FAUX The Love Of FUR
Faux fur coats have transcended time, remaining one of the high street’s best sellers, even after all these decades…
Consider winter: what do you think of? Maybe it’s mulled wine by the fire, the first crunch of snow and – what else? – Christmas. The pessimists among you might focus on the dodgy weather and the grey cloud that is January. But do you know what unites both perspectives? A faux fur coat. Which, incidentally, is our first thought about winter
Although the fabric was invented in 1929, it wasn’t until the 60s that it really caught on, with the likes of Twiggy leading the charge. Since then, every diva worth her salt has a furry best friend – and they know faux is the only way to go. VB rocked hers in the 90s, while Sienna had the early noughties covered. Now, cult designers like Shrimps and Charlotte Simone have injected some fun into their faux, with bold colours and even print. Haven’t joined the club yet? Never fear, there’s still time. Just ask yourself: what would Joan Collins do?