Forum member Joy noticed the NYTimes fashion Fall supplement was full of ads featuring fur and faux fur. So it could be a big trend for Autumn 2015. In the meantime, the debate about real versus faux fur continues:

Earlier this year The Guardian asked if wearing fur is morally worse than wearing leather.

The newspaper also reported that the fur industry “is enjoying another year of considerable growth. The demand for mink, sable, fox and ferret has soared and farmers have stepped up production.”

In an Op-Ed piece on BOF, Elisa Allen, Associate Director of PETA, argues that “Fashion isn’t found in granny’s closet; it’s set by innovative designers who embrace eco- and animal-friendly materials and advances in fabric and fibre technologies that make the most out of metal, cotton, cork and synthetics. The only place left for fur in fashion is in old back copies of Vogue.”

Hannah Weiland, the founder and designer of London-based label Shrimps, decided to work with faux fur for a number of reasons: her personal views, price, colour and creative flexibility. She doesn’t think that faux fur is a trend, but a lifestyle that clients and buyers are increasingly comfortable embracing.

Fab Links from Our Members

Gigi thought these 40 outfit suggestions could come in handy, especially if you are shopping your closet and want to try new item combinations.

This image on The Sartorialist immediately reminded Joy of Angie’s hacking post. This would be a different way to hack out shorts from a pair of jeans.

Skylurker found Viktor & Rolf’s last couture show very poetic: The golden frames are made of cloth, and the patterns are embroidery and jacquard work!

Angie loves Sylvia’s arty architectural skirt and blouse outfit with flat sandals and red accents. A gorgeous look for her first day in NYC.

Deb lets us know that Goodwill is going upscale with new boutiques.

Liz Jackson, who has idiopathic neuropathy, has been petitioning J.Crew to sell walking canes. Robin thinks this is a great idea: “They’re a really common assistive tool, so why shouldn’t they become part of mainstream fashion?”

Nadya thought this article about the Americans who received the Legion of Honour wearing khakis and polo shirts was charming.