Cara Delevingne Dons Sheepskin for Burberry’s Latest Ad Campaign

Cara Delevingne is the hottest fashion model at the moment, and so it was a big deal when Burberry announced the 21-year-old Brit as the face of its Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign. Cara joins the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Malaika Firth in representing the world-renowned British fashion brand, and in the company’s latest ad campaign, the models look snug yet elegant in a variety of colorful and cozy sheepskin jackets. If you want to dress like Cara and stay up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, take a look at our collection of handmade shearling coats for women at The Sheepherder, now available in colors ranging from classic tan to fun tones like grey, black, brown and even pink!
Sheepskin coats have been around for decades, dating back to the 1940s when pilots wore shearling bomber jackets to stay warm in the unpressurized cabins of their B-17 long-range bomber planes at altitudes of 30,000 feet. In the years since, shearling jackets have become increasingly popular garments for both men and women, as much for the warmth they offer as for the style statement they make. Today, well-respected fashion houses like Burberry are embracing sheepskin as the fashion staple it is, and incorporating the durable and stylish material into their 2014 autumn and winter collections.
In recent photos of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign, Cara Delevingne and her fellow British models sport a range of outerwear pieces, including beautiful sheepskin jackets for women, while their male counterparts model some of the company’s rugged shearling coats for men. In one photo, Suki Waterhouse is wearing a shorter sheepskin jacket much like our own Ladies Columbine Sheepskin Coat, which features waist-hugging feminine lines, wool-out trim, three-inch rolled cuffs and a beautiful notched collar, while Cara sports a longer shearling jacket that is similar to our Ladies Classic Sheepskin Coat or Ladies Cattleman Sheepskin Coat.
One of the main reasons sheepskin has remained so incredibly popular over the past 70-plus years, especially for fall- and winter-wear, is because the material offers a warmth and coziness that is unparalleled by any other garment. Unlike other materials (including synthetic sheepskin) genuine shearling features hollow fibers that naturally retain heat and wick away moisture from the body, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you’re looking for the perfect coat for 2014 – one that will keep you comfortable and also make a fashion statement – check out our selection of custom sheepskin jackets at The Sheepherder today.