The much debated subject in fashion is Fur. From the days in the 20’s when anyone who was well to do or who could afford it wore Fur with out a second thought. To the 90’s where the super super models, the likes of Naomi Campbell, campaigned and said they would rather go naked than wear Fur for PETA.
Fast forward two decades to now & there is rise in the use of real fur by the top fashion houses. Gucci, the company that owns the Stella McCartney Brand who is known for animal rights, sanctions use of real fur in many of its other labels have all had real Fur on their catwalks this year, see photo above from Gucci’s catwalk this season. Which makes me think why? Why is it now deemed ok to wear real Fur again? I know everyone thinks that fashion goes round in circles, and 90’s fashion is a huge trend now, but I don’t think its ok to wear or use real fur in a collection. The thought to me of poor animals cruelly reared just so some can wear their coat is disgusting. No animal should suffer in vile conditions more frequently than not, never seeing day light, in poor countries not known for their animal kindness.
The subject I most struggle with is Vintage Fur…. I know a lot of people who have inherited it, people who wouldn’t wear new real Fur but would wear vintage real Fur…. For me, however much I love vintage clothing, I would still say no to real Fur vintage, or not. Why wear real when faux fur these days are beautiful & also much easier to care for. The place, I feel, for real Fur is in museum’s so we can all appreciate their design & the social history they hold for our country. I think a lot of people feel the same, we deem to be a nation of animal lovers, so why would you want their coat on your back? Not for me- This is not because I have been a one time Vegan & Veggie for the past 11 years.