FAUX FUR; FUR IS GLAMOROUS
Faux fur is hot .Darlings winter is just around the corner. While just a few years ago I might be writing and exclaiming the merits of fur, time has changed. Since I have followed fashion and film all my life I always equated fur with glamour. In fact the great film stars of the classic Hollywood movies I loved, all wore gorgeous mink and sable coats.As a matter of fact Hollywood is synonymous with glamour.Therefore all the biggest stars showed their glamour with the donning of fabulous furs.
At the same time off the screen each middle class house wife felt her social status raise with the acquiring of a fox trimmed coat . Ultimately the prize that might truly elevate her position among her peers was a chinchilla coat or even the allusive mink stole. Since I was that young boy filled with the ideals of Hollywood glamour I loved my mothers black seal jacket.
All the glamorous celebrities wore fur and flaunted it. Therefore from Liz Taylor to Cruella deVil , Sophia Loren to Zsa Zsa Gabor I saw fur everywhere. While no one questioned the wearing of fur, times were changing.
FAUX FUR IS REPLACING FUR
In what is perhaps the most meaningful fur-free announcement worldwide to date, luxury fashion brand Gucci has proclaimed that its future is fur-free. Furthermore the series of fur-free announcements in recent years have come from Hugo Boss, Armani, Yoox Net-a-Porter. Ultimately the extensive and still-growing list of designers and brands that have strict fur-free policies include Stella McCartney – the most Googled name in fashion – Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Shrimps and, Armani. For this reason Gucci, amounts to an unmistakable and hopefully irreversible trend in the fashion world. Finally luxury brands are turning their backs on fur.
FAUX FUR IS HOT FOR F/W 2017-18
Darlings we need not turn our backs on glamour because faux fur is here to save the day. While many may lament the loss of mink the faux fur fabrics available today are gorgeous. As a matter of fact the faux fur of today is a superior fabric .
However this fall and winter it's chic to look fun and furry. Therefore bright muppet style coats have hit the runways. Jonathan Saunders revamping at DVF includes edgy fake furs in electric blue, canary yellow and orange. At the same time MIU MIU and BURBERRY embraced a party mint palette of pale yellow, sorbet pink and minty greens and blues. In addition ALICE + OLIVIA, and STELLA McCARTNEY went for fur with patterns . Hence Stella gives us leopard print and Alice and Olivia a furry array of stripes.
Similarly some of the faux furs are trying to be counterfeit furs and do a great job at looking like the real thing. However the real theme for this season is fun. Finally darlings embrace the look of these fabulous fur coats, I know they will brighten up the sometimes dull winter. I've chosen some of the best shop early and make sure you're for the cold weather.
FAUX FUR FOR THE BUDGET
Faux fur or as I prefer to call it fun fur , should be just that fun. First and foremost I have mixed feelings about the end of fur in fashion. At this point I'd prefer not to get inundated with nasty comments because I'm not an animal killer. I am just stating there has been a long tradition of fur in the fashion industry. However times change and we embrace the culture of today.
In my opinion all the faux fur coats I have shown here are all great looks for the coming winter. Since I am embracing the fun and glamour of these coats nothing suits this better that the pale pink frivolous fur by Miu Miu. On the other hand what is more beguiling than the Alice + Olivia black and white Kinsley coat. All these choices are fun and glamorous.
In conclusion darlings you create your own glamour , I'm just here to help .Therefore with these faux furs the glamour is how you wear these fabulous coats ! Since winter is here and this may be just what you need for your Thanksgiving day outfit , shop now. Ciao for now Jandrew.