Back to School means many things depending on the age group. For the Junior High girls transitioning to High School it means the beginning of the adolescent phase and an increase in responsibility and freedom. For the graduating High School girl transitioning to College, it marks the introduction to adulthood and independence. But each new phase also brings about a new sense of personal style driven by new social patterns and nuances.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past 10 years it would be nearly impossible not to witness the fashion shift that has been taking place on campuses across the U.S…..a virtual fur revolution, with fur jackets worn with everything. If you don’t believe us, then check out EBAY, which posted a “How To” list on fur styling and fur care just a few weeks ago.
Once EBAY, which is based in San Jose, CA, offers fur tips, you know that this is a big trend that is going to be around for a long time. The fact that High School and College kids are now embracing fur is not a big surprise. The fact that these Generation Y kids are proactively getting their grandparents’ and parents’ old furs revamped speaks volumes.
We had a quick chat with Steven Cowit, of Henry Cowit, Inc. & Madison Avenue Furs, Ltd., who confirmed that teenagers and young adults are becoming an influential clientele for pre-owned fur redesigns. Mr. Cowit is a master fur matcher who specializes in repairing “accidents” to costly furs and remodeling preexisting garments.
He confirmed that in the past 5 to 7 years these youths are embracing fur, bringing in older full-length coats and having them restyled into sportier jackets made from the upper-body section while the remaining fur is used to create vests and scarves. Revamping an old coat is a wise investment as it gives the wearer a more relaxed use of the garment and doesn’t break the bank. It also allows the wearer to create a style that fits their lifestyle.
Fur, just like jewelry, will last a very long time as long as you take good care of it. And, like a gemstone can be reset, a fur can be remodeled into something new and fresh.
Happy fur fashion to all!