Front row: Meet your new furry friends
With the British Fashion Council ruling that London Fashion Week had to be fur free, plus brands from Gucci to Michael Kors banning it from their lines, cruelty-free fashion is here to stay. But this doesn’t mean giving up our faithful autumn/winter friend, the fuzzy jacket. As well as great high-street picks from Mango, Topshop and New Look, there are some brilliant brands specialising in fake fur. Here are three of our favourites…
JAKKE This Brit label has nailed great quality faux fur in fab colours and at purse-friendly prices. Check out its huge selection – you’ll want them all.
SHRIMPS Since wowing the fashion world with faux-fur outerwear in 2013, this British label has now added accessories and ready-to-wear in other fabrics to its collections. But its innovative, playful designs are still the best alternative to fur in the business.
FUZZ NOT FUR Launched two years ago, this brand – which is set to keep the fashion pack warm this winter – has already been picked up by the likes of Net-a-Porter and Selfridges. fauxfur.com
For all the behind-the-scenes gossip and to shop the latest looks from London Fashion Week, go to you.co.uk
Thank you, Volvo – we couldn’t have navigated LFW without you!
Earlier this month, the YOU fashion team hit the capital’s streets for London Fashion Week to check out the new trends and emerging talents. For all the behind-the-scenes gossip and to shop the latest looks, go to you.co.uk and @youmagsocial (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for our video highlights. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without our flashy Volvo XC90 and driver to help us navigate the tight show schedule in sleek Scandi style. Thank you, Volvo, for our new favourite Swedish model!
Top of our pop-ups
Kitri’s pop-up shop has just opened in London and will be there until 31 December
Since its launch last year, Kitri’s smart, on-trend designs have been solving our work and off-duty wardrobe needs so deftly that we’re not sure where we shopped before. As it’s an online brand, the only downside is that we can’t try before we buy. Or rather, that was its downside – Kitri’s pop-up shop has just opened in London’s Soho (at 52 Brewer Street, W1) and will be there until 31 December. Plenty of time to visit for some new-season staples and (dare I say it so early?) a festive party dress.
JUMPER, £69, and SKIRT, £95, both Kitri
Left: BLAZER, £165. Right: TROUSERS, £125, both Kitri
THIS WEEK I’M BUYING…
STEAL – This dress is an easy (and affordable) way to tick the dark florals trend for autumn.
TREAT – I love the glitz these small hoops will add to an everyday look.