Incoming Fashion Trend: Feather capes and collars

feathered-capes

If you’re a regular reader of The Fashion Police, you probably already know that we have a bit of a “thing” about feathers. It’s not really a fashion “thing” either: it’s more of a “totally irrational phobia” thing which means that items made with feathers can be relied upon to make us run very fast in the opposite direction, yelling, “The birds! The birds!” (This nugget of information may come in handy one day if you ever invite us to a party and discover that we won’t leave.)

OK, so it’s not QUITE that bad, but it’s true that feathers are not our friends, which is a shame, really, because we’re starting to notice quite a lot of them appearing on the fashion radar, mostly in the shape of the capes above (which are from ASOS and Topshop, respectively), and we know that a lot of you love them.

What do you think of this trend? Feathered friends or Birdwoman of Alcatraz?

17 Comments

  • November 12, 2009

    zeezee

    Will I be shot if I like it? I kinda do, even if feathers aren’t my favourite item ever either.

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  • November 12, 2009

    Martine

    You wont get shot by me! lol I like it too 🙂

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  • November 12, 2009

    naomi

    i like it in black on the model in the photo…however i have visions of trying this or other feathered items and having my cats loose their tiny little minds and attacking me to clear me of vermin/make themselves a tasty snack

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  • November 12, 2009

    Kate

    I love it.

    It also reminds me of a publicity shot I saw of Billie Piper in that callgirl show of hers. That alas I never got to watch because I’m on the wrong side of the pond…

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  • November 12, 2009

    Natasha

    Love feathers, and the black cape above is really cool.

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    • February 3, 2010

      maddiefashonista

      i adore feathers. gimme gimme gimme. there adorable. i love them! the model works it to! 🙂

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  • November 13, 2009

    Andih

    I absolutely love the way Betty wore it
    http://www.leblogdebetty.com/2009/11/11/feather/

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  • November 13, 2009

    Maeve

    I don’t like this cape, and I normally don’t like feathers, but I’ve been seeing a lot of small feather fascinators lately and I admit I’m very very tempted.

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  • November 13, 2009

    Karyn

    They are scary, but the kind of scary that makes you proud of the daring of the fashion industry and its eye for beauty in the unusual and provocative.
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Free makeup!!!! (for me) =-.

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  • November 13, 2009

    Selina

    All those poor, cold, bald little birdies – that’s what I think of!
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..All I want for Christmas: Lights and Sounds DeLorean =-.

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  • November 13, 2009

    Eva

    Oh no! The black one at ASOS is sold out! I wanted it!
    .-= Eva´s last blog ..Me too =-.

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  • November 15, 2009

    Carmen

    I’ll salute to the daringness of the idea, and I’ll have to admit, they have this strange sort of elegance in them. Which is sort of weird, since I’m usually totally against the idea of wearing some article that an animal had to actually die to give up. I think they’ll look great on some people, but others, not so much.

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  • November 16, 2009

    Lauren

    You don’t actually think they pluck birds do you? They can actually make the “feathers” in factories, not really sure how but they do and if it is real feathers pretty sure they would use feathers off of a dead bird. Good luck trying to pluck an alive bird.

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    • November 16, 2009

      The Fashion Police

      Um, no, I don’t think they pluck live birds. Not sure which part of my post made you think that.

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      • November 16, 2009

        zeezee

        I suspect that was a reaction to one of the *comments*.

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        • November 17, 2009

          Selina

          I think it was a reaction to my comment. Ummmm, I was joking folks!
          .-= Selina´s last blog ..Your daily dose of pretty: Under the Rain tshirt =-.

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