In recent years, each fall-winter fur fashion collection is traditionally accompanied by numerous protests by those who considers using natural fur and leather for tailoring inadmissible. And the same traditional way, fashion houses ignore these protests, splashing out fur luxury on the catwalks.
Those who live in regions with a traditional snow and frost winter are likely to agree exactly with this point of view. If somewhere in the sunny Mediterranean coast, or in a warm orange California fur fashion is rather a demonstration of status, luxury or an expensive accessory to an open evening toilet, in the northern regions furs are a part of everyday life that can make it even slightly more comfortable in the harsh cold.
One should not suffer in this regard. After all, the fur was probably the first material in the history of mankind, which was used to cover nakedness and generate heat in cold weather. So we are simply following our instincts. Moreover, fashion this season offers very moderate and quite utilitarian options anyone would hardly call excessive.
Giant very long coats that last season looked like something between a tent and voluminous fur cocoon, temporarily (apparently) gave primacy to simpler and more practical models. One can only be glad to this, because this, first, provides substantial savings of the family budget, and, secondly, is consistent with the rapid pace of modern life.
Public transport or long trips at the wheel of your own car, the need to visit a dozen of major places at once, rapid transition from a business visit to a romantic dinner with a lover - all this makes us choosing this season’s biggest hit in fur fashion. This is a convenient and comfortable fur jacket.
Current jackets are of two styles. First, sport-style of the seventies. They are quite short, free, with long wide sleeves. At the same time, these jackets have in something common with the sporty style of - they can be collected from the bottom on a broad knitted elastic or leather edging; sleeves can also be trimmed. If you ignore the furs, all that strongly resembles usual youth jackets. For a complete similarity, some designers also added big fur hoods, and painted the fur in the most unexpected colors.
These jackets are good with wide leather belts, showing the waistline. Fur in such models should be combined with leather, denim, jersey inserts, even colored plastic, again in the style of the seventies. A short Jitrois jacket combines patent leather and fox fur, Blackglama - python skin and fur of mink, Diesel decorated a sheared rabbit jacket with wide sleeves of white leather, and a shorter jacket from Braschi of dyed mink is decorated with a wide waist, with a leather braided cord.
This group might include those jackets, which the world’s leading designers, obeying the dictates of the time, created specifically for those young ladies, who spend a lot of time in a car. These jackets are more compact, do not give extra volume and at the same time do not constrain motion. For their manufacture fur fashion designers choose, as a rule, fur-centenarians with strong, slightly more rigid pile - beaver, fur seal, raccoon, otter, seal, sheared mink. They look a bit like mannish and lose luster, elegance, but are very practical and no less respectable, than expensive furs.
Secondly, designers offer us fur jackets of completely opposite style. These are classic elegant coats of a straight, slightly flared silhouette or balloon silhouette, strapped down. They have English collar, loose, a little half-mast armhole, sewn in pockets. Their length, as a rule, is though lower than that of sport coats-jackets, but still confined to the mid thigh.
Designers are happy to play with volume, difference of textures and exquisite cut in these jackets. Their silhouettes reminiscent of the style icons of Hollywood golden age - Grace Kelly, for example, who was able to wear even the most luxurious furs with inimitable charm.
Numerous experiments with long and wide sleeves for classic fur fashion jackets is the peculiarity of current season. Wide three-fourths or even shorter lengh sleeve is created for narrow long gloves of a dark leather. The contrast of textures and volumes allow thin girl’s wrist looking particularly touching and graceful.