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Every fall marks the return of beloved staples (like knee-high boots, sweater dresses, or leather jackets), but it also brings in the possibility of adopting something “new.” Of course, when it comes to trends, there’s nothing that’s ever entirely original—inspiration is constantly drawn from the past. As runway collections have tapped nostalgia more and more, we’ve witnessed formerly “dated” trends be transformed into something that feels brand new.
Nothing shows that more than the return of furry accessories. Fur accessories have always waned in and out of style as humans have worn them for centuries. However, they first gained notoriety in the fashion world in the 1960s, thanks to designers like Karl Lagerfield coining the term “fun fur” when working at Fendi. But the ’90s marked an even more significant shift in the popularity of fur, as fabric production innovations allowed for the creation of faux fur, making the fabric more animal-friendly and affordable. The result was the creation of a slew of furry accessories that managed to define the decade and continue to do so to this day.
We can see furry accessories continued presence in the fashion zeitgeist, most recently in fall/winter 2022 collections. From Kim Jones at Fendi to Donatella at Versace, we saw no shortage of designers taking this ’90s-inspired accessory and reenvisioning it in a way that could make even the most forward-thinking fashionphiles feel a flicker of nostalgia.
So, without further ado, here are the three ways this trend reemerged on the runway, along with the best furry accessories to shop for right now.