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Fendi unveils fur sneakers for pre-fall 2015

By Kristopher Fraser

7 Dec 2015

Fur has found its final frontier in the fashion industry: sneakers. Leave it up to creative director Karl Lagerfeld to make this happen. The brand has unveiled a pair of fur sneakers for their pre-fall 2015 collection.

It's no secret that Fendi is big on fur, with their fuzzy Karlitos and initial big charms being very popular among the fashion crowd. It's impossible to see street style photos without at least one person adorning themselves with one of these accessories. As fashion month kicks off in the chilly winter next month, these sneakers are sure to be Fendi's most photographed street style item.

Earlier this year, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his first couture collection for Fendi, which was very heavy on fur. He seems to be finding a way to work fur into Fendi's collections whatever way he can.

While the use of fur is often a very controversial subject, Lagerfeld has long been a major supporter of the fur industry. He was once quoted saying to the Independent that "Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur? The hunters in the north for the sable, they have no other job, there is nothing else to do. Those organizations who are much against it, they are not Bill Gates."

He also went on to say that "For me, Fur is Fendi and Fendi is Fur, Fun Furs! Fendi is my Italian version of creativity. The Fendi Haute Fourrure fashion show is the opportunity to stage the Royal Furs of Furs." So, we can expect plenty of fur in Lagerfeld's collections for Fendi going forward.