If there’s one thing we are swooning over this season, it’s faux fur coats
Regardless of the season, temperatures in the Middle East don’t usually call for a fur coat. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one in your wardrobe for those times abroad when you’re in need of something that will keep you warm while looking incredibly chic. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five super luxurious options that will instantly elevate any outfit and prove that faux is better than the real thing.
Since the launch of her brand in 2001, Stella McCartney has upheld a strict anti-fur, leather, feather and exotic skins policy. But the decision to include faux fur in her designs was not made without debate. Ultimately, the brand concluded that by offering a luxury fur free product that is such a good alternative to real fur they are demonstrating no animal needs to be harmed for fashion. This Sugar Cane coat from the label’s autumn/winter 18 collection has been crafted in Italy from an elevated imitation fur in a timeless chestnut brown colourway and has serious vintage appeal.
Saint Laurent is now one of many brands who are working with imitation animal fabrics and the result is just as comfortable as the real thing. This shearling coat is cut from faux shearling in an oversized silhouette and detailed with logo-engraved buttons down the front. Layer yours over everything from evening dresses to a simple tee shirt and jeans combo.
While Tibi still uses shearling in some of its outerwear garments, the brand has chosen to use high-quality synthetic faux fur in favour of the real thing. A favourite from their AW18 runway, this faux fur coat is definitely a statement piece. The bold hue and oversized fit adds to its cool factor, while the removable belt allows for multiple styling opportunities.
A London Fashion Week favourite, Shrimps was founded by British designer Hannah Weiland in 2013 and is known to be one of the most unconventional faux fur brands around. This black Eamon coat exudes opulence and is crafted from high-quality faux fur with wide notch lapels and two crystal buttons. Layer it over everyday separates, leaving it open to reveal flashes of the signature turquoise Doodle-jacquard lining.
Givenchy opened its AW18 show with a selection of luxurious, fur free coats including this oversized version, which definitely stole the spotlight. Expertly made in Italy from panels of plush black and brown faux fur, it’s cut for an oversized fit that makes it so easy to layer over your chunkiest knits. Try wearing it with a belt to showcase your waist.
- Words by Gracie Stewart