EDITOR’S PICK: NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS
FUR AND SHEARLING MAKE THEIR MARK ACROSS RTW AW 17
Fur and shearling once again took centre stage across all four leading AW17 fashion weeks, with an estimated 67% of collections overall featuring the natural materials. This compares with last year’s AW collections when fur was seen in around 70% of all collections. Fur use is holding up despite pressure from animal rights organisations.
From the oversized 70s throwback coats of Marc Jacobs to t
he soft longline pieces from Ryan Roche, New York Fashion Week saw 90 of 146 designers (62%) craft beautiful fur pieces. Oscar De La Renta delivered understated elegance with full midnight black fur skirts, whilst Diane Von Furstenberg crafted beautiful Bohemian coats in eye-popping colours. Read More…
Press Release and Summary of Designers
(16 February – Hong Kong) The Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair 16 to 18 February, an annual highlight on the fashion calendar, kicked off today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. An exceptionally all-rounded range of exhibits, ranging from raw materials to fur apparel and accessories were in the limelight. The total exhibition space reached 30,000 square metres to congregate over 210 local and overseas exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, including two national pavilions from Germany and Greece.
Beijing Fur Fair Invite
As the central government will convene a major state-level meeting in Beijing in mid-May next year, major events in Beijing will be postponed. Therefore, by the fur Chamber of Commerce hosted the “2017 Beijing International Fur Fashion Show” from the original May 15-17 to May 21-23, is hereby notified. Organising Committee
BEIJING FUR FAIR POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 21-23 2017 尊敬的企业负责人 由于明年5月中旬中央要在北京召开重大国家元首级会议，在此期间北京的大型活动都将顺延。因此，由裘皮商会主办的“2017年北京国际皮草时装展”将从原定的5月15-17号调整至5月21-23号，特此通知。 祝好! BEIJING FUR 组委会
Hong Kong – the world’s largest fur exporter and fur trade centre
Hong Kong has long been known as one of the biggest garment exporters in the world, yet many may not realise that this cosmopolitan in South East Asia also claims the globe’s largest fur exporter and fur trading centre! With decades of experience and expertise in fur production and exports, Hong Kong furriers are today shipping their stylish fur accessories and apparel to different corners in the world, gracing the racks of reputable stores and boutiques in traditional as well as emerging markets.
—TRUTH ABOUT FUR
One of the arguments I hear over and over again is that fur is wrong because we are killing animals “for fashion”. Fur’s main purpose is not for fashion and I think it is time to set the record straight about why the majority of us wear fur.
Three decades ago Saga Furs and the House of Dior collaborated to present a milestone — the first-ever luxury fur fashion show in China. To celebrate the occasion and 30 years’ of efforts in China, Saga Furs held a spectacular fashion show on 1 November in conjunction with Beijing Fashion Week.
The Kastorian Fur Association cordially invites you to the 42nd Kastoria International Fur Fair, which will take place from the 4th to the 4th of May 2017 at the International Exhibition Centre of Kastoria. Administration Board: President, Ioannis Korentsidis, General Secretary, Nick Katsanos. Opening hours: 10:00 to 19:00.
For More Information: www.furfairkastoria.com www.kastoriafurfestival.com www.furfair.gr.
When a family-owned mink farm in Illinois was attacked by animal rights extremists in 2013, 2,000 minks were released from their cages and a barn was spray-painted with the words “Liberation is Love.” Last year, Johnson, 28, pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison. Read More…
In accordance with similar mini surveys, 95% of the visitors at an open farm event in Romania became positive towards fur farming after having seen the animals with their own eyes. Read More…