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Accessories: Fur Fashion’s new Superhero

If one thing is clear within the big fashion picture, since the early 2000s accessories are fast becoming the bread-winner for fashion collections, the way “beauty” used to be. Don’t believe us? We’ve done our homework and chatted with a former Vogue magazine accessories editor to confirm our suspicion, and the big shocker is that men are now catching up to women in retail consumption of accessories.

Fur fashion accessories trend

Altuzarra

Fur fashion accessories trend

Acne

Fur fashion accessories trend

Vera Wang

Fur fashion accessories trend

Burberry Prorsum – Jaguar mink man’s bag

Fur fashion accessories trend

Yigal Azrouel

Needless to say, not only are accessories becoming the strongest moneymaker in the industry; accessories have recently surpassed beauty (i.e. perfume, cosmetic, skincare) in revenue, something that 20, or even 10 years ago, would have sounded like Wall Street heresy. Hey, you’re witnessing business history!

Fur fashion accessories trend

Dsquared2

Fur fashion accessories trend

Fur accessories for every taste and personality

Fur fashion accessories trend

Vancelette – “St. Moritz” fur tote

Why are accessories becoming so important? Well, to be fair, they have always been around. But now, with a much more democratic sartorial attitude and way of dressing, folks opt for different key-status projections. Once upon a time, it was overwhelmingly “the car” that served as status, but that’s old news now. With Generation Y not being too keen on driving, the car-factor got the boot! But we digress. The reality is that accessories allow the individual to make a statement about their fashion sense, their lifestyle, their affluence or their status with considerably less investment or commitment.

Fur fashion accessories trend

Fur accessories for every taste and personality

 

Fur fashion accessories trend

Rochas

Fur fashion accessories trend

Lanvin

Think about it…even a Birkin bag at $39,000 might be considered a “practical” investment for these purposes as, on the arm of a woman for everyday wear, it makes the same statement that a series of $10,000 gowns makes in terms of affleunce and status. A beautiful fur scarf will not only keep the wearer warm and cozy but confirms thay they are on fashion trend and can afford luxe…and only for just a few hundred dollars. In fact, one might say that accessories have taken the place of mere logos and labels for establishing one’s place in the hierarchy of current fashion-ability.

Fur fashion accessories trend

Chris Benz

Fur fashion accessories trend

Kenzo

Fur fashion accessories trend

Reed Krakoff

Fur fashion accessories trend

Wes Gordon

Fur fashion accessories trend

Chadwick Bell

Not to get too deep into it, but accessories are truly revolutionizing the fashion industry and the way it does business. This trend is so pronounced that recently The Financial Times even interviewed Selfridges’ menswear buying manager, Adam Kelly, to weigh-in his career expertise and observations. Mr. Kelly’s advice to the masses (yes, that’s both male and female customers), “Investing in luxe accessories is especially advisable this season.”

Fur fashion accessories trend

A.F. Vandevorst – Fall-Winter 2012-2013

Fur fashion accessories trend

Fall 2012 Fur Fashion Trends – Purses, Clutches, Handbags

Fur fashion accessories trend

Giuliana Teso

Fur fashion accessories trend

A Well-Shod Foot – Pony skin footwear – cow fur – leather

Fur fashion accessories trend

Carmen Marc Valvo

Fur fashion accessories trend

Brendon Sun – fall 2012- winter 2013

As is the case, luxe – due to its exquisite workmanship and cost – lasts longer than cheaper versions and always makes a statement. When it comes to fur, this isn’t a “Eureka moment” but a ‘call it as it is’ fact. And for that reason, fur accessories are helping drive the trend for statement accessories.

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