This month's style post takes a nod back to the 70's as we share some of our key inspiration behind our outwear pieces: The Dovestone Cagoule Parka, Chelsea Faux Fur Coat and Camden Wool.
Fur is undoubtably one of the fashion industry's most controversial subjects, and over the decades we have seen a number of musicians and celebrities endorsing both real fur and faux fur.
In the 1990s faux fur had a bad reputation due to it being made out of cheap polyester, however as the times have progressed, so has manufacturing. Here at Phix all of our pieces are made from faux fur, as today it is just as soft and warm as real fur.
It's a timeless fabric, which can be used to add small detailing to a jacket, or provide a real bold statement. We've collected some of our favourite images which have inspired our new pieces, and as always we hope you enjoy.
We love this look from Mick Jagger's shoot with David Bailey back in 1964, and it's a solid piece of inspiration for our Dovestone Parka. We've added a traditional parka-style fur-lined hood, and mixed this with cotton to create a contrast in textures and an effortlessly cool look overall.
Here's three photographs we love of Alex Turner and Paul Weller rocking fur in a more subtle way. A fur collar is another way to add a statement to your style, and a cool and affordable option if a full length fur isn't for you. We've added a detachable faux fur collar to our vintage inspired Camden Wool, again creating an abundance of textures between fabrics.
Apart from the obvious classic parka, a fur coat oozes rock & roll and with that, confidence. We've taken inspiration from these dramatic coats worn by the likes of Rod Stewart, Robert Plant and Liam Gallagher, and created a double breasted full length coat. We've designed our limited edition piece in a muted grey shade to add versatility and sophistication, whilst still creating a statement.