Luxury Fashion House Valentino to Drop Fur From Upcoming Collections

Luxury fashion is steadily moving away from fur as houses around the world announce their decision to no longer use it in their collections. And, most recently, fashion giant Valentino joined the fur-free movement.

Valentino Garavani walking out on the runway after a fashion show of his house, waving at the audience
Luxury Fashion House Valentino to Drop Fur From Upcoming Collections

Valentino to Remove Fur by 2022

The Italian designer brand is the latest to announce it will remove fur from its future collections in support of sustainable fashion and manufacturing. The fashion house will drop fur from all of its subsidiaries as well, including Valentino Polar. The company’s CEO Jacopo Venturini released a statement to share the news. He also said the company will be moving toward researching alternative materials that are gentle to the environment and still uphold the brand’s high standards.

Fur’s Time Is Quickly Phasing Out

Fur coats arranged on hangers
Luxury Fashion House Valentino to Drop Fur From Upcoming Collections

It’s no secret that fur has been widely favored by fashion designers for decades, but it seems its reign is about to end. Just earlier this year, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen also announced they would be removing fur from their fashion lines. It was actually Gucci that famously set the start for a fur-free luxury fashion movement when the iconic house stopped using the material back in 2017. Similarly, other fashion giants like Versace, Prada, Michael Kors, Chanel, and Adidas have also adopted similar fur-free policies.

The movement is gaining momentum, thus making the entire luxury fashion industry readjust its designs and policies in the coming years. It’s not just brands that are taking measures, but retailers as well. Chains like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s have also pledged to remove all fur fashion items from their stores.

A fur coat by Valentino
Luxury Fashion House Valentino to Drop Fur From Upcoming Collections

Valentino Moves Toward Sustainable Materials

The designer house’s decision to champion cruelty-free materials in its fashion lines has been met with praise both from the industry and from animal rights groups. Both the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) commended Valentino for joining the fur-free movement. It’s decisions like this that shape modern-day legislation, like the case of California banning the sale and manufacturing of fur in 2019.

Sweater Dresses To Keep You Warm As The Weather Turns

This season is pretty awkward, right? You start the day off with a chunky knit jumper but you’re sweating by lunchtime, and you want to wear winter boots, but it’s not quite cold enough. Thankfully, sweater dresses are the perfect antidote when you’re feeling this autumnal stress. These are the coolest sweater dresses to keep you warm as the weather turns.

The Sleeveless Midi Dress

With difficult temperatures to deal with, opting for a sleeveless option in Fall is a great idea. After all, everyone loves layering. By wearing a sleeveless midi-dress, you can layer this up however you like. You can opt for a long T-shirt underneath, you could choose a short-sleeved option, or you could not wear anything underneath at all. Apart from underwear, of course.

The Oversized Look

We don’t think that oversized fashion will ever go out of style – and if it does, we’ll be pretty upset. While a form-fitting sweater dress can show off your figure and add a sense of style and sophistication to your outfit, there’s nothing quite like wearing an oversized sweater dress. Not only is it super comfortable, but it’s also a timeless staple that can be teamed up with any kind of footwear or jacket.

The Ribbed Dress

The shape and length of a sweater dress are completely up to you, but why don’t you add some ribbing into the mix? Sweater dresses are rarely patterned or colorful – especially in Fall when you want to embrace muted tones – which is why adding some texture into your outfit could be the detail that takes your outfit from blah to blah-mazing.

Sweater dresses are the ultimate Fall staple, but it turns out that there are so many incredible options to choose from. We think the only practical solution is to buy one of each. It’s the only way that you’ll be able to get through Fall.