Discover our favourite faux furs to sport this season
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We are used to seeing trends repeat themselves, be it Y2K madness with cargo pants entering the stage again, or the once again trendy waistcoats which hadn't been on our radar since Kate Moss made them 'a thing' in 2006. There are some things however that will never come back, and we firmly believe animal fur is one of those.
The public opinion on fur has changed dramatically over the past years, in relation to a growing understanding of the industry. Faux fur is now abundantly available, with brands catering to the public demand for animal-friendly furs. Not only do they keep you warm for the drop in temperature that is rapidly approaching, you can also find them in practically any colour and style to suit you.
Vogue Scandinavia took a clear stand in the question by establishing a ‘no fur’ policy from the beginning. While animal fur is clearly a big no in our books, we don’t shy away from the luxurious and stylish faux-fur coat options on offer.
Pioneers of faux fur and sustainable materials include the British brands Stella McCartney and Shrimps as well as Swedish brand Stand Studio. In recent years many major luxury players have followed in their footsteps have announced a total ban on fur, including Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors. In 2022 Saint Laurent will also join the ranks.
As we enter November it’s officially time to make space in your wardrobe for the best faux-fur coats of the season, here our ten of our favourites:
Dries Van Noten
Paneled Faux Shearling Coat
Whilst its always cosy to wrap oneself in a large puffy coat, there is something special about a tailored fit. This sophisticated coat is giving us ‘CEO’ - and we love it.
Via Matches Fashion
This white 'Tedgirl' coat is modelled on a style from the Max Mara archives. Made in Italy from a faux shearling material containing alpaca, wool and silk the loose fit pairs perfectly with casual separates for an elevated take on winter wear.
Zebra-Print Faux Fur Coat
Via The Outnet
As far as we're concerned animal print is a neutral. The perfect outerwear to have on when you're leaving the office to an after work downtown, it goes with anything. Let’s just agree that there is something inherently sexy about this Zebra-print number, despite its long length.
Heidi Coat Orangeade
If you need a pop of colour in your autumnal wardrobe, the curly faux fur coat from Rotate Birger Christensen does the trick. The oversized fit means it will easily slip over any knit and the colours red, brown and yellow are the sartorial embodiment of the upcoming season.
This season Shrimps have brought back their long, faux-fur Lorca Coat in hazelnut. The crochet collar makes this coat wearable for early spring just as well as autumn. The voluminous gathered sleeves makes for a distinctive silhouette.
Beth Fleece Coat
Via Stine Goya
AW21 marks the comeback for lilac. Seen on runway after runway, it the fashion world's new favourite hue. This Stine Goya offering is made of 100 per cent recycled polyester (made from recycled plastics), a green alternative to virgin polyester.
Boda Collar Faux Fur Coat
An emerald green coat is a key piece in any autumn wardrobe. And the ultra-useful large pockets are not making things worse.
Bibi Double-Breasted Faux Shearling Coat
Via Matches Fashion
A timeless piece with a Scandinavian touch that will never go out of style. The long fit and soft faux shearling trimmed with camel-beige faux leather will make sure you stay warm and cosy the whole season.
Fur Free Fur Panelled Coat
When in doubt, colour block. A coat with several colours is your best friend if you need something that matches everything. Plus at least 50 per cent of the main material in this product meet Stella McCartney's sustainability criteria.
Wool Teddy Coat
If you are looking to turn heads - this is the coat for you. Crafted from a luxurious wool-cotton blend in a vibrant canary yellow, this teddy coat boasts a relaxed fit with dropped shoulder seams. Perfect to brighten up a grey winter's day.