Fur and shearling made their mark across all four leading Autumn-Winter 2016 (AW 16) fashion weeks, with an estimated 70% of collections overall featuring the natural material. Considering that fur was also hugely prominent during the menswear AW 16 collections earlier in the year, it’s clear that designers and consumers are enjoying using and wearing natural materials in greater numbers.
A Rainbow of Choices
As with developing an appreciation for the different colors and varieties of fine wines or diamonds, consumers can become just as discerning when choosing a mink garment or trim – choosing from an amazing spectrum of colors.
Faux Fur is Everywhere You Look
Are You Wearing Fake Fur and Feeling Just a Tiny Bit Smug?
How to SuCCeeD!
Prior to selling a mink crop, an auction house will subject pelts to close scrutiny and sort them into groups, or bundles, of the same quality. For a farmer to do well during grading, he must focus on four points all year long: Size, Color, Coverage and Density.
Hand Crafted Works of Art
Great care is given to selecting and processing each pelt that will be used to make a garment.
Nearly 500 Designers Presented Fur in Fall 2015 Collections
Bolstered by healthy retail gains in 2014, U.S. fur retailers are positioned for another strong selling season in 2015-16.
We all belong to the same bare race. We all, ultimately, care for the same things, and we are all naked apes, the children of fur.
Fur: Has a New Generation Shrugged Off the Old Stigma?
New statistics from the International Fur Federation suggest a once-reviled industry is thriving.
Campaign Shows the Modern Face of Fur
The International Fur Federation (IFF) has developed a global fashion campaign to communicate the modern face of fur and to break down stereotypes around what fur is and who wears it.
Fur or Faux? Say Goodbye to the Old Taboos
The real deal is making a comeback, ironically driven by the abundance of fakes, writes Francesca Fearon.