I go by initial instincts about 95% of the time. Sure, there maybe a trend or an item of clothing that I will go back to and even though I have a ‘never say never’ policy, there are a few things that I will definitely give a miss. This is what I thought about when I saw all the coloured fur on the catwalks for AW07-8. I absolutely do not want to touch the issue of ‘Is fur right?’ because there are circumstances for it that go beyond what PETA say. So leaving contentious ethical issues aside, the core question at hand is….. do you really want to be looking like a muppet when swathed in acidic coloured fur coats?
That was my first reaction and I was gonna stick to it…. until I saw this editorial in the August issue of Numero. Entitled aptly ‘Oiseaux de Nuit’, (Birds of the Night) and shot by Horst Diekgerdes, Versace, Etro and Dior fur coats are effectively paired with matching tights, shoes and under ensembles and really zing in the ‘night’ effect.
So when it starts appealing to me in this way and I start to think whether the mind has truly gone loopy, the boyf is at hand to take one look at the girl in the Versace blue coccoon coat and say ‘Monsters Inc.’
Enough said really…. that should surely settle it…..yet the idea is still plagueing me. A coloured fur skirt as opposed to coat perhaps? Perhaps I like the idea of fur (I’m talking faux and real here…. clearly if I ever was going to try this…faux would be the only way…), a material considered old/fusty and in a conventional palette of browns, greys and monotones is paired with such vibrant colours. Ok…must keep thinking…Sugar Puff monster, the Muppets and Monsters Inc…….