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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