New York Fashion Week has gone to the dogs

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Jenna Clarke

New York Fashion Week is the epicentre of fashion that serves up the trends humans will be wearing in the coming months, now dogs are being catered for and puppies are the new “celebrity model” on the runway. 

Pussy bow blouses, cape dresses and stripes will be big for spring 2017 as will canine couture – a sartorial subculture that has infiltrated the world of ready-to-wear shows.

Think you’ll be able to get away with putting your four-legged family member in the same raincoat next winter? Wrong. They’ll be shamed for being last season.

Evening wear designer Anthony Rubio cast a range of pooches for his parade this week and they weren’t mere accessories, they were modelling the latest in canine clothing and were the stars of the show.

Throw out that denim shearling doggy coat and prepare for an onslaught of florals and lace for the park.

Top hats may become mandatory for doggy daycare.

Rubio has been designing a diffusion line for dogs since 2012 and is considered by the industry as a “Master Pet Couturier”. A smart and savvy move considering the pet industry, in Australia alone, is worth more than $8 billion according to Animal Medicines Australia.

 

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