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The Twilight Factor | The EDWARDian Twist

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?

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Barbara Bui | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Rick Owens | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Blackglama Legend - Diana Vreeland by Bill King, 1977

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…

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Bela Lugosi Dracula (1931)

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

1912 formal eveningwear accoutrements, and its affectations

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

George Hamilton in 'Love At First Bite' (1979)

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Ann Demeulemeester | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

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.

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Alexander McQueen | Fall 2009-Winter 2010 Collection

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Otto Dix, The Dancer Anita Berber (1925)

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Damir Doma | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

John Galliano - Black double-breasted wool coat with fur collar

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Twilight, April 7, 2008

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.

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Gareth Pugh

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Peachoo Krejberg | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Balmain | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Black furs are leading the way in setting this fashion franchise!

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

Burberry - Black fox trimmed coat - Fall 2011-Winter 2012

The Twilight Factor | the EDWARDian twist | Fur Fashion

John Rocha

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