London Fashion Week warns designers about using fur

Those headed to London Fashion Week may need to rethink their street style bait. Attendees were sent an official British Fashion Council email this afternoon with the following warning:”We have been made aware that there might be fur protesters outside… on the afternoons of Friday, Saturday and Sunday of London Fashion Week. We are managing the situation by working with the metropolitan police to ensure the demonstration is managed correctly and with limited impact. For this reason, we would advise you to avoid wearing any kind of fur, real or fake, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

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A fur-focused look from Burberry’s London Fashion Week show

The irony: several emerging British designers are beloved specifically because of their innovative use of faux fur, Shrimps London and Simone Rocha among them. Meanwhile, Burberry shearling is a famous LFW staple, and Christopher Kane’s jaw-dropping furry Crocs were practically invented for UK street style preeners.

Will the memo convince show goers to forgo their Gucci fuzzies? Probably not. Then again, we’ve all seen this cautionary Sex and the City moment a hundred times…

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