featured-image
  Legends and Fairy Tales—a runway show straight out of a storybook. The recently refurbished Fellini-esque Trevi fountain was a majestic host for the magic of Fendi Fur. Karl Lagerfeld introduced folklore into his patternmaking. This approach was based on the work of Danish storybook illustrator Kay Nielsen. More specifically Karl chose East of the Sun and West of the Moon created in 1914 by folklorists Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. The fairytale was based on stories they encountered in their conversations on...
featured-image
There is nothing so practical as a good theory. —Kurt Lewin Best known for designing first lady Michelle Obama's inauguration ball gowns in 2009 and 2013, 33 year old Jason Wu is considered as the next-generation designer. He is one of the few willing to openly discuss fur. For him, fur is not a political speech, but just another material, like wool or silk, that is a backdrop for his inventiveness. He allows the practical side of fur; its behaviour and characteristics, to dictate the...
featured-image
COACH SS17 Fur “One thing a girl loves more than a bad boy is a self-aware bad boy.” S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous. Biker jackets re- touched with graffiti, studded backpacks and loafers and spray-on leather trousers. Models; undone James Dean quiffs and painted on tattoos, served as a fitting adjunct to Vevers’ American dream. All of them served as the groundwork in a show in which the Doncaster designer repackaged codes synonymous with cult American culture. A sort of “boys gone wild” kind of labelling for the...
featured-image
Kopenhagen Fur Sneakers The furrier has collaborated on some successfully selling sneakers in the past. In London Graduate Fashion week, they exhibited their most daring creation as of yet. Kopenhagen Fur has teamed up with Lenovo and the China Academy of Art to produce a highly sophisticated pair of sneakers. The first of it’s kind, pairs high quality fur for excellent comfort with the technology to monitor your health. They are capable of counting steps, reporting data into a cloud through a unique app, as...
featured-image
“Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you’re going.” — Pharrell Williams Grace has had a meteoric rise in the fashion world through her gender-fluid collections that are rich in narrative while exploring ideas surrounding black male sexuality and identity. Her work is characterised by the exploration of how blackness is perceived. This seems to be a driving force behind Grace Wales Bonner’s collections. Her BA collection was Kerry James Marshall and ‘70s era Blaxploitation, specifically Melvin Van...
featured-image
Sally La Pointe: We continue our review of the recent Resort 2017 shows with Sally La Pointe's show at her Chinatown studio. While we appreciate the trend in collections presentations that is moving towards the buy now-wear now fashion model, we also appreciate season-less dressing altogether. Today’s modern woman has one closet and it rotates around the clock, around the year, and cycles in a few trend pieces to keep it fresh. What Sally LaPointe does so well is to create timeless pieces with mix...
featured-image
'Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.' —Virginia Woolf JW Anderson Fur History and the world itself present themselves in quite a repetitive pattern. What changes our perception and feelings towards them is how we remember and portray them in our minds. And this is how fashion becomes such a human way of representation. It is a story describing our times...
featured-image
With all of the big-name brands getting their cruise shows underway, we’d be remiss not to start trend forecasting and give our readers the lowdown on which styles to start seeking for the ultimate resort wardrobe. So, what’s on the docket for this year’s summer trends, as told by the most influential names in the fashion industry? We take a look at our favourite Resort 2017 shows over the last few weeks. Louis Vuitton: There was only one place to start and that was in...
featured-image
Due in Mid June, Fendi’s publication of Roma traces its origins as a small furrier and boutique in Rome to an international luxury fur frontrunner. Fendi’s roots trace back to 1925 from founder Edoardo and Adele Fendi continuing in operation as a family business for over 90 years. Silvia Venturini Fendi, current third generation creative director of accessories and menswear, says, “We are nearly ninety, we are very traditional, but we have a great sense of humor.” Since 1965, Karl Lagerfeld has been creative director...
featured-image
Jarret, a rising Korean label incorporates an asymmetric relationship between professionalism and the arts. Ji Youn Lee's cuts are contemporary with ragged edge stitches, sleeves that are longer than the arm, and furs bulging over slim figured models. Lee’s use of fur is simple almost as an accessory to the garment. In many looks for both New York and Seoul F/W 2016 fur is either used as patchwork, as misshaped sleeves, or in oversized stoles. North American Fur Auction published an article about their work...
featured-image
This year Alfredo presents the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collection using fur throughout his designs. He accessorises many dresses with fur stoles as well as incorporating mink into midi dresses. He shows an absolutely over the top shaggy gold fur coat. Alfredo Martinez Fall/Winter is formal, for a woman who takes charge. She wears platform patent leather boots and high heels. She likes dark solid colours especially black, navy blue, cherry, and gold for her dresses as worn separately or in combinations within thick horizontal stripes. His...
featured-image
This year Shanghai fashion Week awarded Kopenhagen Fur with the best show for their use of traditional Viking regalia. The show was inspired by the heritage of the designer Jim Lyngvild who traced his roots to Vikings. Complete with swordfights, goblets of wine and a dinner fit for kings, the gladiator models wore gorgeous Nordic furs embellished with skull pendants, gold chains, gauntlets and jewelled crowns. Kopenhagen Fur and Jim Lyngvild paired up for the great event in April 2016. Shanghai Fashion Week is sponsored...
featured-image
It’s summer, the weather is warm and fur accents add chic to any girl’s closet. Contrasting patterns, fur pom-poms and a pinch of an era long gone have made Fendi’s Resort collection something to talk about. A bohemian flavour palette creates a down to earth naturalness that just can’t be missed. Karl Lagerfield’s uses of ocean and aegean blue minks in a light throw over jacket are perfect for a summer evening out. Fendi decorates a shorter cut denim style jacket with long collar in...
featured-image
Jonathon Akeroyd is departing from Mcqueen – where he worked for 12 years, was revealed earlier this month when it was announced that he would be succeeded by Emmanuel Gintzburger, former retail and wholesale director at Yves Saint Laurent. “Jonathan brings a proven track record in building global brands, steering growth and driving strategic development. Jonathan Akeroyd’s industry expertise and vision will be key to advancing the next phase of Versace’s development,” said Donatella Versace, vice president and artistic director of Versace, in a statement....
featured-image
With summer finally about to settle in, the transition of changing your wardrobe from winter clothes to garments that compliment can be a tricky period. Fashion mainly focuses on traditional ‘light’ fabrics such as cotton linen and silk. While you might expect to see fur predominately in autumn/winter collections, spring/summer catwalks have shown an increasing number of fur designs that can be worn in milder temperatures. Designers who have shown warm-weather, friendly fur trends include the likes of Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela...
featured-image
Phillip Plein Fur His brazen attitude is reflected on the runway. Is it possible to be brash, somewhat taboo, a bit explicit and somewhat classy all at once? Philipp Plein’s brand goes over the top with some of the latest jackets available for pre-order priced around €87,000. Rumours are that he’s not rich despite the Lamborghini Aventador, the Rolls-Royce Wraith and residences in Cannes, Lugano, and Manhattan. His doctor father gave him a €10,000 loan to build a simple interior design piece betwixt luxury product....
featured-image
Fashion Designer Restructuring With the Fall shows completed, the Designer shuffle has begun. Fashion labels seek to refresh their brands with new visions and designers pursue new avenues to flex their creative muscles. Who is moving where and when and what does it all mean? Lanvin: Alber Ebaz - OUT; Bouchra Jarrar - IN For 14 years, Alber Ebaz has brought elegance and sophistication to Lanvin, yet from last October, Ebaz was driven out from the label. A bigger surprise after this news was that...
featured-image
Fur Accessories With the blur of AW 2016’s RTW fashion week a distant memory, we can now focus our heads towards Spring and Summer. As we navigate that transition, it is important that we keep our multi-seasonal style on track to sophistication and this year it is all about the accessory. It is the finishing touches that complete an outfit. We will break down the looks to make the minor details the most effective of your outfit. The Original: First of all, you can never...
featured-image
Fendi's 90th Birthday The Italian luxury brand Fendi will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year with a fur-heavy Haute Couture show in Rome on July 7th. According to WWD, the house said that this is "the best way to celebrate Fendi's 90-year anniversary, as it expresses our roots and DNA while transmitting daring, creativity and craftsmanship in furs." However, this is not the first time Karl Lagerfeld, the Fendi Creative Director has staged an Haute Couture 'fourrure' show though. The brand celebrated Lagerfeld's 50th anniversary as...
featured-image
Fur Shoes The right footwear can make or break any outfit. There are so many questions that rush through your head without a definitive answer like how do you dress up a casual look? How do you safely add colour and prints to a monochromatic look? Questions such as these and so many other reasons gives the impression that shoes are the foundation of any style. In some instances they are the beginning and the ending of a look. The recent AW 16 runways certainly...
featured-image
Gucci Ad Campaign While Alessandro Michele’s printed suits and gowns were certainly a highlight of Gucci’s spring 2016 campaign, the ad’s most delightful element was easily the peacocks he hired to commingle with the models.  With a new campaign season rolling around, you might wonder how Michele could possibly top that, or at least evolve it. Well, the answer to this was obviously to include fashion flamingos. For its pre-fall ads, Gucci wrangled a flock of the birds around its scene that was presenting its...
featured-image
Fur Fashion Fur and shearling made their mark across all four leading AW16 fashion weeks, with an estimated 70% of collections featuring the natural material overall. Considering that fur was also hugely prominent during the menswear AW16 collections earlier in the year, it is clear that both designers and consumers are enjoying using and wearing natural materials in greater numbers. From the eye-catching coats of BCBGMAXAZRIA and Michael Kors, to the subtle craftsmanship from Carolina Herrera, New York Fashion Week saw 91 of 156 designers...
featured-image
Fur Street Style Trendsetters around the globe seem to be embracing fur on the streets. From fluffy fur coats in a rainbow of colours to fur stoles in a variety of styles to the more simple fur collars on coats and jackets, street style is beaming with diversity. Fur coats and jackets are being teamed up with jeans, skirts and dresses - versatility at its best, you’re not limited in any way when you opt for furry outwear. In fact statement outerwear is a trend you...
featured-image
Paris Fur Fashion As Paris Fashion Week kicks off we take a look at some of the collections and pick out a few of our favourites. It seems fur is being used in a variety of ways, adding grace, glamour and fun to a number of garments. Anne Sofie Madsen The Anne Sofie Madsen collection portrayed a woman that is streetwise and ladylike, boyish and feminine all at the same time. Stemming from designs that spanned between fanciful fun and a thoughtful intricacy. Rochas The Rochas collection...
featured-image
Fur: Milan Fashion Week As Milan Fashion Week comes to an end, we have a round up of some of our favourite designs. Collections varied from military themes to urban themes and to the more elegant and classy. Milan has showed us some great garments, a lot of which used fur in innovative ways. Ermanno Scervino The Ermanno Scervino collection took a new turn this year with its masculine elements, resulting in a modern and sleek feel. Military style coats were embellished with fur and colour...
featured-image
Fendi Fur Milan Fashion Week The Fendi show on day 2 of Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 opened with Kendall Jenner in a fit and flare style coat, embellished with colourful fur. Featuring ¾ sleeves, allowing a peek of the embellished ensemble beneath. A Fendi fur filled occasion it was as Fendi did not disappoint on the creativity front. We saw sophistication and quirkiness all in one collection. The collection made great use of ruffles and waves. From thigh-high boots with ruffles decorating the top...
featured-image
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 As Milan fashion week kicks off we take a look at some of the collections and pick out a few of our favourites for you to check out and yes designers are using fur! Designers using Fur in their Collections Roberto Cavalli The Roberto Cavalli collection portrayed the 70s style and embraced the ‘’more is more’’ attitude. With what came across as a bohemian and Pagan inspiration the collection was a piece of art. Embellished denim, long scarves and flared...
featured-image
Gucci Fur Gucci certainly like to put on a show, even before the first model walked out there was already drama. Prior to the event on the day, phones were buzzing endlessly with e-mails confirming that the show will be running at least an hour late. We presume that this was due to an important power luncheon that consisted of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Milanese Mayor Giuliano Pisapia running over. The irony of the meeting was supposedly done to kick off Milan fashion...
featured-image
Fur in London Fashion Week The last few days of London Fashion Week showed us an array of designs, varying from the more sophisticated to the more playful. Designers have incorporated fur into their collections, using different techniques and materials to create exciting pieces. AF Vandervorst The AF Vandervorst collection is one that never fails to surprise and this year they presented one of the most unpredictable and quirky designs on the catwalk. The use of edgy accessories and the eccentric portrayal of the models...
featured-image
Fashion Week 2016 London fashion week brings with it that "anything can happen" ambiance. The first three days have already shown us impeccable levels of creativity and precision. Fur has been used in a number of innovative ways in many collections and below are some of our favourites from the past few days. Eudon Choi Eudon Choi’s collection portrayed perfect silhouettes, from ankle slit trousers to blouses. Choi’s use of footwear for his collection was particularly distinctive, models were donning carmel coloured shoes with fur...
featured-image
Days 5, 6 and 7 of New York Fashion week 2016 brought a sense of allure, grace and fun to the catwalk. Looks ranged from prim and polite to bold and dramatic. Fur was the perfect ally on the runway as its rich texture and visual appeal gave designers the perfect artistic medium to sharpen their message. Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera's collection was an array of fragile fabrics in soft colours, making the garments even more admired. Her designs had an otherworldly eminence that almost made...
featured-image
Each year New York Fashion Week falls over Valentine’s Day and as the day to celebrate love, it makes perfect sense to honour fashion. On days 3 and 4 of New York Fashion Week 2016 we saw designers being more experimental and innovative with fur.  More chances were taken with juxtapositions of materials, there was an integration of bold and surprising embellishments and different fur types were mixed to create interesting textures. Here are some of our favourite designers that were innovative with fur over the...
featured-image
New York Fashion Week, or NYFW Fall 2016- Winter 2017 as it’s now affectionately referred to, kicked off amidst in-depth conversations about the future of the fashion show concept.  The impact of social media and the rise of fast fashion have changed consumer attitudes and many in the industry are questioning the value of the traditional runway show.  The presentations this week have been watched closely, as much for the fashions on display as for the reactions and responses from the buyers, editors and other...
featured-image
Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016 was full of exciting new looks. With varying colours, materials, styling and textures the catwalk was vibrant and diverse. Designers portrayed an array of fur garments within their collections. From coats to stoles to gilets, fur was evidently present in a number of collections. Birger Christensen Malene Birger Maikel Tawadros Jesper Hovring Freya Dalsjoe
featured-image
Gucci’s fur-lined loafers first appeared on the runway a year ago and it seems they are continuing the momentum with the fall ’16 collection, in fact the loafers seem to have become a street style favourite. The shoes come in both a loafer and slide style. Not only does the fur detail keep you warm but it also adds to the quirkiness of the designs, which vary from pairs done in plaid to others that feature floral brocade. To read and see more please click here
featured-image
Men's Fur Trends 2016 CEO Mark Oaten speaks of Men's fur trends 2016; "Admittedly the more whimsical animal prints and full fur garments might raise a few eyebrows, but all in all, more and more men are comfortable wearing fur, and it's a trend you can't ignore.” With an estimated 63% of designers incorporating fur into their AW16/17 menswear collections, it is clear that fur is the big trend for 2016. The designers embraced this trend and successfully portrayed that fur is not only for...
featured-image
Fur in Menswear Amongst a number of trends this season, fur is shining through. Amongst an array of trends selected by Vogue Italy from the 16/17 pre collections, Fur was described as the ‘real star of the season’! Fur in menswear has been trending on the catwalk and is being used in a number of ways. From small patches to full fledged fur coats, the fashion trend seems to be increasing and becoming more and more popular. Below are some images that we have captured...
featured-image
Here's some ideas buying fur this Christmas With all your presents unwrapped and Christmas in full swing, no doubt you’ll be thinking of all those great sales across the internet. We’ve all been there, browsing for hours looking for the perfect items, only to receive them in the post and find they don’t fit right or don’t look quite right when you’ve got them on. That inevitably means you play safe next time round, buying the exact same clothes you’re wearing in a slightly different...
featured-image
It's a fur fashion statement this year, with most major fur brands focusing on their colourful highlights and small accessories. The media & press picked up on what they called fur resurgence, but ultimately data shows, fur has continued to be popular despite the economic climates and has still found way to reinvent the concept of the classic brown fur coat. Although fur stoles, pompoms and accessories ‘stole’ the show, the fur coat was still highlighting its distinct place within fashion. The revival of the...
featured-image
With the AW15 season catwalks being awash with autumnal hues of oranges, maroons, emerald and olive greens and a base of chocolate browns – one wonders what the best way could be to filter this revamped mid 1970’s colour spectrum into our every day outfits. For those of us, and perhaps the majority, that tend to sway against versatile blacks and greys for the colder times of the year - this new mood could potentially become a bit of a sartorial challenge presenting the anecdotal fur stole....
featured-image
The Haute Couture 2015 shows did not disappoint the awaiting fashion crowds; from Elie Saab’s princess-worthy ball gowns, to Karl Lagerfeld’s two history-making shows – a celebrity endorsed casino scenario for Chanel and a full fur celebratory show for 50 years with Fendi. We rounded up all the trends as seen on the couture catwalk… Fur Florals for spring As ever, florals made a welcome addition to the trends at Haute Couture. From Christian Dior’s pointillist prints, to Versace’s floral crowns and the statement shoulder-length...
featured-image
The fashion world turned their eyes to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris last night for the long-awaited Karl Lagerfeld 50th anniversary show. When Karl announced he’d be doing a celebration of fur for the Fendi Haute Couture collection, which he dubbed “Fendi Haute Fourrure”, the fashion media went crazy with speculation at what his creations would entail, and the show did not disappoint. The overriding theme in last night’s Fendi Haute Fourrure catwalk was craftsmanship. While most of the furs used were very neutral...
featured-image
Danish designer Astrid Andersen is a rising star on the international fashion scene. Combining American inspired athletic and street wear with floral print, pink lace and fur she manages to create a street look that is new, provocative and fun meanwhile being luxurious. Astrid Andersen holds a MA in menswear from the prestigious Royal College of Art, where she finished in 2010, and a BA from Teko in Denmark. In 2010, she was nominated in VOGUE Talent 2010 as well as being a finalist in ITS...
featured-image
Fashion Blogger Stella writes her blog from the heart of New York.  "My first fashion memory was when I was 5 and I thought it would be fun to entertain my mom and her friends who were over for lunch with a fabulous fashion show, featuring me the model, stylist, and fashion show producer. It is no wonder that I grew up to be a fashionista," she explains.  She also writes for various online magazines and is a PR / Marketing / Events Director who...
featured-image
Italian Fashion Designer, Samantha De Reviziis turned her passion for fur into a successful second career as a professional blogger with ‘We Love Fur’. As ‘Lady Fur’, Samantha is the first independent fur blogger on the web and is involved in a number of on and offline fashion projects and collaborations with online magazines. She says "My key influences are the materials, sensations, colours, and all kind of forms and structures. I also draw my inspiration from people: what people are wearing, for example: vintage,...
featured-image
An Italian engineer with a passion for fashion? Miriam Stella is just that! Pursuing her profession as an engineer during the day, Miriam turns into a professional fashion blogger at night. "My first style moment was when I saw my mother applying her makeup and getting dressed before leaving. The way she chose her clothes and shoes she was wearing – my mother she was my first fashion inspiration! However, I think things like personal style are within our DNA."  I love aristocratic and ‘bon...
featured-image
Lucas van Vugt's relationship with fur started in his early childhood, when he created stoles and headpieces for his dolls using old fur trims from his grandmother’s garments. Now he has moved on to designing fur homewares. While studying as an industrial designer at Design Academy Eindhoven, he experimented designing fur homewares and even cerated a quilt using pigeon feathers. He then went onto to do an internship at Furlab in Amsterdam, where he learned more about the techniques and skills required to handle fur...
featured-image
Top 5 fur street style picks - By designer Rebecca Swann When it comes to the merging of fabrics and fur street style, Paris seems to have got it spot on!! Knit/ fur mixes are a possible new trend to keep an eye on (furry femininity). Leather/Fur provides a new tactile quality with a cosmopolitan sleek agenda. And summer brings new possibilities in creating new and innovative ways of proving that fur is multi-seasonal when worn and designed correctly. This look shows the use of...
X

Send this to a friend