The Future of Fur
Many designers and fashionistas turned the page on traditional fur outerwear (i.e your grandma’s floor-length mink) a while ago, and nearly all the big fashion houses have committed to being fur-free. Yet the glamor and luxury of fur remains, it’s just now accompanied by advances in material innovation and ethical sourcing standards.
For example, take Clyde’s faux millinery this season. These structured hats call to mind Audrey Hepburn’s look in the opening scene of Charade—that is, an elegant fur beanie (and balaclava!) while lunching in the French Alps. Fast forward sixty years and this chic accessory still stands, but using faux fur and spicy colors like citron and teal.
Aside from going faux as a more humane option, designers like Alexa Stark and Lizzie Falkenstein of Primecut make a point of transforming reclaimed and deadstock materials for their fur and shearling pieces. Utilizing pre-existing materials not only minimizes waste, but also gives a special one-of-a-kind characteristic to garments and accessories. So, with that in mind, explore our favorite furry options below!