Trend Alert: Eco Eskimo
With increasing awareness of the environment and in particular the issue of animal cruelty coupled with the world-wide economic crises the once though‘tacky’ look of faux fur has been re-invented. It’s out with the real and in with the faux. This trend focuses on the tactile side of fashion and the touch-me-feel-me mood of the season. Used in unison with this trend is elements of asymmetry adding further interest to the mainly texture based trend. Contrast of piles and textures has been popular amongst designers to make the easily commercialised trend also appeal to a higher-end market.
The aviator jacket, military coats, the duffel jacket