Photographed By Ellinor Forje
I'm somewhat late in the game for "The Question of Fur" discussion that has been going on between everybody and their stylist (and PETA!) since time immemorial. I'm torn on the subject myself. Therefore, last week I decided to inquire for the topic's general consensus on a fashion forum. And here I present to you some of the forumnista's insightful thoughts:
Catiebeatty: It’s not really a question for the ages, since people used to have to wear it to survive. I wear vintage fur, but I would never buy new fur. There’s not reason to since there is so much high quality vintage and antique furs out there already. I don’t want to contribute to more animals dying!
Tightsandtea: Nope, thanks to the evolution of faux fur there’s no point. But like Catiebeatty said, I’m not going to impose my first-world expectations on people in the frozen tundras of Siberia.
Me: That’s a good point. People in Siberia wear fur. So do the Eskimos. But that's never brought up in the debates.
Catiebeatty: I stand corrected, some people still do have to wear it to survive!
Priscillaraq: I agree with Catiebeatty, I only do vintage fur.
Sednonsatiata: Nope…Just not my style.
BeagleLover: I love the feeling of fur, but I only wear vintage fur.
The beat goes on...What gives on the matter?