Women’s trend of the day
I tried for two days to research this subject with limited results. But here is what I did find: Shearling coats go as far back as ancient times throughout Asia and Europe. Defined as sheepskin or lambskin pelt that have gone through a limited shearing process. The material typically has leather or sueded leather on one side also, the garments and shoes are usually tanned before they are fully processed..
Looking through old fashion photos I’ve found, I see the trend in a lot of pictures from the 80s fashion scene. So, I think it’s safe to say this is an 80s trend making it way back. Functional and fashion forward, not only does shearling keep you extremely warm ; it does add a great statement piece to your winter coats. And last but not least.. I’m sure as many of you have already noticed, throughout the past couple of years a great deal of designers have been using them on their winter footwear. Definitely one way to keep those feet toes warm during these sometimes harsh winter climates. Designers that have put this trend to werk on the runway are, Etro, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, J. Mendel and a personal favorite Opening Ceremony.