Fur for Fall

Fur is back!  And while everyone in the fashion world seems to be talking about New York’s Fashion week in which Spring/Summer 2013 is being shown, I can’t help myself!  I’m still getting into the fall spirit.  There’s a lot of fur happening this season, in coats, jackets, dresses and in some fabulous accessories.

Love this coat in the season’s hot oxblood colour!


And Valentino’s stunning wrap in this season’s deep teal.


Fendi’s adds fur to the collection with this springbok dress.


Full length fur appears on Zac Posen’s runway:


And Mugler goes a bit 80’s with this shoulder-padded fur ensemble.


This DKNY coat is one of my favourites with the high cowl neck and flat edging.


Some healthy (if not pricey) competition in the fur handbag category also appeared on many runways for Fall Winter.

Christin Louboutin offers a handbag in the same springbok pelt as those in our shop.

Fur handbag


This Proenza Schouler ‘Bambi bag’ could be yours for just over $4,600 (my first car wasn’t worth this much!).


Patrizia Pepe has a few fur accessories in her line for this season as well.


And some of our very own Earth, Wind & Style fur beauties:

Our Wildebeest Cross Body handbag.

wildebeest handbag


And our lovely springbok clutch bag.

Springbok clutch


Fur is, of course, still controversial in some circles and with good reason.  There are some terrible practices happening in the fur world.  Earth Wind and Style purchase our products from a company whose skins are sourced only from reputable suppliers in South Africa.  They keep the protection of the species in mind.  The animals are not raised only for their furs.

Fur is also fabulous in interiors.  It adds great texture giving a home or office a real richness and added interest.

Erin Gates adds just a touch of fur in the sheepskins she throws over her office chairs.

Fur interior decor


I love this masculine room with sexy fur bed cover.  Gorgeous and takes this otherwise neutral scheme to a whole other level.

fur bed cover


Reupholstering chairs in a cow hide or skin will always create a unique custom look, as no two skins will ever be the same.


Then there’s always the cowhide rug.  In this space, it helps to anchor the white furniture and adds depth to the space.


How do you feel about fur products?  Will you buy fur? If not, will you wear vintage fur garments? Are you thinking about the fall trends with all the buzz happening about spring summer in New York? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.

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