Jan 26, 2011

Fur in fashion

    The big trend right now in Montreal is fur. It's everywhere, it's January. It's brutally cold outside as northern Canadians we can indulge in this, our love of history in the use of fur.  It really does keep you warm and it's absolutely beautiful. Many opt for faux fur. We like vintage furs better. They are here, already on the market (2nd time around) and wouldn't  you rather not see a beautiful fur scarf or hat be thrown in the garbage. Wouldn't you rather actually put it to good use? Like in -30 weather on the walk to work or adding it as an accessorie to the perfect outfit.

It seems to be that fur is litterally having it's second run at it. Many are sporting vintage fur hats, collars and scarfs. Bought in basement churches or second hand stores, giving a second life to real valurable pieces.

Here is are some looks from a fiew designers and their take on fur for Fall2010. All of them have incorporated both real and faux furs and have exceled. These looks would all work with Montreal weather at the moment.

Roland Mouret

Roksanda Ilincic

J. Mendel

Bottega Veneta


We also wanted to show outfit choices that look good with fur. You could add fur hats, scarves, vests to all of these following outfits and it would look great.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Gianfranco Ferre


And prettiest use of fur

Thank you Style.com for the great runway shots!

New fur is strange. There is so much out there already. But if you must, I've added sites at the bottom so you can inform yourself as to what entails new fur and some history bits.

We all have our opinions on fur trades in north america and beyond..

More Info on fur found at:

Fur Institute of Canadahttp://www.fur.ca/index.php
© 2011 Fur Institute of Canada

In Pursuit of Adventure: The Fur Trade in Canada and the North West Companyhttp://digital.library.mcgill.ca/nwc/
copyright 2000 © Université McGill University 

International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF)http://www.iftf.com/fur-fashion/
copyright 2009 © International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF)

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