Faux fur coats and jackets are a big trend for autumn/winter 2014: but what do you think of them?
Last week, this long faux fur coat – described as “the one you’ve all been waiting for” – arrived on the River Island website, with the brand urging shoppers to grab it quick, before it sells out completely:
It’s just one of a large number of faux fur coats and jackets which have been popping up on the UK high street, so it looks like faux fur is having a bit of a “trend” moment. Although synthetic fur, like the one used in River Island’s coat, and all of the other coats and jackets in this post, doesn’t harm animals, however, I was interested to see a comment on River Island’s Facebook page, accusing them of “promoting the fact that it would look good to wear an animal”. This is an argument I’ve heard a few times, and it basically suggests that by “glamorising” the look of fur, faux fur makes it more likely that people will want to wear the real thing.
I’m not sure I agree with this. I love the look of faux fur, and own a couple of cropped faux fur jackets, but I wouldn’t ever buy or wear real fur. (As I’ve mentioned before, I DO wear leather, and I’m not a vegetarian, so I realise this is somewhat hypocritical of me, but it’s purely a personal thing, and I just couldn’t bring myself to wear a real fur coat.) That may not be the case for everyone, obviously, but with so many great looking fur alternatives on the market, I think it should be possible to wear faux fur coats without feeling guilty about it, and for those who agree, here are some of the faux fur coats for women currently available on the UK high street!
Once again, Miss Selfridge leads the field this season when it comes to outerwear: just check out that dalmatian coat – Cruella de Vil or what? I have to admit, though, that I have a huge soft spot for the mint green jacket (which is also from Miss S…): I just can’t quite decide whether coloured faux fur is super-tacky, or really quite fabulous…
What do you think of faux fur coats and jackets?