Trend of the week: Fake fur

Faking it is never a crime when it comes to fur says Annmarie O’Connor.

Trend of the week: Fake fur


With runway royalty Dries Van Noten, Topshop Unique and Orla Kiely showcasing acrylic fur, it’s a clear sign that faking it is fabulous. The stiff itchy pelts of the past have been swapped for sleeker, streamlined naps thanks to first rate advances in fabric technology. Fashionable and animal friendly. We like.


Layer faux fur gilet over a polo neck paired with leather trousers for a chic take on the trend.

Tackle the volume of a faux fur coat with lean separates for a more balanced silhouette.

Texture shy? Make like a Downton gal with a dainty faux fur stole.

Feeling brave? Pair a faux fur sweater with louche sequin trousers for serious p.m. glamour.

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