Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn’t progressing fast enough. As recent revelations that Hermes skins live alligators for their bags show, animals are being tortured and killed for fashion at an alarming rate. Leather is a staple and fur is one of the hottest crazes in the industry. As Racked recently pointed out, “isn’t the year 2015 an odd time for fur to be such a major trend? Aren’t we a bit too enlightened? Fur production often involves animal cruelty, not to mention environmentally harmful processes. Its growing presence in the luxury market just doesn’t jibe with our era’s emphasis on social and ecological consciousness.” It’s true. And weirder still, fashion is now full of vegans, so what the hell, how is fur making a comeback?

Fashion has long had a fascination with fur and the repercussions are scary. Long before the modern fast fashion era furs, leathers and other animal products were worn and used for practical reasons: warmth mainly, but also protection, durability and in some cases simply because other materials weren’t readily available. That started to change in the 18th century when European aristocracy began wearing furs not for utilitarian purposes, but as a show of status and style. The late Victorian age saw a remarkable rise in demand for pelts, furs and even exotic leathers that has gone unsatiated since. In the process, every animal imaginable was skinned for its fur. Badgers, skunks, wolves, polecats, squirrels, musk ox, monkeys, raccoons, wombats, wallabies, tigers, leopards, even hamsters and house cats were skinned for their fur.

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The trade was so lucrative and desire for the highest quality furs so intense, whole species including beavers, badgers, foxes, minks and wolves were driven to near extinction in Europe and even America. In response, animal lovers, vegans, and environmentalists began organizing. PETA launched aggressive and shock-oriented campaigns against the fashion industry.

And it worked. For twenty years, the sales of furs and exotic skins plunged. Until recently. In the past decade, furs and exotic skins are clawing back with deceptive rebranding of fur as ‘ethical‘ and ‘luxurious‘ targeted at young fashionistas. In 2011, sales of fur were worth £9  billion, a rise of more than 70 % in a decade leading to over 50 million animals being slaughtered on fur farms. And fur is once again mainstream fashion. In 2014, 70% of New York and British fashion week shows incorporated fur into their collections.

Will the latest Hermes gruesome scandal in which an undercover PETA activist videos thousands of alligators getting their backbones snapped and then being skinned alive for bags, change anything?

Fortunately there are many great fashion alternatives. Modavanti has an entire vegan section filled with fashion forward styles. Earlier this month, brand Hugo Boss announced it plans to go fur free by 2016, a pledge that iconic British designer Stella McCartney made years ago. Freedom for Animals, a New York based conscious purse brand, has become widely recognized as the Vegan Celine bag. Brave Gentleman is also fully committed. Stylish fur-free, vegan fashion has arrived. It’s time for the rest of the fashion industry to catch up.

The arc of history may bend towards progress but in the fashion industry it needs a bit more of a correctional push.

 

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC

There is Simply No Warmer Coat Than A Fur Coat

There is Simply No Warmer Coat Than A Fur Coat

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Synthetic materials like polyester, nylon, fiborfill, holofill, or even polar fleece are a close second BUT are still not as warm as an animal fur coat or even a fur lining. As long as animal fur retains superior warmth and moisture resistant qualities to man made fibers, they will remain extremely valuable. Fur is one of the warmest insulators known to man and it is highly used for winter wear. Fur is extremely warm and will keep you toasty during these cold winter months. Certain fur types such as sheepskin or fox are especially insulating.

Men's microfiber jacket with shearling lining, no only $795 from Marc Kaufman Furs

Men’s microfiber jacket with shearling lining, no only $795 from Marc Kaufman Furs

Fur is no longer just for warmth on the coldest of days, furs has moved into the hot “must have” fashion category and are worn from day to night and across all seasons. Mink is a great choice for a blend of style and weather-resistance.

Long Hooded Mink Jacket, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Not only are fur garments much warmer than garments made from synthetic fibers, they also possess unique qualities in the deep cold.  For example, fox fur does not ice up or frost up in sub-zero temperatures which is why its used in arctic conditions. A hugely popular fur is the luxuriously full-furred fox. With long, lustrous guard hairs and a soft, thick underfur, fox is wonderfully fluffy and ideal for high-fashion trim on collars, cuffs, wraps, headbands as well as show-stopping vests, jackets and coats – you name it, fox fur makes everything lusciously warm and beautiful.

Gorgeous Cross Fox Jacket
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A sable coat is traditionally made up of soft wool topped by a dense coat of fur, and then topped again by an even longer coat of hair, making it exceptionally warm and practical; it’s no wonder that the sable is so valuable! Marc Kaufman Furs 01-30-15 Full Length Russian Sable Fur Stroller-2 Furs remain the warmest material known to man. Stay safe this Winter: bundle up in a fur garment from Marc Kaufman Furs! We ship anywhere in the country, including those places hit hardest by this arctic surge.

Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Taos, New Mexico, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Hooded Casper Demi Mink Coat, Now only $4495 on Clearance at Marc Kaufman Furs www.kaufmanfurs.com

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More White Haute Furs

White fur stole with crystal embellishments from Marc Kaufman Furs  in NYC

As the mercury drops, the northern wind blows and the first snow is falling the focus moves to warm and chic dressing. There are plenty of fabulous fur options to address the chill. The problem is never about staying warm and looking chic in a cozy fur, it becomes about how to choose from among the many extraordinary fur fashion options out ther

Ava Gardner in white fox and lace

 

Dennis Basso | Spring/Summer 2014

 

Zadig & Voltaire | Spring/Summer 2014

 

Venexiana | Spring/Summer 2014

White Fur

White Rex Rabbit Cropped Sleeve Jacket with Fox Fur Collar, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

One hot trend we are loving for Fall/Winter 2013/4 is the easy, clean sophistication of white. As it turns out, white furs are currently being revisited, not only by designers but also by a new crop of fans. There is something so elegant about white fur, the way it nearly glows in the light, exuding a stately formality and youthful elegance at the same time. Since fur is a natural product, simple color descriptions such as “black” or “white” are not sufficient.  So, white is never just white: there is ice white, milk white, eggshell, creme, beige, etc.

 

Giambattista Valli | Spring/Summer 2014

 

Mia Farrow pairing her garçonne pixie cut with white fox

 

J. Mendel | Spring/Summer 2014

 

Jason Wu | Fall 2013

 

Altuzarra | Fall 2013

 

Blumarine | Fall 2013

 

Saint Laurent | Fall 2013

 

Street Style: Paris

 

Michael Kors | Spring/Summer 2014

 

White fur touch, Vogue Cover 1920′s

 

Sharon Wauchob | Spring/Summer 2014

The Spring/Summer fur dilemma the past decade or two has been about how to incorporate fur for the season in a relevant manner with designs that don’t appear too formal, too dressed-up or inappropriate for the season. As these past Spring/Summer 2014 collections attest, adding a few white fur touches presents an exciting layer of luxe perfectly suited to the season.

 

Tom Ford | Spring/Summer 2014

 

Street Style: Tokyo

 

Vionnet | Spring/Summer 2014

The good news, it seems, is that white furs offer a new fashion versatility, great throughout the year and for all types of occasions. Just like a nice white shirt, the look is as classic as it is modern. From bridal occasions to nightclub hopping to everyday lifestyle, a white fur look will always reads fresh and chic.

 

Fendi | Spring/Summer 2014 | September, Milan

Have some fun, treat yourself to a little luxe and enjoy the cozy warmth of a white fur scarf, fur stole, wrap, or capelet this Fall!

Dominique Shuminov in a White Blue Fox Jacket

White Blue Fox Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC’s Fashion District

(above) White Fox Shrug from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Check out Marc Kaufman Furs’ new collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats or create or design your own mink coats, fox coats, or any type of furs. Or we can custom make fur garments to your specifications.

White Lamb Fur Vest from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Fur Fashions from the Runways of Milan

Milan has long been the Mecca of the luxury fur market.

Long Hooded Mink Jacket, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

When it comes to fur fashion trends this Season, Milan is a total trendsetter. The Italians,  have approached fur just like any other material for decades now, constantly experimenting and innovating. Fall/Winter 2013/14 proved to be no exception. The result? Several exciting new fur trends to inspire us, as well as a return to some of the long established favorites.

Model post fashion show – Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013-Winter 2014 (photo courtesy of www.Elle.com)

Fur Fashion Trends 2013 | Cropped Looks

One of the big questions, not so long ago, was how to keep fur design fresh and youthful? Cropped Looks is one of the answers. Yes, this season had a great medley of cropped looks that are sure to win fans. Their spin on classic jackets, including blousons or bikers, shortened peacoats or kimonos, are allowing for greater versatility and wearability. These fur pieces complement a more mobile lifestyle, and work equally well with various wardrobe styles and age groups. Cropped fur looks are a MUST HAVE.

Gianfranco Ferré – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Ports 1961 – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Roberto Cavalli – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Krizia – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Fur Fashion Trends 2013 | Saturated Brights

Bright colors are also keeping fur designs fresh and lively. This season has given us beautiful Saturated Brights that are redefining sartorial conventions. Once fur is rinsed or dyed it transforms into a “surrogate textile” with tremendous creative flexibility. A quick dye bath can make any fur look sporty, chic, cool… completely new. Matching a fur to a textile’s color changes the fashion picture and creates a great new design platform (this isn’t anything new, but some of the high saturations used are). Combining these bold, rich colorations with the deep, textural appeal of fur lends a dramatic sculptural effect and maximizes visual impact.

Laura Biagiotti – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Fendi – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Maurizio Pecoraro – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Ter et Bantine – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Fur Fashion Trends 2013 | Retro Looks

Looking back at the past to uncover the NEW is a trend in and of itself. Retro Looks are given fresh new takes and are transformed into completely contemporary results – ones with a distant pedigree! The modernity of this trend comes with the initial appropriation of a look, shape, silhouette, made to read completely new once reworked with a specific fur type, fur combinations, or new and innovative manufacturing techniques. The past is the best teacher; these pieces are studied and foolproof… and full of personality.

Prada – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Emporio Armani – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Gucci – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Simonetta Ravizza – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Fur Fashion Trends 2013 | Decorative Mix

A little flair goes a long way. Many designers are embracing the Decorative Mix. A little something furry around the neck area, a few appliqué embroideries here and there, a little strip of long-haired fur on a trim or hem, all make a huge design difference. When it comes to decorative elements, the applications are so well researched and beautifully executed that even the most minimalist-minded will surely succumb to their creative charms.

Emilio Pucci – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Marni – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Antonio Marras – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Roberto Cavalli – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Fur Fashion Trends 2013 | Winter White

White, in all its clean, crisp splendor, is fast becoming a go-to choice for fur designs. White, the de facto anti-color, is featured in a multitude of looks and shade variations that are making it a trans-generational superstar for its chic choice and versatility. Unlike black that often reads formal, Winter White can easily channel a sportiness that plays with the new casual styling favored today. All in all, white furs are becoming classic accents each season.

Come by Marc Kaufman Furs to check out our extensive collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats, and more! Or contact us about designing your own piece from scratch, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications.

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Foxy Fall Fur Fashions

Foxy Fall Fur Fashions

Dyed Fox Fur Cape Now only $1495 on Clearance at Marc Kaufman Furs www.kaufmanfurs.com

If mink is the king of furs for consumers, fox is its close runner-up. Those two furs are the fur titans of the fashion world.

Choosing a fur has as much to do with personal style as it does with lifestyle. How to decide if fox is more “you” than mink? Why not have both & call it a day!

I’m personally more partial to longer-haired furs in general, they are dense and bold and scream “luxury”.  It’s my taste, end of story. There is no right or wrong in fashion, it is simply about what makes you happy.

Dominique Shuminova in Baby Blue Fox Fur Jacket

 

 

Powder blue Fox Fur Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs

Fox, as plush and rich as it is, conveys luxury instantly. Plus, with the wide variety of natural coloring and mutations available, it’s hard not to find a tint that doesn’t speak to you. Add to that the rinse and full dye processes that open the doors of choice even wider and the options are almost limitless.

Dominique Shuminova in Dyed Blue Silver Fox

 

 

Dyed Blue Silver Fox Vest from Marc Kaufman Furs

 

 

 

For the shy ones considering a first fox fur purchase, I highly recommend fox collars as well as scarves. Nothing dresses up a coat or frames a face like fox.

If you have a fun sense of humor and like to play up conventions, there is the full-fox scarf. A glamour favorite of the screen sirens of the 1930′s, 1940′s and 1950′s, it’s becoming much more common with the younger set.

Dominique Shuminova in Black Fox Jacket with Leather 2Black Fox Fur Jacket with leather accents from Marc Kaufman Furs

Recently, I’ve observed younger women dabbling in fox fur on a large scale… the ‘Chubby’ jacket being the ‘holy grail’. This look, big in the 1980′s and prominent on the apres ski scene of top resorts including Aspen and Gstaad makes a strong statement without trying too much. It feels natural, or as natural as fashion trends feel.

 

 

 

Red Fox Fur Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs’ Fall/Winter Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooded Red Fox Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City.

Today, as designers seek to bring an ultra-luxe image to their collections they are using fox in innovative ways on accessories, as trims and for full garments. New techniques including tiling, feathering and the integration of fox strips with other fabrics have expanded the creative options available. Watch for more on fox as we cover its increasing usage in designer collections.

 

 

 

 

 

Dyed Red Fox Fur Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs

 

Come by Marc Kaufman Furs to check out our extensive collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats, and more! Or contact us about designing your own piece, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications.

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

https://kaufmanfurs.com/gallery/index.php?cat=38

Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC 

212 West 30th St

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1 (212) 563 3877

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Shearling Chic

Out of the fur pantheon, shearling is by far the oldest fashion trend that never falls out of favor. Don’t think so? Just go check out prehistoric cave paintings with their references to animal pelts worn on human shapes, or even 19th century North American trappers donned in buck skins and other pelts.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

“Fur Trapper”, Alfred Jacob Miller, 1837

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket

Shearling might simply be the most democratic fur of all, the one type that defies generational differences and socio-economic divides. From “easy-going” to “hippy chic” to ultra-modern, shearling is making its mark on this fashion cycle.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Vivienne Tam – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Rick Owens – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Versace – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Bottega Veneta – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Whereas shearling was often used in a cruder finish in 1970s fashion, recently it has gotten the glam reboot. Designers are currently toying with both the woolen side and the leather/sueded side of the skins to great effect on the runways.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Helmut Lang – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Peachoo Krejberg – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

The leather side of the pelt is currently reworked into a full-fledged design component, now getting as much attention as the fur side. Some designers and couturiers opt to lacquer the leather, or even shave it into a textile-thin finish. Others go as far as merging two skins in one garment – combining mink with lamb leather, for example, for a truly unique and highly fashionable look.

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

DKNY – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Miharayasuhiro – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Brandon Sun – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Shearling Chic - The All-Time Superstar - Fur Fashion

Ermenegildo Zegna – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

 

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A beautiful Sheared Black Rex Rabbit Cape Jacket from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York’s Garment District

Check out Marc Kaufman Furs’ new collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats or create or design your own mink coats, fox coats, or any type of furs. We custom make fur garments to your specifications.

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

https://kaufmanfurs.com/gallery/index.php?cat=38

Joe Namath (shown here with Marc Kaufman) wearing his Marc Kaufman Furs custom coyote coat

Marc Kaufman Furs NYC 

212 West 30th St

New York, NY 10001

1 (212) 563 3877

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Kaufman-Furs

Follow us on twitter @marckaufmanfurs

E-mail: kaufmanfurs@aol.com

www.kaufmanfurs.com

Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

Trend Report from Fall/Winter 2013/14 Paris Fashion Week

Fur was everywhere at Paris Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. The French translation, la fourrure, features a purring intervocalic R; it’s almost a meow. We also noticed that fur didn’t just mean coats; we saw it as pocket detailing, handbags, collars and evening gown trim.

Long Hooded Mink Jacket, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

When it comes to the fashion calendar, Paris Fashion Week is a golden ticket, the one that helps define and complete the emerging trends that we saw unveiled over the past month on both sides of the Atlantic. New York officially began the journey; Paris closed it –both to great fanfare and excitement. One could say, J’♥ la fourrure.

There was lots and lots of fur in New York, then we saw as much in London. But by the time we arrived in Milan, we weren’t sure if we were actually looking at fashion collections or fur collections (for us, a happy conundrum!)  By the time we arrived in Paris, well, the hand’s down trend for Fall/Winter was loud and clear… FUR is the global fashion trend to follow. The French like to refer to leathers and furs as “skins” (peaux) –some types are woolly or furry, others are patented, glossed, or even distressed. From broadtail to shearling to leather-fur combinations, the choices were endless….and quite tantalizing!

By the look of it, it seems only undergarments didn’t get the fur treatment this fashion cycle! Of course outerwear reigned supreme,  with layers of fur treatments of all sorts, but creative and beautiful fur adaptations were prevalent in daywear and eveningwear too. We’ll find out soon enough, come September-October, whether the next Spring-Summer cycle chooses to expend on the idea.

The other global trend that we literally saw bloom in front of our eyes was color. There were so many bursts of colors that next Fall-Winter will feel more like Spring-Summer. Hey, optimism is  addictive!  A few designers opted for a somber palette, but still managed to insert a few colorful notches. Stefano Pilati, at Yves Saint Laurent, was one of the only ones who chose to deny color, perhaps his final misjudgment for a house that was born on vivid color combinations.

But Paris being Paris, there were some great treatments and material experimentations combined with various historical and ethnographic references. Many designers feel more free to experiment with their craft in the haute couture fashion lab “mode” that is Paris. After all, savoir-faire is what separates the greats from the wannabes. This fashion cycle was truly inspirational.

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.

White Fur: The Epitome of Chic Modernity

To say there is something precious and elegant about white fur is an understatement. A touch of white mink, or fox, reads as much Old Hollywood glamour as it does Patrician elegance, and is a worthy look for events from grand soirées to sporty fun to winter nuptials.

White Rex Rabbit Cropped Sleeve Jacket with Fox Fur Collar, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Evelyn, Sunny and Dovima in white mink stoles and evening gowns, photo by Gjon Mili, 1946

Prada – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

In past decades, white furs were often favored for evening looks due to their soigné sophistication. Today, though, designers are adapting white fur as a new design palette, adopting both shorthair and longhair types equally and delivering looks that are iconoclastic, both referential to Old School models and reflecting  more Street Style variations.

Dennis Basso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Margaret Lockwood in an evening gown fur stole visits the theatre

Byte by Teso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Lie Sang Bong – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Alexander McQueen – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

“January 9, 1957, Florida”, photographed by Vivian Maier, 1957

David Koma – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

White furs reflect light like no other furs and have the ability to read both formal and youthful at the same time. White conveys an aesthetic that is crisp and clean, modern and feminine. In the time when black and white photography was the norm for the media, a star in white fur was a graphic showcase. Nowadays, though this iconic photographic style may be out, the enduring appeal of white fur continues.

Marilyn Monroe wearing a white fox stole

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Moncler Gamme Rouge – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Blumarine – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

When it comes to Street Style, mink and fox are not alone anymore, Mongolian lamb (and every other lamb/goat types), rabbit, and bleached furs of every type are utilized with equal largess. The name of the game is design and personality. From classic items to more fashion-forward ones, a little white fur is always chic and fun.

Stella Tenbrook in Jacques Fath’s slim-fitting evening dress with white fox fur collar, photo by Willy Maywald, 1951

Roksanda Ilincic – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Junko Shimada – Fall-Winter 2012-2013

Vivienne Westwood – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Mugler – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.

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Red Fox Fur Stroller with Belt & Hood, exclusively from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC

Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City, NY ships your fur purchases and rentals to wherever you may be: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Taos, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Park City, Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, Missouri, Anchorage, Alaska, Moscow, Russia, London, UK, England, Seoul, South Korea, Geneva, Gstaad, Lausanne, Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Chamonix, France, Austria, Italy, Dubai, UAE, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, China, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Whistler, British Columbia, Quebec, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Singapore; to all 50 States, and just about anywhere else in the World! With over 2000 quality furs to choose from, and the option to design your own, Marc Kaufman Furs of NYC has the most extensive online fur selection in the World.