There’s something extremely dressy and chic about black furs. Why not embrace the hard-edge look and absorb its fabulous sleekness 24/7? It’s true that a great little black jacket or a full-length coat – or a cape – can add just the right touch of drama and attitude… and bring out a certain sartorial holiness.
And this look and attitude got me to thinking about the current trend for vampires! Hello Team Edward! Or is it, hello Bon Temps?
Come on, when was Dracula ever badly put together? That boy is forever red carpet ready (at least all night long), tux in tow for eternal life. So let’s take a few pointers from the current collections and channel this pseudo-retro trend to new, accessible, fashion heights…
Since vampires entered the cinematic repertoire, their look has always remained exotic in its sparse luxuriousness and slight referential Edwardian style – velvet jackets and satin trims, bullion details and tapered men’s clothes are only the tip of this sartorial iceberg. Of course, now with the runway make-up, it feels a little more Weimar Republic… always a little more perverse.
For anyone with a taste for “Goth style,” this trend might simply be a saving grace. Whereas Goth often appears less than cheerful, the ‘vampire-ish’ version brings out a sleeker, more upbeat alternative to the look.
Black furs are leading the way in setting this fashion franchise!
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