Couture Critters

People tend to scream when they see a critter scurrying across the room. However, the gasps you hear this fall are for fabulousity — not fear — as couture creatures are popping up in a number of designer collections. From kitty cats to fuzzy monsters, here we explore the latest critter craze.


Lady Gaga may have her little monsters (the term that affectionately describes her fans) but Fendi fans have their own critter crew, too, and fashion fiends are on the loose for the latest collection.

All eyes will be on you when wearing the slip-on sneakers that have leather inlays that create the Bag Bugs eye pattern. Speaking of bags, you’ll literally have eyes in the back or your head, or more accurately, the back of your back, when wearing the Fendi black monster fox-fur backpack, which spots two colorful, furry eyes. If you’re looking for a little creature to keep you comfort, the fashion house’s collection of bag charms has a number of fuzzy monsters, such as the Bug-Kun, to clip onto any handbag. 

Pay tribute to your favorite feline friend with Loewe’s Cat Face necklace. The large, cat-shaped necklace in hand painted leather is a chic and statement-making way to incorporate the culture of critters into your wardrobe. 

And are you wondering where those owl “hoots” are coming from? Instead of looking up into the trees, perhaps take a look at your accessories. The Louis Vuitton Twist chain wallet in Epi leather features an owl design and a turn and lock LV logo design that makes up the nocturnal bird’s beak.