Who started it? Onar, which means “dream” in ancient Greek, was founded last year by Greek-Finnish fashion designer Irene Kostas, whose family has a long, illustrious history of high-end craftsmanship: her father and uncle still work in the leather and fur trade.
Why we like it: although fur has been falling out of favour for decades, as people around the world embrace animal rights, it still features regularly in high fashion. For those who do buy fashion products made from animals (which is still most of us: leather, hello?), we suggest you look towards brands using more sustainable, less cruel practices. Onar guarantees its furs do not come from animals in captivity. Instead, it sources animals hunted exclusively for gamekeeping, and repurposes second-hand fur coats into new pieces.
What we’d pick: we’re fans of the Ipek vest (below right; HK$8,575), which manages to make shearling look both cosy and slimming. If you’re heading to the wintry depths of Siberia anytime soon, try out the adorable Magda earmuffs (right; HK$995). The Sigha cape (below left; HK$12,985) will keep you snug as a bug in a rug.
Where can you get it? The Onar vest and cape are available at D-Mop, shop 3, 2-4 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, tel: 2505 8982.