Fashion has produced and buried numerous trends, motifs, materials, patterns. In that sense, it has remained unpredictable. However, no one remembers the era in which fur, from the time of the first application in dressing, did not represent the ultimate expression of elegance, glamor and luxury
Every period makes its own rules. However, luxury is an old human obsession, in that basic key that refers to abundance, glamor, glittering. Fur is an integral element of luxury. A true glamorous style is almost unimaginable without fur, and in the new time, it includes its artificial variants.
In older times, fur was the privilege of the higher class. It was worn by rulers, nobles and bourgeoisie. How much has this division been kept up to modern times? The impression is that it survived in spite of all other barriers that fell and equalized the social classes. Fur has preserved the status of privilege. Not as strict as in the 17th, 18th or 19th centuries, but it is not available to the broad masses today either. The reason lies in its expensiveness, in the fact that it involves a special creation, as well as in the way the fur is obtained. This last is the reason for the founding of numerous animal protection associations and decade-long activism of various organizations that are fighting against the use of natural fur. In the first place PETA.
What once belonged to the high society ladies was succeeded in the 20th century by the new elite of the world. It is about Hollywood stars who have replaced the nobility in terms of the untouchability and realization of dreams of an ordinary man. Hollywood actresses, especially from the half of the past century, have become new goddesses of glamor and unreachability. The crème de la crème of the Dream Factory is the object of worship, admiration and planetary hysteria. Divas like Elizabeth Taylor or Catherine Deneuve were popular for a glamorous style in the era of universal democracy and with their extravagant appearances contributed to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Fur was an integral part of their style.
In the second decade of the 21st century, fur did not lose the status that it had in previous periods. However, the impression is that it in some way descended from Olympus. There are two reasons for this. The first one refers to the echo of global awareness of the prevention of animal killings, which has resulted in the fact that leading fashion companies have artificial fur for a long time in their collections. Its price is lower, which is quite enough to be more accessible to so-called ordinary people.
The other reason is, in the broadest sense, hiding in fashion freedoms. Former strict dress codes have long been relativized. Modern street style includes everything and does not know any limits. This also applies to artificial fur. One browsing on the Internet, which is largely responsible for the liberalization of world fashion, shows that the fake vest epidemic has been surviving for several seasons already. Fashion gurus have accepted this game. It simply did not make sense to resist world trends, which would limit communication with the masses of customers from which the same industry depends. By involving in the game, experts give advice on how fur is combined within street fashion and how to extract maximum from it. The excessive freedom leads to bad taste and making the existence of trends meaningless. If we limit ourselves to the trends of this winter, combinations of fur with elegant dresses, high boots and striking jewellery are desirable.
The most popular fur shades for this season are all winter colours, from white to grey, strong neon colours, dark blue and pink shades, pastel shades that have not surrendered for several seasons already. In the first place is grey. However, what is good with fur is the fact that classics never loses its battle and goes hand in hand with new trends. In other words, black, bourbon, beige and brown fur colour are always a sign of superior style.