Ones to Watch: Saks Potts

PARIS — After New York last season, Cathrine Saks and Barbara Potts are taking their colorful fur coats to Paris. Since its inception in 2014, the Danish brand, which also presents during Copenhagen fashion week in August, has become known for its high-octane looks featuring fur outerwear in pastel tones, popping colors or vivid patterned motifs, created in collaboration with Danish supplier Kopenhagen Fur. “Growing up in Copenhagen, we knew the best investment is always a coat,” said Potts, in reference to the Scandi country’s chilly weather. “But on the streets, we only ever saw black or gray coats, so we decided to create something to bring a bit of color. Women’s outerwear should stand out and brighten the environment around it.” It worked: friends of the now 25-year-old designers — Saks, who studied fashion design, and Potts, who has a degree in art history, launched the brand at the tender age of 20 — came up to them to say they had switched their dark coats for the brand’s colorful fur-trimmed models. The brand introduced similarly bright down jackets for fall 2018, and will offer new renditions of the piece this season. The down jackets, which are fur-free, retail at a lower

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