Dyed Furs

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  1. dirtylaundry

    dirtylaundry New Member

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    I've noticed an increase in the number of dyed furs that have been making their way into fashion editorials and onto the runways. They give off an out-of-this-world vibe that I find quite attractive. The only setback is that this trend is so vulnerable to going horribly wrong and becoming another crime of fashion.

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  2. gius

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    ooh!! i love this really :crush: in the same sense as designers pushing technical fabrics into the mainstream (ie. the idea polyester can be worth as much as a silk... via Lanvin who made ultra-light and ultra-flowy garments out of it that wouldn't be possible in another fabric --to return to synthetics a good reputation)
    i would be glad to have fur pushed forward too
    so much of the media is giving fur a bad light and you have people mindlessly following it.. sheep...
    it is an old craft and would be nice to continue it ... it doesn't necessarily have to be the real thing, i have felt 100% nylon furs which are soooo soft.. my friend thinking they must be mohair or something lighter (it's in washing that the texture worsens)
     
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    i think it being dyed gives a new dimension:heart:
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    Prada fall 2006.07
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    Christian Dior haute couture f/w 07
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    I can both hate and love this

    maybe because most of the times it's done it just ends up looking very cheap..

    but I do LOVE the second Prada (dress?) and the Marni jacket

    thanks for the thread and welcome to tFS dirtylaundry
     
  7. j´adore dior

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    What I find pretty interesting is when they dye fur to accentuate some parts of a natural tone to create a fur that looks undyed but from a new specie, or when they bleach them, what I like the most about fur besides its softness its the variation of coulour it has, it makes it so "three dimensional", so different from all other textures and when dyed in one colour sometimes it looses that particularity (specially when the fur was white), an example of what Im trying to say was featured in a fox collar worn by Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly betty.

    Some facts about dyed furs that I´ve learned are that you can indeed dye them after the skin has been dresses and tanned, by a profesional of course, so you can match a particular tone of fabric for a special project but the skin will shrink a little from its original size, the tone that makes it shrink the most and hardened the most is black.

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    I'm into it. But I would probably go with something bleached if buying because I'm old enough to remember when this was popular before so I wouldn't invest a lot in it. Matter of fact I would net you could find a great deal on consignment
     
  9. Crying Diamonds

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    You know what I thought of immediately?

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  10. gius

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    j'adore dior those are all really great ideas !
    creating a 'new specie' , and the different tonal variations in real fur

    many thanks for the info about dyeing
    it made me think also about leather, it sometimes has finishes placed on top which has to be stripped for the dye to penetrate through...

    crying diamonds was telling me a lot of horror stories about using real fur though :p it seems to be so high maintenance. the molting, the particularity to certain temperature/humidity and regular caring... it would be neat if there was a fur that was easy to care for. it could sell like hot cakes

    'bleaching' - you just mean removing colour, no?
    it's probably a different chemical, not chlorine bleach...

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  11. j´adore dior

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    Well, you have to be careful if you want your fur to last for decades but it is not that extreme, you can narrow it up to having it covered with a cloth bag (so fur can breathe, no plastic bag because it will loose its natural oils) that will probably be handled to you at the shop and keeping it away from direct sun heat or heat in genereal (which actually ends up deteriorating any sort of material), if you have a furrier near by you can store it with them during summer and they will probably deliver it clean next winter.

    The most delicate fur of all is chinchilla, because it doesnt have guard hairs that protect it (so for example it gets wet from neck sweat very easily) and its leather is paper thin (rips easily unlike many others), making it extremely light and also extremely soft, it is indeed so soft that you almost do not feel it when touching it, it´s one of my favourite furs and it dyes very well!

    By bleaching I ment taking some tones down yeah, Im not sure how it is done but I wouldn´t be surprised if they use actual chlorine of some sort, here´s an example from Jean Paul Gaultier:

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    The first pic shows natural silver fox and the second one bleached silver fox.

    One more tip, in the fur industry black fox and black mink are not produced, the nearest tone for black mink is a very dark mahogany, so each time you see black fox or mink it means it has been dyed.

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    PS: It is not precisely dyeing, but what about that golden process used by Fendi, that´s pretty amazing too!
     
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    The more I look at the dyed furs the more I like them ;) I know that fort FW 09/10 dyed fur is going to be massive - here are some fabulous dyed furs courtesy of Kaufman Furs (NYC)

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    maybe some mink and dyed chinchilla? I love the second fur!

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    again all Kaufman Furs

    http://www.kaufmanfurs.net

    something for the men (chinchilla)

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  14. dirtylaundry

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    Dyed Fake (!) Fur looks cool to me.
    Of course some pink colours are a no-go but I like those blue ones.
     
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