any indication.

A favorite of stars including Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson, the designer featured a collection with an array of sophisticated looks ideal for a day at the office or a night on the town.

“With this collection, I wanted to do something which was a modern, wearable approach to something quite opulent,” designer Shaun Kearney told MTV News, adding that many of the silhouettes were inspired by menswear.

Kearney’s collection included oversized tops paired with trousers and thin belts, as well as formal dresses matched with colored leggings.

Fur also dominated the show, as models paraded down the runway in a variety of fur neck wraps — instead of the more traditional scarf — and eye-catching coats.

“I was inspired a lot by mixing a lot of luscious, different textures, mixed in with exotic animal prints,” Kearney said.

Kearney opted for simple yet sleek hair to accompany each of the looks. “The hair today is much more polished than normal, but at the same time it’s relaxed,” he said.

Celebrity stylist Tyler Laswell said he wanted to keep the hair understated. “We didn’t want to do too much with the hair,” Laswell said. “We didn’t want it to look overly done and old; we just wanted it to look young and fresh.”