There are few things better than when the fashion community unites in support of a trend as joyfully stupid as these faux fur hats.
Pictured above is a “creation” from Prada’s Fall 2017 collection, a fluffy faux fur hood/hat/thing, that, if we are lucky, will trickle down to the masses by the time it starts getting cold, so that everyone you see on Instagram and at the grocery store and in line in front of you at the ATM will be dressed like a Muppet. According to Fashionista’s eagle eye, the blue iteration of this chapeau has been spotted on a wide range of September covers. This, of course, means that the people who are responsible for setting the trends have said their piece: this fall, we’re all going to look like stuffed animals.
Consider this LOVE magazine spread featuring the Muppets and models wearing an awful lot of brightly-colored fake fur.
Please note: the outfit above is Miu Miu and not Prada, but they’re essentially family, so I will let it slide. Is it weird that Animal is wearing a coat and a hat made of material that is roughly the same material he is? Sure, maybe, but humans wear leather and leather is made of skin and we are ALSO made of skin, so I’d rather not go down this road, though the image did give me pause. Then I stopped thinking morbid thoughts and thought about what color I’d like my faux fur hat and jacket to be this fall.
How fun! How free! Maybe millennial pink and the omnipresent, snoozy, body-con nude dresses that the Kardashians et al are so fond of will disappear. We’re all going to look like tie-dyed flokati rugs. I can’t wait.