Friday, February 1, 2013

Fur and Feather

Ok, this question has been bothering me for quite some time, hence I decided to seek for your opinion. So, to fur or not to fur? I mean, to wear fur or not to wear. 

Whoa-whoa, wait... Before I get attacked (physically or verbally) by all those PETA fans, let me make an official disclaimer. TESS, personally, possesses no fur coats; however, I see plenty of them 'walking' around. And it seems like fur remains in favor with a modern fashion (despite all ethical and moral reasons that we hear 24/7).

We all know who ignited the whole industry for good or bad a couple of decades ago: "Nobody was wearing fur until she put it on the cover in the early 1990s", says Tom Florio (former publisher of Vogue magazine).

Clearly, he means Anna Wintour. Who else, at the end, has this ultimate influence on the fashion business? But well, let's not put all the pressure on her shoulders. Let's revisit instead some of the Pre-Fall 2013 catwalks and see a visual proof of the enormous popularity of natural fur among fresh and established designers:

TESS  #1: Alberta Ferretti
Photo by Donato Sardella
TESS  #2: Lanvin
Photo: Courtesy of Lanvin
TESS  #3: Alexander McQueen
Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
TESS  #4: Sonia Rykiel
Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Rykiel
TESS  #5: Mugler
Photo: Courtesy of Mugler
TESS  #6: Alberta Ferretti
Photo by Donato Sardella
TESS  #7: Maison Martin Margiela
Photo: Courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela
TESS  #8: Celine
Photo: Courtesy of Celine
TESS  #9: Alice + Olivia
Photo: Courtesy of Alice+Olivia
TESS  #10: Michael Kors
Photo by John Aquino
TESS  #11: Cédric Charlier
Photo: Courtesy of Cédric Charlier
TESS  #12: Matthew Williamson
Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Williamson
TESS  #13: Viktor & Rolf 
Photo: Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf
TESS  #14: Vera Wang
Photo by John Aquino
TESS  #15: Vera Wang
Photo by John Aquino

So, what are your thoughts on the above - to FUR or NOT to FUR?
Keep TESSTaste.Elegance.Sophistication.Style!
Your Tess


  1. I like this very much!

    xx MJ

  2. amazing! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

  3. OMG I love!!! There's something so luxurious about fur and feather.

    xoxo, Diana
    The Neon Factor ☠

  4. Love the first look!

  5. The Alexander McQueen coat is beautiful.

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