To say that nothing is sacred in fashion is truly an understatement. If the past two Fall/Winter collections are any indication, the mixing of furs – as well as mixing furs with a wide variety of other textiles or embellishments, for that matter – is fast becoming a trend.

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

Michael Kors – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

The old unofficial rule was to only use one fur type (fox, mink, sable, etc.) per garment. The only exception came with dual color-play or complementary trims in another fur, as was the norm in the early 20th century and the 1920s especially. But today, things are quite different!

Donna Karan – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

“Arc de Triomphe” a fur coat, Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1914 (Armand Vallée)

Dennis Basso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

“Life’s Crossing”, Le Sourire, 1931 (Pem)

Fur Mixing For a Distinct Style

More recently, designers have become defiantly irreverent when it comes to fur treatments, making fashion news out of Fur Mixing. For some, a single fur type is designed like a quilt in a variety of hues (both in natural colorings and dyed ones) and patterns, to create a distinct style.

The Row – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jeremy Scott – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Hermès – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Color blocking in fashion is nothing new; it is currently an omnipresent fashion fad, so furs are simply riding the wave with more than a few surprises. Creativity is the fashion aphrodisiac, after all, and thrives on its rebellious streak.

“Mondrian” day dress, Fall 1965-Winter 1966, Yves Saint Laurent (Wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow)

BCBG Max Azria – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Peter Som – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Vivienne Tam – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

What is somewhat new – and a wonderful technique – is the mixing of different furs all rinsed in one shade. The most successful applications are the ones that still maintain the original fur markings, while creating an entirely new look.

Dennis Basso – 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.

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.

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