Outerwear is going tactile for Fall/Winter 2011 as with the onset of the chilly temps right around the corner, we will be seeing more cold weather apparel adorned with wild & woolly patches of fur, both faux & real. Big statement coats or chic vests worn with skinny jeans and stilettos will be the perfect pairing as opposed to opting for colors of the rainbow. Head to toe neutrals in black, brown, beige & gray are the way to go... During fashion week 2011, American designer Peter Som, blew the runway away with his unique take on the common fur coat by deciding to fur the sleeves only on these absolutely unique & dramatic pieces.
Tibi of New York has an amazingly diverse selection of fresh fashions, for instance they offer the ultimate in utility chic in this Tibi's fur coat combo'd with rich wool felt that has detachable sleeves and bottom panel that converts this garment into a flirty cropped fur jacket.
My personal fave comes from Burberry Prorsum which to me has captured an ultimately vintage aesthetic with their double breasted, wool tweed trench coat with black fox fur panels. It only goes for about $3,950.00. It's a gorgeous coat, but geeze oh' peets that's pretty pricey!
Whether you like it or not, cruelty free fur is taking a back seat to the real deal this year because 'fur' is trending hot! Global retail sales for fur were up more than 5% putting sales at over 14 billions in spite of the current recession.
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