Chinchilla fur coats are righteously considered to be the king of luxury in the fur world. Unique looks , sensational texture , low production volume are some of the key traits that make garments made of chinchilla fur highly desirable and high ticket items as well.
Chinchillas are native to South America and were once reserved for Royalty when it came to their use for garments. Complex and demanding breeding result in low pelt output .Apart from south America , a number of efficient farming units has risen in North Europe the past two decades.
Chinchilla fur pelts have a unique texture that can find no match among other fur types . One has to actually “submerge” their fingertips up two two centimetres deep in the fur , until they actually sense it !! Yes , chinchilla fur coats are that soft ! Each hair growing from one follicle , branches to 20-30 smaller hairs.
Warmth and superior comfort are trademarks of chinchilla fur coats. They are supple and lightweight , yet they will keep you warm and let your body breathe even at the lowest of temperatures , while allowing for a high range of motion . This flexibility , creates a wonderful aesthetic result , since the garment naturally moves and flows in a flattering if not magical way . following your body motion .
The natural color of chinchilla is a combination of black stripe , surrounded by gray and finishing in white . The darker a chinchilla pelt and the highest density it has , the higher its value . In limited quantities one can come across brown cream natural chinchillas. Thanks to advanced coloring techniques chinchilla fur jackets can come in a variety of colors , the most popular of which are blue black , green , purple , magenta , pink , yellow and black.
The classic stitching pattern is “across” . Each pelt is cut in half , into two rectagles and between them is stiched a thin leather stripe . This creates the iconic peak and trough look. Chinchilla fur is a delicate material and is only handled by the most experienced fur masters. Even the matching of skins in terms of color and thickness , so that the final product looks perfect is an art of its own . Another popular method of stitching pattern is the diagonal. This is reserved for the longest of chinchilla pelts. Although not so popular some coats are made with the pelts stitched in a vertical fashion . The latter is not recommended by the author , unless the final product is a combination of horizontal and vertical stitching.
In terms of design , chinchilla fur coats come in a variety of styles . Costumers in colder countries prefer longer and hooded versions or waist length garments. Warmer climates seem to favor vests, etols or the extremely chic cropped waist and sleeve boleros and short jackets , which allow to showcase jewelry , bracelets and watches. Also chinchilla fur collars , cuffs and trim make a great match with black mink fur coats .
Occasions. Chinchilla fur is highly versatile . It can be worn casually with a pair of jeans and boots. It will never go without turning heads . On the other hand it is a red carpet fur type , and is the fut type of choice in formal events , in VIP meetings , in cocktail parties , weddings ,cultural events. It remains one of Hollywood’s favorite furs . Modern day royalty and aristocracy still cherish it as one of their favorites . Chinchilla has a strong appeal and impact .It is a display of success , prestige , charm and status . In Skandinavik Fur , quiet often we receive custom orders from actresses and opera singers , requesting specifically for chinchilla for their premieres . Even in unexpected countries such as the Arabian Emirates , we receive requests from high profile citizens , for custom chinchilla garments for their upcoming social events with the royal family .
In terms of care , chinchilla is a delicate fur . It must be handled gently and not extreme stress imposed on the seams. Steaming and glazing is advised once per year . Fur washing , even in professional cleaning services , should be reserved only in limited . Handle your chinchilla with care and you will enjoy it for several years.