When a fur coat needs cleaning, it is essential that you take your garment to a fur specialist, not a dry cleaner. Fur requires a very special cleaning process that most dry cleaners cannot do.
Even if there is no visible dirt or stains, fur should be cleaned at least once a year. Cleaning can remove dirt particles and chemicals, and involves a glazing procedure that improves the lustre of the fur.
This might seem like a lot of effort, particularly if the coat does not appear dirty, but keep in mind that the coat will last much longer if cared for properly.
Burberry Prorsum, Nappa leather and rabbit coat available from Net A Porter.
Christopher Bailey has put together a wonderfully classic collection for Burberry Prorsum once again. Highlights included warm brown fur coats paired with a slim trouser, and sleek, black mink accents on sleeves and shoulders. The entire collection is a sensory experience, with several textures in one garment. It’s unfortunate technology hasn’t come far enough to let us experience the feel of a garment while watching the show streaming live on our iPads.
Left, Burberry Prorsum rabbit jacket, and right, Maison Michel fox fur hat.
Here are a few gorgeous accessories featured in a recent Vogue Paris online story about keeping warm and stylish (by the way, congratulations to Emmanuelle Alt, the new Editor of French Vogue!) You can see the rest of the story here, these were a few of my favourite pieces.
Left, Christian Louboutin coyote boot, and right, Céline rabbit shoe.
Left, Marc Jacobs mink bag, and right, D&G coyote bag.