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While fur maybe the centre of a never-ending ethical debate, there’s no debate about fur’s, real or faux, place in fashion. It will always look effortlessly luxurious. Thanks to recent trends, think Fendi’s fun-fur bags, fur has shed some of its inhibitions and become the playful texture du jour, especially for Fall 2014.

The continued focus of the season was the versatility of the natural fabric with pieces dyed in every conceivable colour. Marc Jacobs did an ombréd pale purple fuzzy bomber, Dior did bright yellows and greens, while Altuzarra cover his bases and did geometric a geometric patchwork jacket in a multitude of colours from neon orange to olive green. Prada went for full shock-value with a long-haired bright red form fitting unitard—a sure way to turn heads at your next dinner party.

On the flip side of things, neutral colours were also abound as designers chose quieter hues to give complexity to neutral outfits on the Fall 2014 runways. Gucci’s pale pink shearling pea coat was almost iridescent, giving depth to the matching rosy hued suit underneath. Edun matched strips of patent leather with panels of teddy-bear soft brown panels to demonstrate the possible range of natural materials.

In the vein of all things natural, many of the designers chose to stick with the fur’s natural colourings and prints as statement enough. Chloé’s colour-flecked cheetah print coat is the best of both worlds, marrying the artificial and natural, and Reed Krakoff’s distressed grey haired sweater look surprisingly tame when paired with a python skirt. Salvatore Ferragamo’s patchwork vest, Simone Rocha’s bejewelled coat and Sportsmax’s fluffy vest all highlight the array of natural patterns and textures available.

If all-over fur is just too much, then check out Blumarine’s fur trimmed brocade dress or the über-trendy horizontal fur wrap from Lanvin and Marni. If it’s good enough for Rihanna, then it’s good enough for us.