A fashion magazine in Ireland has published a special issue devoted to “sophismatic” faux fur hats and coats, in an attempt to “redefine” the way the world looks.
Dublin’s Style magazine, which is owned by the influential Faux Fur Society, launched the issue on Wednesday, with the cover showing a faux fur coat in front of a “fur bag” and “faux fur hat”.
The issue, which has been described as a “futuristic reimagining” of the fashion world, includes the fashions of “slim, well-tailored” faux hats and jackets, as well as the faux fur bag and faux fur rug.
It also includes a “Faux Fur Day” fashion show, with a live performance by the group, which was staged in front a faux “fur rug” in front to the faux “fur hat”.
Dublin has long been a hot spot for faux fur fashion, with many locals wearing them in the hope of attracting attention.
It’s been around for decades, but in recent years the trend has taken off with celebrities such as actor George Clooney and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
It was the topic of a new fashion magazine issue by Faux Furs last year, with “Faces” magazine publishing a series of interviews with the group’s founder, Pat Kelly.
Faux fur, which refers to fur used to protect the skin from the elements, is a luxury item that can range in price from around $100 to $1,000.
Faces featured a model wearing a faux fursuit as she talked about why she was buying them, with Kelly also saying she was a “little bit mad” about it.
She said: “Furs are expensive, they’re beautiful, they look expensive.
So why not wear it?
I don’t think I’m going to be wearing a fur rug when I’m doing this interview.”
Faux Fur Society director, Michael O’Connell, said the issue was “a celebration of the wonderful, fussy little fur we have in our country”, adding that “it’s so much more than that”.
“You have to know what to expect.
You have to have a sense of humour.
You are not just going to wear a suit.
You can wear a fur bag,” he said.
The faux fur issue will be published on the next issue of Faux fur Society, which will be available for purchase from August 1.
Fashion magazine Style is available for digital download from the App Store and Google Play.
Dubliners can also download the issue for free from the Dublin City Libraries, on a pay-what-you-want basis.