Trend Report: Faux Fur

Autumn 2009's runways showed miniskirts, jackets, and mostly vests – covered with extra volume long faux fur, that didn't even pretend to be real. Thus made faux fur, a phrase once synonymous with cheap, seem expensive and sophisticated.
Faux fur was first seen on high-end fashion shows that presented dramatic colorful faux fur looks that looked as if they were inspired by "The Muppet Show". D&G, for example, chose neon-pink color while Gareth Pugh created dark-black outfits.

Gareth pugh fall08 / D&G fall09 taken from

The trend had quickly spred out to the street fashion and sold in the big chain-stores, such as Forever 21, H&M, and Topshop (check out Kate Moss's line).
Eva Longoria & Victoria Beckham were seen looking glam wearing faux fur coats with a dress underneath and high boots, while Sienna Miller & Rachel Zoe, wore faux fur vests with a belt over & skinny jeans, kept their boho-chic style.
The most exciting use of faux-fur could be seen on Opening Ceremony's "Where the Wild Things Are" collection, that looked prehistoric and yet trendy and chic, with a pinch of fantasy.

from Opening Ceremony

So have a furry winter. And synthetic!
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