Thursday, October 9, 2008

Warmth by Way of Alpaca



(Alexander Wang, Hefjina)

(Rachel Comey, Bird)

(Rachel Comey, Creatures of Comfort)

Instinctively, I lean toward natural knits for warmth in colder months. I have always been into wool and once I discovered alpaca (domesticated camel siblings) to be warmer than sheep's wool, hypoallergenic (allergies freakishly seem to multiply for me these days) and is often used in the sustainable and fair trade markets (see DC's upcoming Green Festival). This season's creations by Wang and Comey show even more promise for a fashionable, and, I am gonna say it, more humane alternative to fur. And, if you are thinking it, Uggs would clash with this look. Don't do it.

1 comment:

Ally said...

holy shiiit that hat!!